A Plastic Free St Andrews: Behind the Scenes with Daphne Biliouri-Grant

Interview with Daphne Biliouri-Grant, co-ordinator for the ‘Towards a Plastic Free St. Andrews’ initiative. The initiative is led by the St. Andrews Environmental Network, the local environmental charity, in partnership with the Environmental Office of the University of St. Andrews and Transition UStA, a community interest company promoting sustainability. Interview conducted by third year sRead More…

Towards a Plastic Free Fife – FCCAN Networking Event

Transition are hosting the next Fife Communities Climate Action Network on Monday 25th March, from 6-8pm at the Kernel. Speakers from communities engaging the plastic problem will present on how they are working to prevent plastics, tackle litter and normalise reuse. A workshop follows for all to share their thoughts. This boils down to the main question, how can the FCCAN support the movRead More…

The Hydrogen Economy

With increasing evidence and media coverage on Climate Change and Global Warming brought on by anthropogenically produced CO2 in our atmosphere, we are well aware of the problems associated with the carbon economy, which is based on coal, oil and gas. But with what do we replace it? Electric power is great, but it is mostly still generated by burning hydrocarbons. If we could duplicate and harnesRead 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…

Winter Diets UK – “Spice Up Your Meals Without Heating Up the Planet”

Written by Aisling Geraghty // Nov 7th 2018 Each day that passes, you can feel the English November chill creeping in. Perhaps you have turned your heater on full power or started to light the fire in your living room each evening. If you are like most students, your house has become its own microclimate as you desperately try and keep the warmth inside, without escalating your utility bills. It Read More…

The Reverse Vending Machine: Working to Wave Waste in St Andrews

With the Residential and Business Services (RBS) side to the Uni looking to heavily curb their plastic impacts, a recent decision to bring a reverse vending machine to St Andrews is one of the first big steps they are taking to ‘put their money where their mouth is’. This machine aims to get people recycling their plastic by incentivising them with a pseudo-deposit return system. The difference isRead More…