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Jacob Lovatt: Active Travel Network Project Worker for St Andrews!

My name is Jacob Lovatt and I’ve recently been appointed via Transition St Andrews as the Active Travel Network Project Worker for St Andrews over the next six weeks. The role funded by Sustrans Places for Everyone programme will facilitate engagement with residents and local businesses in a programme aimed at making walking, wheeling and cycling safe and desirable for everyone in the tRead More…

The Hedgehog Friendly Campus Active Through March

March was a busy and exciting month for the St Andrews Hedgehog Friendly Campus team! We held our first litter picking event, with a team of students volunteering their time over the 6th and 7th to gather litter around David Russel Apartments and Fife Park Apartments. Lots of litter was removed, helping to reduce the risk of injury to hedgehogs foraging for food, in the run up to breeding sRead More…

Skill Share: Making a Toga

In this Skill Share blog we take a quick look at how Jo and Tristan made their very own toga using old bed sheets. A neat activity for the family during lockdown! Follow the step by step to try it at home. 1) Find yourself a large white sheet. If you do not have one at home, you may want to try St AndReuse to get some for free. 2) Cut the duvet apart, and then fold it over to find the mRead More…

Eco-Anxiety Cafes in St Andrews

Written by Rector’s Committee Climate Action Coordinator, Heather Fortune. Think, listen and feel for the climate. University of St Andrews’ Rector’s Committee and Transition St Andrews launch eco-anxiety cafés for students, staff and community members of St Andrews.    On Tuesday 16th of March between 5-6pm GMT, staff, students and community members can attend the first of a seriRead More…

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…

Green Film Festival 2021 Review

A review by Green Film Festival volunteer, Hannah Ruskin-Dodd. As many of us are conducting both our work and personal lives online now, it’s clear that film provides a lifeline for environmentalists, scientists, and filmmakers to reach out, share their knowledge, and inspire people to make a difference from all corners of the world. Our “slightly-longer than a week-long” festival took place bRead More…

Together Let’s Bounce Forward

Grab Your Event Ticket Here! No doubt the past year has been tough but it has taught us some valuable lessons about society and the climate crisis. The harder lessons: just as inequalities and injustices are worsened by the impacts of the pandemic, the climate crisis will do no different. On a more positive note: when governments mobilize, rapid change can happen. And from the level Read More…

Seed sowing at home

Scotland has a short but intense growing season which can be extended by 3 to 4 weeks by getting seedlings started early with a bit of warmth and cover before they are moved to their final growing position. This gives us a reliable number of plants to fill every space in our growing beds and also enables us to predict when crops will be ready as growing conditions are standardised. Indoor Read More…

Active Travel Blog: What is St Andrews Space for Cycling?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhSedYLnMOY&t=210s
An interview with Tony Waterson – Chair of St Andrews Space for Cycling Guest Blog by Eva Groeneveld It’s February 2021 and an easterly wind is blasting snow flurries outside while we all hunker down and hope for warmer weather to come. Not many of us would fancy the idea of a bike ride right now, but some of us will remember what Read More…