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…

On the First Day of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me great company! This is our very first entry of Transition St Andrews’ 12 Days of Christmas – a blog series over the winter break where we share our thoughts and our passions to keep us, our communities and our planet active, happy and healthy. For the first day, why not just start with a gentle reminder to be kind to each otherRead 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…

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Four minute showers for the future!

Hi all! My name is Hanna and I’m a new volunteer with Transition. I was inspired recently after attending one of Transition’s “Climate Conversation” sessions. Climate Conversations is a group-facilitated discussion about climate change, and I highly recommend attending one! You can find out more here. During the Climate Conversation that I attended, one of the topics discussed was Read More…

Climate Change and the Future: Should We Be Scared?

Climate Change definitely does not inspire the same emotions in all of us. Media, schools, friends, family; they all parts of our lives that influence the way we feel about this issue. And depending on the social circles you find yourself in, some very different ideas of the current state of affairs are painted for you. But for the most part, it would seem people do generally get the sense that ouRead More…

Out with the old, in with the new

This post is written by our Research Facilitator. Katherine has a PhD from the University of St Andrews in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development. You can find more about her research on her website and Katherine tweets as@Ellsworth_Krebs. Email her at ke68@st-andrews.ac.uk.   Those who have stopped by 7 Woodburn Place in the last week or so have been commenting on howRead More…

A Week in Transition: reflections from our new Research Facilitator

Katherine is the newest addition to the Transition team. She has recently finished a PhD in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews on domestic energy demand and expectations of home comfort. You can find more about her research on her website and Katherine tweets as @Ellsworth_Krebs. Email her at ke68@st-andrews.ac.uk. In just a week I have been Read More…

What is ‘here in St Andrews’?

Dear Future Steering Group, As you continue to shape and be shaped by the Transition movement here in St Andrews, I’d like to leave with you some thoughts on what ‘here in St Andrews’ actually means. These thoughts have their origins in a summer research project I undertook with Dr Rehema White but are tempered by four years of continuous exploration of this town with all of my senses awaRead More…

No Plastic Please!

Plastic is arguably one of the most important inventions of our time. Plastic has fundamentally changed how we produce, use, and consume things. The invention has revolutionized technology, improved hygiene in the medical field and enhanced convenience. Originally, plastic was actually praised for being an environmentally friendly solution to ease pressure on natural supplies on materials like ivoRead More…

The Edible Campus in April

Spring has sprung, the fruit trees are in blossom and the gardens are full of life!  There has been a lot of activity in the 9 growing spaces transition supports. The Community Garden (our most established garden), is continuing to develop the forest garden, with lots of rhubarb and soft fruit bushes planted last month.  We have been harvesting sprouting broccoli, lettuce, mint and Jerusalem Read More…

Transition’s Steering Group

Transition’s activities are managed by a small team of staff, but coordinated by a Steering Group of University staff, students and members of the local community, who generally meet monthly. We are holding our Celebration and AGM at 5.30pm on the 8th April at the Glass Class in the Botanic Gardens to celebrate all the amazing things we have achieved over the past year. Come along to find outRead More…

A Vision for a Living Heart of St Andrews

On the 22nd of January, Joshua Msika, the Transition Steering Group Co-ordinator, attended a committee meeting of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens as a co-opted representative for Transition: University of St Andrews. He was impressed by the dedication and spirit of the members of the committee put a piece together for the next newsletter of the Friends introducing Transition: University of St ARead More…