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A New Addition to the Environment Team!

This week we welcome a new addition to the Environment Team as Sarah Duley starts her year as the Sustainability Officer. Sarah is a recent graduate of the Sustainable Development undergraduate programme at the University of St Andrews and is all set to carry on the fantastic work that the previous Sustainability Officer, Lucy Arndt,…

10 July 2012Environment Team

Wee Green Machine Unveiling

Yesterday was the Wee Green Machine Unveiling Ceremony. The three kids with winning designs were finally able to see their artwork on the side of the van. Read the whole story about the art competition in our previous blog.   Watch the unveiling here. The Environment Team was excited to see the kids being so proud about…

22 May 2012Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Green Events Renewables Wee Green Machine

University Donates 2 Tonnes of Items for Container to Namibia

Staff across the University of St Andrews have donated educational resources for schools in Namibia, to help children in need. Earlier this month, the Environment Team coordinated efforts to collect items for a container that was arranged by Madras College as part of their Namibia Teaching Program. Around 30 students from Madras are travelling Namibia…

11 May 2012Environment Team Green Events Waste and reuse

Lawhead Primary Electric Vehicle Art Competition

Remember our earlier post about the 100% electric vehicle and the Environment Team’s plans for brightening it up? (read the story here) We can now reveal that a green art competition has successfully been held with P6 students at Lawhead Primary School to design a green image to be put on the sides of the…

5 December 2011Electric Vehicles Environment Team Wee Green Machine

Behind the Scenes at Raisin

Did you participate in the Foam fight on Raisin Monday? We did! Every year, the University helps to organise this bizarre, unique, exhilarating tradition that is so unusual we are broadcast around the world. From the Students’ Association to Health and Safety to Estates and the Environment Team, there is a lot of behind the…

22 November 2011Environment Team Green Events

Gold Green Tourism Award to New Hall and DRA

After the Green Tourism re-assessment was completed in August, we at the Environment Team have been waiting with baited breath to hear the result. And the news is finally in….. GOLD Awards for both New Hall and David Russell Apartments (DRA)!   Both halls of residence have previously been awarded Gold GTBS certificates, but this year…

15 September 2011Environment Team Green Awards

Meet the Environment Team!

We are the Environment Team! Meet Roddy Yarr, the Environment and Energy Manager! Roddy is the guy doing all the big stuff, like working on getting a 6 turbine, 12 megawatt wind farm at Kenly and looking into a biomass CHP plant at the old Guardbridge paper mill site. Roddy has been managing the team…

13 September 2011Environment Team