Who rules money?

Executive director of the Positive Money NGO, Fran Boait, presented some challenging and insightful perspectives into the British banking system last week Despite my unhelpful lack of economic knowledge, what I took from the talk was this; the main issue with the banking system at the moment is who controls the money supply. To explain this, the analogy of the bath was used (fig 1). We were tolRead More…

Get involved

So hopefully at some point this week you’ve chatted with someone about Transition’s work and are feeling highly enthused. If you’d like to get involved in the work of Transition, why not try our Volunteer Intern Programme.   Last year we kept getting asked by people how they could get more involved in Transition on a more permanent basis. We were super excited about your enthusiaRead More…

St AndRe-Use semester 2 drop-offs/giveaways

Come along to the car park at the Chaplaincy (Mansefield), at 3 St Mary’s Place (opposite the Students’ Union) Monday Feb 18th 12-4pm to drop off any unwanted items you have collected over the past months. They will be passed on to new owners, an excellent alternative to sending them to landfill. Everything from TVs to textbooks, clothes to colanders, dvd’s to board games – even a small tramRead More…

Part Time Carnivore, a Reflection

I have been an official part time carnivore for a couple months now – an experience I didn’t think was going to have as much affect on my diet as I originally imagined. As of writing this post, I share St Andrews with 39 other part time carnivores (three of them being my flatmates) and I can proudly say that I have stuck to my own personal pledge since joining in November. I know a ‘pledgeRead More…

World Resources Forum

Long have the sustainably minded called for international collaboration and knowledge exchange on world issues, and the World Resources Forum represented a platform for doing just that. Yet like so many conferences, of its kind, many we’re left wondering at the end, whether it was worth attending at all! As a young student fortunate enough to take part in a Youth Encounter on SustainabiliRead More…