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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

Green Week 2016

We are officially half way though Green Week! Plenty of events have been and gone but don’t worry if you haven’t been to any so far, there are still plenty to go! With an all-time record of the number of events run, there is definitely something for everyone. What is Green Week? Green Week is a…

5 October 2016Green Events Green Week Transition

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

End of term – what happens to all our “stuff”?

You’ve finished your exams, packed your bags, donated your unwanted items, and you’re ready to leave St Andrews for the summer…but what happens to all the “stuff” students donate? Household items From pots and pans to coathangers, stationery, and a wide variety of miscellaneous household goods, St AndRe-Use volunteers collect all these items from hall…

19 May 2015End of Term Environment Team Green Events

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

Eating organic on a budget

The launch of “Swallow This“, Joanna Blythman’s latest exposé on the food processing industry, has got us thinking about food labelling. Supermarkets bombard us with messages of “fresh”, “natural”, and “healthy” food…but there is no way to know if these claims are true. One label we can trust, however, is “organic”… . What does organic…

11 March 2015Food Green Week

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

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