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…

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…

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…

‘Cooked: Survival by ZIP Code’

Thanks to Tristan Sharman from the Green Film Festival for this piece. On Wednesday the 25th November, the Green Film Festival were invited into a collaboration with the University’s Film Studies Department and the Byre Theatre to host a discussion around their screening of Judith Helfand’s ‘Cooked: Survival by Zip Code’. The film, about the slow-motion disaster of inequality tRead More…

Resilient Media

An absolute pleasure to have one of Transition’s very own Steering Group, Luke Barlow, share with us some of his top media picks from lockdown, ideal for these times of reflection and change. Resilient Media For many this lockdown has not only forced us to start questioning the consequences of globalisation, but instilled an urgency in us to seek a more resilient and community conscRead More…

Behind the Scenes of The St Andrews Green Film Festival 2020

Over the years the St Andrews Green Film Festival has taken many shapes and forms. In 2020 in it’s own mixbag of venues, crowds and topics, the Festival captured attention, provoked deep thinking and sparked vital discussion. Here we have a recap from Jorika Smolikova, one of the co-directors of this year. Read into behind the scenes where she uncovers the committee’s approach to the week’s eventRead More…

Pittarthie Christmas Fayre!

On Saturday 14 December, from 11am to 2pm, was the date in the diary for the annual Pittarthie Christmas Fayre. Tansy Torkington reflects on the day. Without further ado, a massive thanks and a big shout out to Patrick, Caroline and Angus for hosting this annual event. If it was not for your hospitality and craziness, the event would not have been such a success. Oh and let us not forget Read More…

Climate conversations are heating up for the Autumn

This October, Transition University of St Andrews are joining forces with St Andrews Photography Festival and St Andrews University’s Green Week for a special edition of our Climate Conversations workshops allowing locals to come together to discuss their climate concerns, positive visions of low carbon future and personal climate action. It was a scary Summer in climate news: record July Read More…

EVENT: Grow Wild on Earth Day: Embrace Your Flower Power!

A warm welcome to everyone!:) As a means to celebrate Earth day, we are hosting an afternoon embracing our native Scottish wildlife, in association with Grow Wild. Grow Wild’s mission is to bring people together to value wildflowers and fungi through artistic measures. So come and join us on a warm, sunny afternoon in one of the oldest community gardens in St Andrews and learn about nativRead More…

EVENT: Shared Path Meet-Up!

Join us on Saturday 27th April for a fun and
inspiring afternoon for the Crail
to St Andrews Shared Path project. Drop-in anytime between 12-3pm at Kingsbarns Memorial Hall, where you’ll be able to find
out all about the proposed route with information and presentations throughout
the day. Come along to hear what others have been sharing of their experiences
along the route, and Read More…