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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

Fairtrade and Brownies

Lindsey Mackay, the Sustainability Intern for the Environment Team, discusses Fairtrade and shares a recipe which can be enjoyed by everyone. The Environment Team strive to improve the sustainability agenda across the University and St Andrews. Fairtrade is an international movement helping to improve trading conditions for producers in poor countries. The movement strives to achieve and maintain…

9 August 2016Uncategorized

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

What makes St Andrews a Fairtrade University?

The University of St Andrews was recently re-awarded Fairtrade University status by the Fairtrade Foundation…but what does that mean? Fairtrade University status is awarded to universities in the UK which have made a commitment to supporting and using Fairtrade. In order to be awarded this status, universities must satisfy the five goals of the Fairtrade…

26 November 2014Awards Fairtrade

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

Green Societies Guide

If you missed all the fun of the (Big Green) Fair on Monday, then don’t worry – there are still plenty of opportunities to meet the green societies and groups based in St Andrews. Check out our previous blog post for the full Freshers’ event line-up, or keep reading for our run-down of the different…

10 September 2014Bicycles Biodiversity Carbon Conversations Energy Environment Team Fairtrade Food Freshers Week Gardens Green Events Renewables Waste and reuse

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

Consumer’s Guide to Ethical Food Certifications

It’s the third Sunday of the month: your turn to cook dinner – that’s fine because you’re not in charge of washing the dishes. As you meander through the store aisles, you remember that your flatmates are picky; John only eats “ethical” meat and Michael, organic produce. Fortunately there are certified products galore in the…

17 February 2014Biodiversity Fairtrade Food

The True Cost of Bananas

Fascinating blog by local St Andrews students. Check it out!

14 October 2013Food

Fairtrade, Fair-trade, or Fairly Traded?… Investigating the Ethics Behind the Term

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between labels which claim to be fairly traded? While picking out that packet of rice on your way home from work I bet this is the last thing on your mind! Is a ‘Fairtrade’ product better than one that says ‘fair-trade’, or one that says ‘fairly traded’……

9 August 2013Fairtrade