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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

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

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

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

Fairtrade Fortnight is here! (and much more)…

Looking back to last Friday (when I started drafting this post), WOW I can’t believe how busy things were around here… among other things my desk was covered by, banana costumes, Fairtrade wine, posters, leaflets and green t-shirts… But I can’t help but feel its just the beginning of things to come. That’s because today…

24 February 2014Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Green Events Green Week

Green Week – What’s On

What’s On St Andrews Green week is packed with events and activities aimed at taking positive local action on our environment. Saturday 9th March Compost Making Workshop 10am – 12noon Botanic Gardens (click for directions) Free  event but advance booking required – phone 0770 458 7310 Zero Waste Treasure Trail 10am – 4pm Botanic Gardens – Running…

7 March 2013Green Events Green Week

Green Week 2013

Green Week is coming up! 10th to 16th March – watch this space for events.

22 February 2013Green Awards Green Events Green Week

Green Week Round Up

Green Week is over for another semester but it was a fantastic week with lots of different student groups pulling together to put on some fab events and to spread the environmental message. There was something for everyone; from film screenings and open forums hosted by Greenpeace and Transition to bread making workshops and debates from One…

9 October 2012Environment Team Green Events Green Week

Green Week 2012!

Green Week is back and there are a huge amount of events to get involved in. This is the main Green Week page, please like and enjoy: http://www.facebook.com/greenweek2012 Green Week will be running during Week 3 in Semester 1 from Monday 1st October to Sunday 7th October. Monday 1st October  Animal Welfare Society stall and raffle…

27 September 2012Green Events Green Week