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…

SRC Ditches RBS in Move Towards Ethical Banking

It was one of the best feelings ever to see a room full of hands go up in favour of the motion to change bank accounts from RBS last night. All the anticipation and worry about presenting the motion at our Student Representative Council (SRC) meeting melted away. It’s not like it was an easy decision for the SRC to change the Student Association bank account from Tar Sands funding RBS 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…

Musings of a windfarmer

Over the past year, I seem to have developed an acute ability to spot wind turbines across our landscape.  This has become a slight distraction to my family with much rolling of eyes from my kids as I list the positive benefits of wind energy.  Its my job to know about this sort of stuff but maybe I should take some time out at weekends!   It’s all because of Kenly Wind farm, part of the UniRead More…