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Meet our Summer Intern

Each year, the Environment Team hosts summer internships through the University’s Summer Internships Scheme. We’d like to introduce you to our 2020 Summer Intern, Thao Le, who has been conducting work on Sustainability in the Curriculum (SITC). Q) Hi Thao! Please tell us a bit about yourself? A) My name is Thao Le. I am…

14 July 2020Uncategorized

Weekend podcast inspiration #7

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to keep our brains active, feel connected to others, and remain engaged with sustainability! That’s why we will be recommending our favourite sustainability podcasts for you every weekend. Pop a podcast on while you tidy, garden, cook, chill on the sofa, or go out for your…

8 July 2020Uncategorized

Fairtrade success!

The University of St Andrews awarded in nationwide Fairtrade University and College Award The University of St Andrews is one of the first universities in the country to be awarded the new Fairtrade University 2-stars status under the new standards of the revised award, in conjunction with the Fairtrade Foundation and National Union of Students.…

8 July 2020Uncategorized

Revise wise: our green revision guide

Revision week can be a daunting time for many. To help ease some pressure, we’ve come up with a list of our top 5 super simple, environmentally friendly revision tips, so you can revise wise and still enjoy making a positive difference! 1. Use a socially-responsible search engine With multiple socially-responsible search engines to choose…

4 May 2020Biodiversity Community Education Food Inspiration Learning Uncategorized

Fashion Revolution! Who made my clothes?

20th – 26th April is Fashion Revolution week. Our team caught up with Fashion Revolution Scotland volunteer and University of St Andrews alumni, Karyn Stewart, to ask her all about it… Hi Karyn! Please tell us a bit about yourself I’m an avid sewer and I have always enjoyed making stuff with my hands. I…

22 April 2020Uncategorized

Apply to be our new Sustainability Coordinator

Calling all University of St Andrews class of 2020 graduates: applications are now open for our annual Sustainability Coordinator position! This is a one-year, paid internship within the Estates department. As Sustainability Coordinator, you will lead on outreach to staff and students by running sustainability engagements initiatives and managing online communications such as Facebook and Twitter.…

12 April 2020Uncategorized

Welcome to our new Sustainability Intern

Welcome to Anya Kaufman, our new Sustainability Intern! She’ll be working with our dedicated Environment Team who work to fulfil the University’s sustainability agenda. Anya graduated from the University of St Andrews this June with a degree in Sustainable Development. While a student Anya helped to revitalise the Sustainable Development Society and was the society…

8 August 2018Uncategorized

Sustainable Food

Back in May Cara Nicholson, an undergraduate student at the University of St Andrews, shadowed the Environment Team for a day, collaborating with the team on communications. Have a read through what Cara and Mariya had to say on the topic of sustainable food… We often don’t think about where our food comes from, and…

20 July 2018Uncategorized

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

Where are they now? Part 3

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

13 April 2018Uncategorized