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The New Sustainability Intern

Last week the Environment Team welcomed their new Sustainability Intern, Lindsey Mackay, to the team. Lindsey has recently graduated from the University of St Andrews’ Geography and Sustainable Development department with Geography (BSc). She is looking forward to taking over and developing the projects that George King, the previous Sustainability Intern, has been working hard…

8 August 2016Uncategorized

Waste Hierarchy – “The 6 R’s”

Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to recycle, but did you know that recycling actually falls quite far down on the order of preference for managing waste? This order of preference is commonly known as the waste hierarchy, as shown in the diagram below. This diagram clearly shows the different options for waste management…

14 January 2015Waste and reuse

Freshers Week 2014 – Green Event Line-Up

There’s just a few short days to go until St Andrews will be full of new faces (and some more familiar ones) ready to embark on another year of studying and socialising. If you’re keen on getting involved with any of the “green” societies and groups in St Andrews then read on for the Environment…

3 September 2014Bicycles Biodiversity Carbon Conversations Environment Team Fairtrade Food Freshers Week Green Events

Biodiversity On The Mind

During my brief lunchbreak today I found myself totally engrossed in the State of Nature Report – a first of it’s kind document detailing the health of the UK’s wildlife populations (available from the RSPB). It was a beautiful day and I should have been eating outside, away from my computer and enjoying the great outdoors! (that…

2 December 2013Biodiversity

Electric Vehicles Impress

Front profile of the new Nissan Leaf EV What would your commute feel like in an electric vehicle? To find out the answer I met with the University’s Electrochemistry PhD researcher Euan McTurk to discuss his vintage Peugeot 106 electric vehicle (“EV” to the uninitiated) which he has been using on his commute from Dundee to…

25 September 2013Electric Vehicles Energy Environmental Facilitators Renewables

The End of the Road…

So the time has come for me to say goodbye to the Environment Team and to St Andrews. I have had a fantastic time as the 2012/13 Sustainability Officer. I have learnt so much, met so many great people, been to many interesting courses and events and (hopefully) helped the University of St Andrews along…

5 July 2013Environment Team

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

The Future of Food at the University of St Andrews

Fife is now recognised as a leading light in the UK’s local food revolution as demand soars for seasonal, fresh food, made and sold on our doorstep. For large organisations like the University of St Andrews, reconnecting with local food networks poses benefits as well as challenges. To better understand this phenomenon, the St Andrews…

19 February 2013Food

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