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JOB: Sustainable travel worker

For Full details and to Apply CLICK HERE University EstatesSalary: £19,612 – £20,130 per annum pro rata Start: As soon as possibleFixed term until 31 March 2022 Closing Date: Monday 24 May 2021Interview Date: Thursday 3 June 2021 Further ParticularsDownload Transition is looking for a new Sustainable Travel worker to promote and facilitate sustainable travel options in St AndrewRead More…

Active Travel Champions Video Release

Woop Woop – exciting news – the official release of our Active Travel Champions video! Active Travel Champions St Andrews is a collaboration that brings together and celebrates the power of collective local action for active and sustainable travel solutions across our communities. This is a massive shout out to all those Active Travel Champions who are starring in the video and/or helpeRead More…

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Vacancy: Ecological Projects officer

Here is an exciting short term (25 hours per week) post at the University working with Transition and the Environment Team. Closing date 3rd May 2021 The post will lead on creating Urban Meadows for Pollinators’ in and around St Andrews. The project will work with the University Grounds Team, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Fife Council and the St Andrews Botanic Garden as well communiRead More…

Jacob Lovatt: Active Travel Network Project Worker for St Andrews!

My name is Jacob Lovatt and I’ve recently been appointed via Transition St Andrews as the Active Travel Network Project Worker for St Andrews over the next six weeks. The role funded by Sustrans Places for Everyone programme will facilitate engagement with residents and local businesses in a programme aimed at making walking, wheeling and cycling safe and desirable for everyone in the tRead More…

The Hedgehog Friendly Campus Active Through March

March was a busy and exciting month for the St Andrews Hedgehog Friendly Campus team! We held our first litter picking event, with a team of students volunteering their time over the 6th and 7th to gather litter around David Russel Apartments and Fife Park Apartments. Lots of litter was removed, helping to reduce the risk of injury to hedgehogs foraging for food, in the run up to breeding sRead 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…