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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

Research Buzzing in the North Haugh

The Environment and Grounds teams have collaborated on a project to build a research apiary in the North Haugh. Professor David Evans, School of Biology, how has recently joined the University of St Andrews said “this is an outstanding resource to underpin our research on the virus diseases of honeybees which are responsible for high…

5 November 2015Biodiversity Environment Team Gardens

A sneak peek at Green Week

With Green Week kicking off on 7th March, we’ve put together an easy guide to the week’s events, whether you’re into poetry or permaculture, ethical investment or eco-beer. Go get your green on! If you want to…get your hands dirty There are plenty of opportunities to get down and dirty during Green Week! Want to…

4 March 2015Biodiversity Environment Team Gardens Green Events Green Week Sport

Student Sustainability Blogs

In the Environment Team we do our best to bring you interesting and relevant content about environmental issues…but we’re not the only ones! There are a number of student bloggers sharing their thoughts and ideas on sustainability, and we thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce you to a few of them… . Weeds and…

12 November 2014Food Gardens Waste and reuse

Guest Blog: “Creating a Green Space: The New Community Garden”

 This week we have a rather special blog post coming to you from the Head Gardener of the University Hall Community Garden, Charlotte Davis.   Our garden, around the back of University Hall, is still under a year old! Inspired by photographs dating from 1916 of a vegetable garden fit to supply the residents of the…

1 October 2014Food Gardens

Green Societies Guide

If you missed all the fun of the (Big Green) Fair on Monday, then don’t worry – there are still plenty of opportunities to meet the green societies and groups based in St Andrews. Check out our previous blog post for the full Freshers’ event line-up, or keep reading for our run-down of the different…

10 September 2014Bicycles Biodiversity Carbon Conversations Energy Environment Team Fairtrade Food Freshers Week Gardens Green Events Renewables Waste and reuse

Big Butterfly Count 2014 – Diversity on your doorstep!

Every year, Butterfly Conservation carry out a nationwide survey – the “Big Butterfly Count” – of British butterfly species to monitor the populations of different species and assess the health of the environment. Of course, they can’t do this alone, so people are encouraged to get outdoors and take just 15 minutes to look around…

6 August 2014Biodiversity Environment Team Gardens

Beautiful St Andrews Awards Judging!

If you haven’t noticed the arrangements around town made by the St Andrews in Bloom volunteer team, have a look out because they are fantastic! We hope the Beautiful Fife and Beautiful Scotland judges who have just finished their second round of judging this Wednesday agree. Last year St Andrews won a Gold Award and…

1 August 2013Awards Gardens

University Community Garden

Students and staff have been enjoying these past few weeks of beautiful weather at the University Community garden. I popped down to visit them this week during their sessions held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 to see what they had in store for harvest time… Turns out the harvest has already begun! I helped…

19 July 2013Gardens