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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

Further Green Award Successes in 2016

Following the successes of the annual Green Sports Award, an award introduced to recognise and reward sustainable behaviour change within our sports clubs, the Environment Team have introduced a second award – the Green Society Award -to bestow upon the greenest societies of the Students’ Asssociation. The Green Sports Award, now celebrating its third year, was won by the St Andrews…

29 April 2016Awards Electric Vehicles Environment Team Green Awards Sport

Transition ‘Highly Commended’ at Green Gown Awards

Members of Transition descended on Bristol (the European Green Capital for 2015) for the Green Gown Awards ceremony, held annually to celebrate environmental achievements across the Higher Education sector. Out of 10 nominated universities and student unions across the UK, Transition bagged the ‘Highly Commended’ award for student engagement. Congratulations to all for their hard…

7 December 2015Awards Green Awards Transition

Top Energy Saving Tips

The results from the first half of the Interhall Energy Competition are in, with Andrew Melville, McIntosh, and Uni Hall leading the way in energy reductions, winning extra money for their hall committees and boosting their position in the Hall Champions League. If your hall is struggling to keep up (or you’re trying to keep…

27 January 2015Energy Green Awards Interhall Energy Competition

Hall vs Hall – Interhall Energy Competition and the Champion’s League

Now that you’re all settled into your halls of residence, hopefully you’ll have discovered that the St Andrews residences come with a great deal of hall pride. What better way to show off this hall spirit than by pitting each hall against each other in a fierce (but friendly) competition!? I am, of course, talking…

25 September 2014Awards Energy Green Awards Interhall Energy Competition

MUSA: Sustainability in Practice

The University of St Andrews is well known for its research and teaching in Sustainable Development, but it’s not just the students that are benefitting from the University’s commitment to sustainability. As one of the most publicly accessible University buildings, the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA), is extending the sustainability teaching beyond…

27 August 2014Awards Energy Green Awards Renewables Waste and reuse

Gold Green Tourism Award for MUSA

The Museum of the University of St Andrews, more commonly referred to as “MUSA”,  recently received a visit from the Green Tourism Award assessors. We’ve been waiting with baited breath since July to hear the result, and can now proudly announce that they’ve been awarded a GOLD! This is a fantastic achievement, and highlights the…

20 August 2014Awards Energy Green Awards Renewables

Launch of This Year’s Green Sports Award

Compete for the £100 prize that goes to the greenest sports team! Following on from the success of late year’s first Green Sports Awards competition, the Environment Team will be offering another £100 to the greenest sports club of the year. How to compete The award is designed to stimulate and encourage environmentally friendly behaviour…

11 October 2013Green Awards Sport

Green Week 2013

Green Week is coming up! 10th to 16th March – watch this space for events.

22 February 2013Green Awards Green Events Green Week

University Building Receives Top Green Award

The BSRC (Biomolecular Sciences Research Complex) has recently been awarded a top green honour. The state-of-the-art lab which houses researchers from Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and Biology has received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method). It is the first ‘Outstanding’ laboratory in the UK and the first ‘Outstanding’ building in Scotland.…

19 October 2012Awards Energy Green Awards