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How to Cut Your Christmas Waste

The holiday season is time for celebration, but these days it is often also a time of excess, with more and more food, presents, and decorations being bought every year. It is estimated that each person throws away an extra 50kg of waste at Christmas time, so we’ve come up with some tips on how…

10 December 2014Energy Waste and reuse Winter Holidays

Green Gift Guide

No one wants their gift to end up gathering dust (or worse, ending up in the bin!), so if you’re struggling to find a gift for the person who has everything, these green gift suggestions should give you some inspiration, as well as help reduce the amount of “stuff” that builds up at this time…

3 December 2014Waste and reuse Winter Holidays

Guest Blog: Fairtrade Christmas Gift Guide

The Environment Team work closely with the University’s Fairtrade Steering Group, and are proud to present this guest blog written by their Fairtrade intern, Catriona! Read on for lots of great ideas for ethically-conscious gifts…   Shops in St Andrews Iain Burnett specialise in fairly traded chocolates. Their famous speciality truffles have just started being…

24 November 2014Fairtrade Food Winter Holidays

Holiday Waste

Over the holidays everyone likes to have a good celebration. Unfortunately, with all that extra eating, drinking and present-buying, this tends to lead to a lot of rubbish, we produce over 3 million tonnes of waste over the festive season. This includes 1 billion greeting cards, 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper, 750 million extra…

6 December 2013Waste and reuse Winter Holidays

Christmas Shutdown

Please help us save as much energy (and money) as possible during the festive period! Merry Christmas from your Environment Team!

17 December 2012Energy

Sustainable Waste | The Waste of Holidays

Guest blog from Monica at DMU. We are feeling Christmassy here at the University of St Andrews but we’re advocating a green Christmas, there are lots ways to reduce Christmas waste and have just as much fun! Sustainable Waste | The waste of holidays.

3 December 2012Energy Waste and reuse

Pedal-powered Christmas Tree Pops Up on Southbank

We’re getting into the festive spirit and love this news story. You know where to go if you’re in London this Christmas! Pedal-powered Christmas tree pops up on Southbank.

3 December 2012Energy Renewables

Christmas Switch Off

It’s that time of year where everyone is getting ready for holidays… Before you leave for the Christmas break after exams please remember to switch off all electrical appliances and lights and turn down your radiators. Thank you and HAPPY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’ll see you in 2012.

16 December 2011Energy Green Events