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Go Active, Go Explore; Go St Andrews

On the 24th and 25th of April Go St Andrews held its launch event and tour of St Andrews University’s campus. Go St Andrews is a new hub for sustainable transport information in and around St Andrews. This initiative is a collaboration between Fife Council, Transport Scotland, Transition University of St Andrews, BID St Andrews,…

2 May 2017Bicycles Efficiency Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Project Update Renewables Sustainable Travel Transition

A year in the life of the University’s Environment Team

It has certainly been a very busy year for the University of St Andrews’ Environment Team. The team have been consistently hard at work throughout the year with the University seeing an overall carbon emissions reduction by 8% compared to 2014/15, water consumption reduction by 4% and with reuse by from 2% to 4%! Throughout…

22 December 2016Awards Bicycles Education Efficiency Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Environmental Facilitators Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Food Freshers Week Green Awards Green Events Guardbridge Energy Centre Interhall Energy Competition Raisin Monday Renewables Transition Waste and reuse

Crossing Scotland in an Electric Car: a How-to Guide

George King, from the University’s Environment Team, describes his experience of driving an electric car on a long distance journey. The Environment Team strive to improve the sustainability agenda across the University and St Andrews. As an occasional driver (and one who doesn’t own a car) the prospect of driving an electric car is always…

1 June 2016Electric Vehicles Learning Journey Sustainable Travel

Further Green Award Successes in 2016

Following the successes of the annual Green Sports Award, an award introduced to recognise and reward sustainable behaviour change within our sports clubs, the Environment Team have introduced a second award – the Green Society Award -to bestow upon the greenest societies of the Students’ Asssociation. The Green Sports Award, now celebrating its third year, was won by the St Andrews…

29 April 2016Awards Electric Vehicles Environment Team Green Awards Sport

Electrifying talk at Lawhead Primary

Pupils at Lawhead Primary were given a talk by Dita, manager at E-car club St Andrews, and Mike from the University of St Andrews. As part of the talk they were given a demonstration of the University ‘Wee Green Machine’ and the E-Car Renault Zoe. P2s and P5/6s at Lawhead were invited to explore the…

28 February 2016Education Electric Vehicles Energy Learning Journey Wee Green Machine

Green Events not to miss this Freshers’ Week

Here are the highlights for all things sustainability-related in St Andrews during Freshers’ Week – don’t miss out! Monday The Big Green Fair (St Katherine’s Lawn behind Library, 11am-3pm) is an outdoor festival celebrating the environment, with live music and great local food. Find out more about what our eco-friendly societies are up to this…

4 September 2015Bicycles Biodiversity Education Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Freshers Week Uncategorized

Why join a car club?

St Andrews has yet another claim to fame – hosting Scotland’s very first electric car club! The club will be run by E-Car, with a fleet consisting of 8 Renault ZOEs and 2 Renault Kangoo vans available to pick up from charging locations at the Gateway building, Agnes Blackadder Hall, and David Russell Apartments, with…

15 April 2015Electric Vehicles Energy Green Events Renewables

We’ve gone electric…will you?

Ever seen our “Wee Green Machine” driving around town? It has been used by the University’s Grounds Team since 2009, and is soon to be joined by two brand new electric vans! Once delivered in a few weeks time, all the University’s mail and catering will be delivered with a little help from some clean,…

21 January 2015Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Renewables

Electric Vehicles Impress

Front profile of the new Nissan Leaf EV What would your commute feel like in an electric vehicle? To find out the answer I met with the University’s Electrochemistry PhD researcher Euan McTurk to discuss his vintage Peugeot 106 electric vehicle (“EV” to the uninitiated) which he has been using on his commute from Dundee to…

25 September 2013Electric Vehicles Energy Environmental Facilitators Renewables

Wee Green Machine Unveiling

Yesterday was the Wee Green Machine Unveiling Ceremony. The three kids with winning designs were finally able to see their artwork on the side of the van. Read the whole story about the art competition in our previous blog.   Watch the unveiling here. The Environment Team was excited to see the kids being so proud about…

22 May 2012Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Green Events Renewables Wee Green Machine