Sharing is Caring for Climate: St AndReuse and Tool Share

When it comes to sustainable behaviours we often think of cycling more, flying less, eating more plant-based, and planting trees. But the simple act of sharing – whether it is resources, space or services – can be one of the most simple, yet powerful means of tackling waste and the climate crisis. Across the University and the local community, we, at Transition, are engaged in fostering this Read More…

A Public Bike Share Scheme – Worth It?

Could you see a shared bike scheme in St Andrews? Whether you cycle or not, examples of shared bike schemes across the UK have generally brought about a huge amount of benefit for any town. They lower congestion, reduce congestion, reduce strain on the NHS and help tackle air pollution. In St Andrews, with over 1200 bikes on campus and associated costs for storage, maintenance and disposal inRead 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…

The Tree Reopens!

Written by Francesca Paini. The Tree Student Volunteer Welcome back to semester 2! As things slowly pick up again, The Tree too has reopened. We have moved to delivery only to comply with lockdown rules and cancelled the delivery fee for the moment being. As usual, the shop is open from Monday to Sunday 9pm, deliveries on Wednesday the following week.  Many of you might have alreRead More…

Green Film Festival 2021

Written by Hannah Ruskin-Dodd, Green Film Festival Committee St Andrews Green Film Festival is an annual event that takes place between the 8th-15th February, featuring a variety of films, themes, and discussions to spark great ideas and actions in our community and wider.  This year we are so grateful to have the support of the Byre theatre so we can share our events in a covRead More…

Walks with Transition So Far So Good!

Written by Transition volunteer, Julia LurfovaPhoto Credits to University’s Visual Communications Team Around four months ago, Transition’s Steering group’s members sat down to discuss safe ways in which they could give back to the town’s community during the pandemic. A lot of Transition’s projects are centred around human connection and face-to-face interaction. For obvious reasoRead More…

Climate Action Fife – An Exciting New Project to Tackle the Climate Crisis in Fife!

A big shout out to Greener Kirkcaldy who will be leading on the exciting new, cross-sector partnership project, Climate Action Fife! The main partner organisations include Fife Council, Fife College and the Fife Communities Climate Action Network. Through already existing ties to these core partners, both Transition and the University of St Andrews will be active contributors to this innovative pRead More…