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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…

Transition is Bike Bonkers!

A big part of the transition to a carbon neutral economy needs to involve more active and sustainable travel to, from, and around St Andrews. On our agenda is a range of initiatives to upskill people in bike maintenance as well as get them cycling. These are all happening now on near on the horizon. Initiatives include our key worker bike scheme; the adapted cycles trials; and the new round of SiRead 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…

Meadows in the Making

Funding has been awarded for an exciting landscape-scale project to create a network of meadow habitat in open spaces in and around St Andrews and Guardbridge for the benefit of people and pollinators. The initiave is led by the University of St Andrews in partnership with St Andrews Botanic Gardens, Fife Council, Fife Coast & Countryside Trust and Crail Community Partnership. HoweverRead More…

FREE – Bike Loan for Key Workers

If you’re a key worker (or know someone who is!) in the St Andrews area who would benefit from a FREE, zero-emission and healthy way to travel to and from work, our new key worker bike loan scheme could be the perfect option! Cycling to work is a great way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health and wellbeing. Transition University of St Andrews are making several bRead More…

Job: Campus Cycling Officer

This 36 week internship offers an excellent opportunity to develop skills and undertake projects aimed at increasing cycling rates at the University of St Andrews. Aimed at graduates with a desire to work within this sector the post will be hosted by Transition University of St Andrews within the Estates Department. Please contact transition@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information on the joRead More…

Vacancy: Skillshare Worker

This one day a week post will engage students, staff and local residents in attending and delivering skillshares events aimed at reducing waste, tackling consumption and reducing carbon emissions. It will support shared economy projects such as Transitions Toolshare and St And Re-use projects. The post holder will create promotional material, maintain contacts, develop and deliver workshops Read More…

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…