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University of St Andrews’ Carbon Footprint

Every year the Environment Team calculates the University’s carbon footprint for the previous fiscal year. Below you can find the data for 2016/17 academic year. University of St Andrews’ Carbon Footprint Under the 2009 Climate Change Act all public organisations have a duty to report to the Scottish Government annual carbon (CO2) emissions from business…

9 May 2018Carbon Conversations Efficiency Energy Environment Team Uncategorized

Soaking Season 2017

The end of term is fast approaching, but between now and summer exams and for our fourth year and leaver students the annual tradition of soakings awaits. The final tradition of a St Andrews University student after they had completed their final exam or handed in their piece of coursework is their soaking – an…

8 May 2017Environment Team Soakings

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

What I’ve learned as a Halls Environment Rep

This week our blog is written by one of our Environment Hall Rep’s from Albany Park Hall, Fiona Blackwood! Fiona has worked hard at Albany Park Hall this past academic year and we are very thankful for her continued efforts and enthusiasm to make the university a more sustainable place and increase awareness within her…

24 April 2017Efficiency Energy Environment Team Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Renewables

Where are they now? Part 2

Every year the Environment Team gains a new Sustainability Intern whose position last 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 few…

1 February 2017Energy Environment Team Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Food Guardbridge Energy Centre Project Updates Transition

Where are they now?

Every year the Environment Team gains a new Sustainability Intern whose position last 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 few…

26 January 2017Environment Team Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Freshers Week Green Events Green Week

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

Freshers’ Week 2016: A Guide to Green Events

There are many many events going on this Freshers’ Week and whilst you are all probably going to be busy making new friends, settling into halls, attending events and trying out new societies do have a look and consider coming to these awesome events. There’s more! Think food, bicycles, beach activities, colour fights, and other…

29 August 2016Environment Team Fairtrade Freshers Week Gardens Green Events Transition

Striving for Sustainable Labs – Interns join the Environment Team

Daniel and Jasmin (see photo below) will be joining the Environment Team for 6 weeks this summer, as Sustainable Lab Interns. They are going to be focusing on laboratory sustainability, specifically looking at energy usage, good practice case studies, and ways to raise awareness among regular lab users. They hope they can put their scientific…

6 June 2016Education Environment Team Learning Journey Sustainable Labs Transition Waste and reuse

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