Year in Review: Sustainable Transport

As we write our end of financial year reports, Lara reflects on the sustainable transport achievements of the past year. We thought we would publish her thoughts to give you an idea of what goes on in the life of a Transition project worker. Thank you to all of the volunteers and partners that made these achievements a reality, we couldn’t do it without you! Here is what she had to say… ApRead More…

Contemplating carbon: a step on the Transition journey

It’s been 3months since I stumbled into the Transition Office, 65 North Street to pick up the Carbon Conversations handbook, the tome of knowledge to use to ‘go forth and save carbon’[1]. Since then I’ve reduced energy use, replaced light bulbs, swapped the car for the bus, and started growing my own food. These are tentative steps on a journey of transition sparked by Carbon ConversationsRead More…

Green Week is on its way!

Join the Students’ Association Green Week team and your societies in a wide range of exciting and innovating events, from cycle powered movie screenings to tours of ‘Hamish’ the composter and our Community Fayre. For more details see this page: https://www.facebook.com/greenweek2012     For the full schedule click here. Read More…

Got Green Fingers?

  Green gardening in St Andrews is hard to come by. While we have some excellent horticultural facilities – such as the Botanic Gardens – very rare is the small and ecologically minded community garden. The St Andrews University Community Garden is one such place, where students, staff and towns folk all gather to grow organic fruit and veg. This permaculture garden is helped alRead More…

A Gift is for Life, Not Just For Christmas

‘Reduce. Reuse. Recycle’ is the mantra of any sustainable waste guru and certainly in recent years we have all become more aware of what happens to our waste. Last year the University recycled 65% of all waste and there are now many opportunities to responsibly dispose of your waste throughout the town. Recycling, however, is only one chapter in the story of waste reduction. Not least becauRead More…

The movement is growing

Transition is a grassroots initiative that helps communities respond to the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change. It is a viral movement that was started in 2005 and today has spread all over the world. To date, Scotland has over 150 communities that show interest or are official Transition Towns. And this year Transition is blossoming at the University of St Andrews! Last year TRead More…