Focus on: Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group

The Young Leaders Development Programme By Lara Fahey, Transition’s Sustainable Transport Officer Last month I went to one of the 2050 Climate Group’s conferences in Edinburgh. The subject this time was politics, and how we can influence politicians to take action on climate change. We heard from many inspiring speakers including those that attended the COP 23 summit in Bonn late last year, Read More…

Exciting opportunity to learn more about permaculture in St Andrews!

Permaculture is a holistic design system for sustainable living, creating systems for minimum effort and maximum effect. It is a design system based on ethics and principles deduced from observing nature. Many Transition Town groups, like ours in St Andrews, have strong links to permaculture principals so we are keen to widen the knowledge and experience held in St Andrews by running this shortRead More…

Students using a hammer

ToolShare has Launched!

ToolShare has launched! Sharing Economy Transition University of St Andrews is a group that supports sustainability within the St Andrews community through education and activities. Part of this is through creating a sharing economy, where goods are borrowed by the community when they are needed instead of being bought by individuals who may only use them once or twice. There are already some grRead More…

St And Re-use Town pick ups

Students living outwith halls of residence can now get a hand with moving any unwanted household goods. St And Reuse – Town is able to pick up goods from your house and give them back to Students returning in September. Simply fill in the form and we will get back to you within a few days. Collections take place through May and June during working hours Loading…Read More…

Looking through old files.. What’s changed? What’s stayed the same?

Transition Open Forum November 2015 At the open forum, participants were encouraged to express what did and did not work well when attempting to reduce their waste, energy usage and food associated footprint. As part of the exercise, they were then asked to contribute possible solutions, each being ranked according to their feasibility and impact. Energy: When asked about home energy use, mRead More…

Join a course to reduce your environmental impact 9:30-11:30 Wednesdays or 5:30-7:30 Tuesdays

This is an amazing course looking at how to reduce our individual environmental impact. YOU are amazing. You can make a difference. Join us, its free… Click going on facebook, or email us if you don’t use facebook and we’ll get you booked! Carbon Conversations is a unique and inspiring series of 6 group discussions (6 sessions in total) about what it means to live on this planet in the epoch Read More…

Join a course to reduce your environmental impact 9:30-11:30 Wednesdays or 5:30-7:30 Tuesdays

This is an amazing course looking at how to reduce our individual environmental impact. YOU are amazing. You can make a difference. Join us, its free… Click going on facebook, or email us if you don’t use facebook and we’ll get you booked! Carbon Conversations is a unique and inspiring series of 6 group discussions (6 sessions in total) about what it means to live on this planet in the eRead More…

The Professional Skills Curriculum Goes Green

The Professional Skills Curriculum (PSC) helps students develop a range of professional skills which employers value. A skill in increasing demand is for graduates to have a knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues, and an understanding of how they fit in the workplace. The PSC is proud to present a new online workshop entitled ‘How to be a Green Employee’. This Moodle resourceRead More…

Happy Holidays!

As the year comes to a close we’ve been reflecting on the incredible amount of activity in the past 12 months. For the first time ever we have a campus cycling officer who has been promoting sustainable travel in an unprecedented way (see our video below). We’ve had the number and diversity of Skillshare events skyrocket with over 750 members on our facebook page. Our partnership with the St AndRead More…

Happy Holidays!

As the year comes to a close we’ve been reflecting on the incredible amount of activity in the past 12 months. For the first time ever we have a campus cycling officer who has been promoting sustainable travel in an unprecedented way (see our video below). We’ve had the number and diversity of Skillshare events skyrocket with over 750 members on our facebook page. Our partnership with the St AndRead More…