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Fairtrade Christmas

As the holidays approach we are flooded with consumer adverts, deals and sales, finding it hard to resist spending on things we may not even need, or end up never using. However, we could use the this time of the year to vote with our wallets on more sustainable and ethical gifts and products. Read…

18 December 2017Fairtrade Uncategorized

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

Fairtrade in St Andrews

Did you know that St Andrews is a Fairtrade University? What is Fairtrade? ‘Fairtrade as a certification is much more than merely an environmental certification, it is the only and best ethical and social certification that really ensures social and environmental, ethical and economic impact, and therefore human impact.’ Enrique Calderon Coffee farmer, Coopeagri. Fairtrade…

15 November 2016Fairtrade Food Uncategorized

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

St Andrews – A Sustainable Open

This week The Open 2015 comes to St Andrews, welcoming the world’s best golfers and over 200,000 spectators for one of the year’s biggest sporting events. A big challenge for the organisers is making sure that an event of this size is as sustainable as possible…so how do they do it? The Open 2015 venue,…

14 July 2015Fairtrade

Fairtrade Fortnight Event Line-up

Fairtrade Fortnight is the nation’s biggest celebration of all things Fairtrade, and we’ve got a great line-up of events to help you join in the fun in St Andrews. There’s something for all ages and interests, so read on to find out what we have planned, and be sure to get involved! Tuesday 24th February…

11 February 2015Environment Team Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Food Green Events

Environment Team Year in Review

It’s been a busy old year for the Environment Team, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to reflect on what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months… The year kicked off with new food waste regulations which came into force on 1st January, pushing our total recycling rate up to 73%! Once…

17 December 2014Biodiversity End of Term Energy Environment Team Environmental Facilitators Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Freshers Week Green Events Green Week Raisin Monday Renewables Waste and reuse Winter Holidays