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Meet our Summer Intern

Each year, the Environment Team hosts summer internships through the University’s Summer Internships Scheme. We’d like to introduce you to our 2020 Summer Intern, Thao Le, who has been conducting work on Sustainability in the Curriculum (SITC). Q) Hi Thao! Please tell us a bit about yourself? A) My name is Thao Le. I am…

14 July 2020Uncategorized

Weekend podcast inspiration #7

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to keep our brains active, feel connected to others, and remain engaged with sustainability! That’s why we will be recommending our favourite sustainability podcasts for you every weekend. Pop a podcast on while you tidy, garden, cook, chill on the sofa, or go out for your…

8 July 2020Uncategorized

Fairtrade success!

The University of St Andrews awarded in nationwide Fairtrade University and College Award The University of St Andrews is one of the first universities in the country to be awarded the new Fairtrade University 2-stars status under the new standards of the revised award, in conjunction with the Fairtrade Foundation and National Union of Students.…

8 July 2020Uncategorized

Weekend podcast inspiration #6

In uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to keep our brains active, feel connected to others, and remain engaged with sustainability! That’s why we will be recommending our favourite sustainability podcasts for you every weekend. Pop a podcast on while you tidy, garden, cook, chill on the sofa, or go out for your daily…

22 May 2020Community Inspiration Learning Learning Journey

Where are they now? Part 4

Every year the Environment Team gains a new graduate Sustainability Coordinator whose position lasts for a year. This internship provides the incredible opportunity to work for the University of St Andrews Estates Environment Team, helping to support, develop and implement the sustainability agenda across the campus. Over a series of blogs we have invited some of our interns to answer a…

18 May 2020Environment Team Sustainability Intern

Weekend podcast inspiration #5

During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to keep our brains active, feel connected to others, and remain engaged with sustainability! That’s why we will be recommending our favourite sustainability podcasts for you every weekend. Pop a podcast on while you tidy, garden, cook, chill on the sofa, or go out for your…

15 May 2020Community Inspiration Learning Learning Journey

St Andrews Green Corridors: giving nature a helping hand

Last month, we spoke to Aisling Wallace, the newest member of the Environment Team and Transition University of St Andrews, about her role in managing the St Andrews Green Corridors project. Read on to find out what the project is, why it is important, and how you can get involved! Welcome, Aisling! What is your…

11 May 2020Biodiversity Community Education Environment Team Gardens Green Events Project Update Transition

Weekend podcast inspiration #4

During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to keep our brains active, feel connected to others, and remain engaged with sustainability! That’s why we will be recommending our favourite sustainability podcasts for you every weekend. Pop a podcast on while you tidy, garden, cook, chill on the sofa, or go out for your…

8 May 2020Community Inspiration Learning Learning Journey

Revise wise: our green revision guide

Revision week can be a daunting time for many. To help ease some pressure, we’ve come up with a list of our top 5 super simple, environmentally friendly revision tips, so you can revise wise and still enjoy making a positive difference! 1. Use a socially-responsible search engine With multiple socially-responsible search engines to choose…

4 May 2020Biodiversity Community Education Food Inspiration Learning Uncategorized

Weekend podcast inspiration #3

During lockdown, it’s more important than ever to keep our brains active, feel connected to others, and remain engaged with sustainability! That’s why we will be recommending our favourite sustainability podcasts for you every weekend. Pop a podcast on while you tidy, garden, cook, chill on the sofa, or go out for your daily exercise.…

1 May 2020Community Inspiration Learning