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Where are they now? Part 4

Every year the Environment Team gains a new graduate Sustainability Coordinator 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…

18 May 2020Environment Team Sustainability Intern

St Andrews Green Corridors: giving nature a helping hand

Last month, we spoke to Aisling Wallace, the newest member of the Environment Team and Transition University of St Andrews, about her role in managing the St Andrews Green Corridors project. Read on to find out what the project is, why it is important, and how you can get involved! Welcome, Aisling! What is your…

11 May 2020Biodiversity Community Education Environment Team Gardens Green Events Project Update Transition

Weekend podcast inspiration #2

During lockdown, 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 daily exercise.…

24 April 2020Community Environment Team Learning

Meet our new team members

It’s been a while since our last blog post, but don’t think we’ve been slacking. In fact, the Environment Team has grown in size! Over the past 20 months, we have recruited three new Environment Team members. Read on to find out about their roles and how they aim to improve Sustainability in St Andrews.…

2 April 2020Environment Team Project Update

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

Soaking Season 2017

The end of term is fast approaching, but between now and summer exams and for our fourth year and leaver students the annual tradition of soakings awaits. The final tradition of a St Andrews University student after they had completed their final exam or handed in their piece of coursework is their soaking – an…

8 May 2017Environment Team Soakings

Go Active, Go Explore; Go St Andrews

On the 24th and 25th of April Go St Andrews held its launch event and tour of St Andrews University’s campus. Go St Andrews is a new hub for sustainable transport information in and around St Andrews. This initiative is a collaboration between Fife Council, Transport Scotland, Transition University of St Andrews, BID St Andrews,…

2 May 2017Bicycles Efficiency Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Project Update Renewables Sustainable Travel Transition

What I’ve learned as a Halls Environment Rep

This week our blog is written by one of our Environment Hall Rep’s from Albany Park Hall, Fiona Blackwood! Fiona has worked hard at Albany Park Hall this past academic year and we are very thankful for her continued efforts and enthusiasm to make the university a more sustainable place and increase awareness within her…

24 April 2017Efficiency Energy Environment Team Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Renewables

Where are they now? Part 2

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…

1 February 2017Energy Environment Team Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Food Guardbridge Energy Centre Project Updates Transition

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