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Spotlight on: School Sustainability Representatives

Introducing the Environment Team’s School Sustainability Representatives! One of the key roles of the Environment Team is supporting staff and students to become sustainability ambassadors, both in the University community and their personal lives. In 2019/20, the Environment Team have been working with members of the Sustainability in the Curriculum Committee and Students Association to…

2 August 2020Community Education Environment Team Environmental Facilitators Inspiration Learning Learning Journey Project Update Sustainability Intern

A year in the life of the University’s Environment Team

It has certainly been a very busy year for the University of St Andrews’ Environment Team. The team have been consistently hard at work throughout the year with the University seeing an overall carbon emissions reduction by 8% compared to 2014/15, water consumption reduction by 4% and with reuse by from 2% to 4%! Throughout…

22 December 2016Awards Bicycles Education Efficiency Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Environmental Facilitators Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Food Freshers Week Green Awards Green Events Guardbridge Energy Centre Interhall Energy Competition Raisin Monday Renewables Transition Waste and reuse

Environment Team Year in Review

It’s been a busy old year for the Environment Team, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to reflect on what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months… The year kicked off with new food waste regulations which came into force on 1st January, pushing our total recycling rate up to 73%! Once…

17 December 2014Biodiversity End of Term Energy Environment Team Environmental Facilitators Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Freshers Week Green Events Green Week Raisin Monday Renewables Waste and reuse Winter Holidays

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

Dune Action Day with Environmental Facilitators!

As part of the Environmental Facilitators programme we spent some time on the West Sands dunes last Wednesday. We were helping Fife Coast and Countryside Trust with their Dune rehabilitation programme and took part in one of their monthly ‘Dune Action Days’. We spent the hour in the sunshine removing invasive species and helping…

27 July 2012Environment Team Environmental Facilitators