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…

Autumn Garden Update – There’s still delicious food to be had and lots to help with!

This post is written by Seth Nolan-McDonough, a first year studying Psychology, Social Anthropology, and Ancient History. Seth has been a keen garden volunteer, spoiling us with different species of chilies, and helps with general Transition publicity.  As the days get shorter and the cold sets in, we unfortunately no longer have the delicious tomatoes, courgettes and other summer vegetables tRead More…

A Week in Transition: reflections from our new Research Facilitator

Katherine is the newest addition to the Transition team. She has recently finished a PhD in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews on domestic energy demand and expectations of home comfort. You can find more about her research on her website and Katherine tweets as @Ellsworth_Krebs. Email her at ke68@st-andrews.ac.uk. In just a week I have been Read More…

Bioblitz 2014-2015 report and Save the Date for 2016!

BioBlitz Report Transition has been involved in both of the St Andrews BioBlitzes – they are great opportunities to connect with the local environment, learn about the great biodiversity of St Andrews Bay and spend time with many environmentally conscious people and organisations. The BioBlitz team have just completed a two year report which highlights the motivation for running the event and detRead More…

In Town : Rob Hopkins, co-Founder of Transition Network

  The concerns that many people have around oil dependence and economic insecurity are likely to increase in Scotland in the coming years. And many of these concerns unify Transition Network initiatives around the world, including Scotland. The Scottish referendum continues to have an impact; and has maintained momentum for radical change beyond a yes or no vote. This is clearly a timeRead More…