The Kernel aims to provide groups across St Andrews with a space where they can undertake practical projects that will contribute to reducing carbon emissions in the face of climate change. This could be waste reduction, upcycling refurbishment, food growing, and energy advice. It provides a place for group members to interact, share knowledge, skills and resources. Our plan is to create a workshop based on shipping containers that will provide a strong, secure and flexible space that can be modified, moved and re-purposed in the future if required. Currently planning permission is being sought for the siting of four containers within this space.

We’re aiming to make the outfitting of the Kernel as sustainable as possible, from the insulation to the furniture, so if you have any ideas or resources, or just want to help out, don’t hesitate to let one of us know, as we always welcome extra help.