There are 46 recycle and waste bins available to students in the Library:
Do you know all that your University Library does to be more friendly to the environment? From 'green' merchandise to recycling, we're doing our best to make sure the waste produced by this building and those inside of it is taken care of in an eco-friendly way.
The Library has made a conscious effort to decrease the amount of waste it produces and how that waste is disposed of. Additionally, there have been changes made during the redevelopment. Power-saving mode for machines. Machines 'sleep' when not in use. We use display screens to get information to students, rather than printing excess posters, flyers, or brochures. Before the redevelopment, all areas of the Library were lit during opening hours. With the new sensitive lighting system, an area is only lit if the sensors detect motion in the area. Plugs along the walls have power switches to save electricity when they are not in use.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for more ways in which we can reduce our impact on the environment, please fill out a You Said, We Did comment card available in the Library or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit our You Said, We Did page on the website.
We make an effort to ensure all promotional materials and merchandise purchased by the Library is as eco-friendly as possible. A few examples are:
Journal of Sustainability http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/jsus/index
"A publication of distinguished undergraduate research under the scope of social, economic, political and technological issues (both contemporary and historical) within the framework of the environment, sustainability and development.
"This journal aims to publish distinguished research by undergraduate students from all disciplines. Such a publication would bring together students of diverse interests all concerned with environmental issues and provide a platform for them to write about topics of significance that are potentially irrelevant to their degree. Additionally, it gives students the opportunity to publish compelling research they may have done for review essays or dissertations that would otherwise not be viewed by their peers.
"Other features to be included in the journal are interviews with members of staff, alumni profiles of University of St. Andrews students who have gone on to ‘green jobs,’ relevant book reviews, and editorials. Such features will offer a useful resource for students curious about where their degree might take them in the future, increase awareness about current research at the University of St. Andrews, and broaden general awareness about environmental issues."