The University is committed to sustainability in every aspect. Our environmental vision is “to be recognised as a world-class institution that leads by example, fully integrating environmental responsibilities with all that we do.”
Join a Range of Student Groups:
• Sustainable Development Society is about participation, awareness raising and engagement on global and local issues.
• Permaculture Group has developed an organic permaculture garden.
• Tree and Frog Society carries out practical conservation tasks.
• OneWorld Society campaigns on a variety of ethical issues.
This Year the University has Recycled . . . 809 tonnes ofmaterials – equivalent to theweight of 155 elephants!We have also composted 10 tonnes of fruit and vegetablewaste fromour halls of residence.
Fairtrade Status Fairtrade foods are on sale in all University shops, cafés and provided atmeetings. St Andrews is also a Fairtrade town.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint We recently achieved the Carbon Standardwith the highest score of any UK University to date. Our Carbon Management Programme is enabling the University to stay at the forefront of leadership in sustainability issues. Students are helpingwith practical tasks such as travel surveys and advising on the steering group.
St Andrews Sustainability Institute This successfulmulti-disciplinary research centre involves people fromacross the University and acts as a source of advice on sustainable development.
One of the Greenest Universities We havewon the Green Gown Award 2009 in recognition of our Sustainable Development programmewhich is now becoming amodel for other courses across Europe.
We Are Also Making A Difference By:
• Having a sustainable development policy and strategy (www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/
• A dedicated teamdeveloping strategies, policies, processes and procedures to deliver improved environment and sustainability performance.
• Utilising expertise fromwithin the academic and student community to respond to the University’s sustainability objectives.
Incentives for Conserving Energy Students have a crucial role to play in reducing the University’s carbon footprint, saving a staggering 52 tonnes of CO2
in just sixmonths. The inter-hall energy saving
competition encourages reducing energy use and offering attractive cash prizes in return.
All in Easy Reach Most locations in the town are fewer than 20minutes walking pace fromone to the other. See themap at the back for further information.
Bring Your Bike St Andrews is a small town (twomiles fromone end to the other) and is fairly flat so you do not need a car, especially as there is limited long-termparking. The University provides over 800 covered spaces for bike storage. The distance between the furthest University buildings is a 15-minute cycle ride and there are dedicated cycle lanes on some of the streets. www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/cyclemap.pdf
• A rolling energy investment fund, totalling £1.7M, to ensure energy efficiencymeasures are fitted in all of the University estate.
• Themanagement of our built environment to attain the highest possible environmental ratings for newand refurbished buildings.
• Embarking on a Responsible Investment programme after discussionwith the student body.
• Workingmore closelywith students and the local community on sustainability issues.
Investing in renewable energy technologies such as solar power, solar heat and ground source heat. We are also investigating the use ofwind technology and biomass district heating.
Your prospectus has been printed on recycled paper, as are all of our other student recruitment publications. Please recycle when you are finished with it.
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