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Launch - Towards A Plastic Free St Andrews Programme

11 months ago by Jane Kell

Agenda for the Launch Event 
29 JUNE 2019, Fife Council Building, St. Mary’s Place
 
10am – 12noon 
Workshop on ‘Raising a family plastic free’
Info stall on the ‘Towards a Plastic Free St. Andrews’ initiative
Info stall on what businesses can do to become single-use plastic free
Sustainable products available for sale
Beeswax wrap workshop
Reusing plastic containers for planting 
 
12.30 - 3.30pm
12.30 – 1.00pm: Presentation on the ‘Towards a Plastic Free St. Andrews’ initiative – Al Clark, Environmental Officer, University of St. Andrews
1.00 – 2.00pm:  Presentation on the ‘Impact of primary plastic pollution at the Firth of Forth’ by Dr. Allison Reeves & Susanne Grimes
2.00 – 2.45pm: Presentation on ‘Plastic Free Anstruther working towards gaining Plastic Free status’ Alice Pearson
3.45 – 3.30pm: Presentation on ‘Plastics Campaign by Greenpeace’ - Sally Romilly, Greenpeace Dundee Group
 
3.30pm – 4.15pm
Awards ceremony to businesses which have achieved SAS objectives towards becoming single-use plastic free:
 
Cromar’s Restaurant
The Cheesy Toast Shack
The Golf Museum Café 
The Cottage Garden
Combini
Costa Coffee
St. Andrews Brewing Company
 
4.15 – 4.30pm 
Quiz
 
4.30pm – 5pm 
Raffle prizes will be announced
 
5 – 6pm
Info stall on the ‘Towards a Plastic Free St. Andrews’ initiative
Info stall on what businesses can do to become single-use plastic free
Sustainable products available for sale
 

Community Consultation

1 year ago by Laura Coyle

We are pleased to announce that we have recently started our community consultation regarding the Community Asset Transfer of St Marys Place, former West Infant School.

It would be great to get your opinion - please click here to fill out the survey. Your thoughts are important to us! 

Fife Voluntary Action Awards Ceremony

1 year ago by Laura Coyle

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Green/ Environmental Award category for this year's awards ceremony. 
This nomination is for the work of the Clean & Green team who work tirelessly in and around town, keeping it looking spick and span! 

The ceremony will be held on Wednesday 5th June 2019 & we wish the team the best of luck!

Towards a Plastic Free St Andrews

1 year ago by Laura Coyle

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We are pleased to announce that phase 1 of our business consultations are complete.
Our team of volunteers have been working hard to visit and speak with the first group of businesses in town to find out about their single-use plastic use & disposal policies. Phase 2 of these consultations will begin in the near future.

Our community engagement is also underway - with the team organising events & visiting local schools to speak to pupils about single-use plastics.

We are also delighted to announce that our official Plastic Free St Andrews launch event will take place on Saturday 29th June 2019. See events for more information - we hope to see you there!