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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…

St AndReuse Volunteer

Although originally just a Transition project, St AndReuse is now townwide with several collaborating groups. Join the Transition team to tackle waste and get people sharing and caring for second-hand items! Roles: Help with sorting of new donations and keeping the storage tidy for people to collect itemsCoordinate our Transition St Andrews DEPOP account, photoshooting new items and upRead More…

New Post: Campus Cycling Officer

Are you passionate about changing peoples travel habits and supporting healthy, low carbon living? Transition UStA is once again teaming up with Cycling Scotland and Bright Green Business to offer a post of Campus Cycling Officer. The post is flexible and suited to recent graduates as a full time position or current students with flexible hours for the right candidate. Applications Close: 23 SRead More…

The Tree Cooperative Member

The Tree is our student cooperative food hub. It connects local producers to local consumers, keeping our economy local and supporting members of our community. Recently The Tree has also branched out into some non-food products. Join this jazzy team and be a part of the resilient food network in and around St Andrews. Roles: Be a part of the public facing side to the team working to bRead More…

Edible Campus Garden Leader

As the garden leader you have your hands on the reigns. Lead weekly gardening sessions at a growing space of your choosing, decide what gets planted over the year and promote it all through social media. Roles: Lead a Edible Campus space with suppport from the Transition staff and volunteers to run regular sessions. These can be weekly or fortnightly.Demonstrate gardening activities toRead More…

Pesto galore

Making pesto Edible Campus volunteer Isabelle Low writes: Hooray! The hungry months are over; and we are now starting to have to deal with seasonal gluts instead. I have a little veg now (courgettes and lots of salads), but by no means a glut. But my herb garden needs hard picking to keep it under control. So I’m making lots of different pestos. Although traditional pesto genovese iRead More…