Updates from the Hedgehog Friendly Campus

A message from Hedgehog Friendly Campus:  The University’s Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative is well underway. Hedgehog Friendly Campus is a national initiative sponsored by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society to create a supportive environment for a much beloved yet declining species. We are striving for “Bronze” Accreditation by completing a number of goals such as buiRead More…

Climate Action Fife – An Exciting New Project to Tackle the Climate Crisis in Fife!

A big shout out to Greener Kirkcaldy who will be leading on the exciting new, cross-sector partnership project, Climate Action Fife! The main partner organisations include Fife Council, Fife College and the Fife Communities Climate Action Network. Through already existing ties to these core partners, both Transition and the University of St Andrews will be active contributors to this innovative pRead More…

Interhall Environment Competition Over November 2019

The Winner of the first semester is… Congratulations to Deans Court for winning first place over November! They stole the show with the highest reduction in their energy consumption; the lowest food waste per person, which they share with St Salvatores; and their continued action in supporting and monitoring wildlife in their halls. In 2nd place is Andrew Melville for their efforts aRead More…

Interhall Environment Competition

Inspiring Change Through Competition It is back! With almost two years of absence, the competition has made its comeback this year academic year (2019-20). In the past, it focused solely on residences competing against one another to lower their energy consumption. Now, the scope of the competition has widened massively. Points are rewarded to halls for taking initiative on: saving enerRead More…

The Big Declutter – Pass It On Week

The University has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to offer a simple solution to Spring clean your wardrobe for Zero Waste Scotland’s big declutter week (9th-17th March). Why not clear out some unwanted items and donate to the British Heart Foundation charity for reuse. Each hall of residence will have a donation point for residents and off-campus students to pick up collRead More…

Buy a D-Lock and Protect Your Bike!

Fife Community Police has reported that two bikes a week are being stolen from St Andrews at present! Community Police Officer Larna Fox Cowan is urging students to lock up their bike, as well as continue to use your lights and wear bright clothing. She joined Transition again this month outside the Students Association in a Bike Light event to draw attention to the fact that it is not onlRead More…

Transition’s Refreshers Week 2019 (27th Jan to 3rd of Feb)

From the 27th of Jan to the 3rd of Feb, refreshers week will be in full swing. And Transition is running a number of our very own events too. Stay up to date to see all the new events added in the run up to the big week! MON 28THTransition’s Bike Rental Session // Woodburn Pl // 1-3PMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/351996888968564/
St And Re-Use Secondhand Stuff Giveaway // Woodburn Pl // 2-4PMhtRead More…

Meadow Making: Guardbridge Community Garden

There have been big changes at the Guardbridge community garden since a team of dedicated volunteers have been meeting up most Friday’s from 10-12noon (and some of them visiting between sessions). One of the most obvious changes, as you walk into the garden, is the management of the central meadow area. In the UK, meadows have been estimated to have declined by 97% since the 1930s. The maiRead More…

Eden Campus Ecopod Planters

As the development of the Eden Campus goes ahead, there is also a development of the food growing spaces in Guardbridge. (photos show the development of the planters from not edible plantings to edible) The planters around the Site development office, the off grid Ecopod, have now been converted into edible planters, with a heavy emphasis on Herbs on the more exposed windy side of the Ecopod. Read More…

Cycling in St Andrews: Who are we and what do we do?

We will shortly be applying for our Cycle Friendly Campus Award from Cycling Scotland and Lara, our fabulous cycling officer, compiled a video for the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges’ (EAUC)  Transport Conference this week of what we have been doing for cycling here in St Andrews! Thank you so much to everyone, past and present, who has volunteered their time to improve tRead More…