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Mental Health Walks with Transition

Are you struggling with mental health, feeling isolated, or simply would like to go out into nature and connect with someone new? As an attempt to improve the community’s well-being during the pandemic we, as Transition volunteers, would like to take Freshers (or anyone who might be feeling down) on walks around St Andrews. The walks would be around one hour long and the routes would vary baRead More…

The Tree (Except Veg Bags) Slowing Down Over Winter

Winter is here and The Tree is set to slow down. Except for veg bags, which will continue throughout winter, the last day of orders is Sunday 6 December. The Tree will be completely open after the winter break and receiving orders again from Monday 18 January. Veg Bags are still on offer through the holidays – delivery only – no extra cost. If you are soon set to leave, you will be mRead More…

Campus Cycling Officer? Who’s Tamzin Dewar?

Transition St Andrews is pleased to announce the addition of another full-time member of staff! Tamzin Dewar will be taking the role of Campus Cycling Officer with the general remit to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students. A keen bikepacker on a mission to share her passion find out a bit more about Tamzin and the role of CCO here. If you have any Read More…

Finding a Bike in St Andrews

St Andrews is a great place to cycle but whats the best way to get some wheels? Here are our top places to find a bike depending on your budget and how long you need a bike for. TimeOptionWhereDayRentalSpokesCycle PathE-Bike (University Staff Only)2Wheel CareMonthsRental – 1 to 12 monthsBike PoolYearsPurchase – Second HandFife Bike WorksCyclepathFife CyclesYearsPurchase = NewCyclepathSpokeRead More…

Why Cycle?

Prof Chris Oliver @CyclingSurgeon on Twitter Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine: saves you money, gets you fit and helps the environment. Cycling is easier on your joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. It helps you get into shape and build your cardiovascular fitness. Exercising for at least 150 minutes every week helps yRead More…

Bike Pool Voluteers

Bike Pool is not only about reducing bike waste and getting people on bikes. It is about the love of bikes! Bike Pool rents out bikes, upskills people as mechanics and teaches people how to ride. There is a wealth of opportunity to get stuck in. Have you any bike maintenance skills?If not, would you like to learn how to fix and maintain a bike?Would you like to volunteers in bike maintenanRead More…

Skillshare Volunteer / Intern

Skillshare is a community project helping people to share skills and educate each other about low carbon living. Your contribution can be as big or as small as you like. We offer you an opportunity to develop new skills, gain confidence working with the public, and acquire a very valuable addition to your CV, plus the possibility of using Transition as a reference. Roles: Host zoom SkiRead More…

Can We Find a Balance Between the Fashion Industry and Social Justice?

Lucy Jackson: September 8th, 2020 https://fashionsocialjustice.wordpress.com/ Whilst the fashion industry mustreduce their environmental impact,achieving social justice is just as animportant as climate justice forfashion designers. Wouldn’t you liketo know where your clothes come from exactly? How much they really cost to make, versus how much their value is worth? Did you realise that tRead More…

Impact of Plastics on The Marine Environment During COVID 19

12,09, 2020, Lucy Jackson Sea Turtle finding face mask in the ocean https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-face-masks-gloves-and-other-coronavirus-waste-are-polluting-ocean Marine plastic has been a global problem for a long time, yet never before has it reached this drastic state, until now. At present, single use masks, gloves and other PPE equipment are being used in vast quantitiesRead More…