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The St Andrews Sustainability Institute (SASI) is a group of people at the University of St Andrews who are working towards a sustainable future for everyone.

We are working towards this sustainable future by doing the classic things a university does - teaching undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate  students, researching stuff, and knowledge transfer (sharing the knowledge with people other than students) as well as trying to be sustainable ourselves.

But why a picture of a boat, rather than a more conventional "green image" of a tree, the planet or whatever?  

Well, "Beechnut" belongs to David Stutchfield (University Energy Officer) and his wife Georgina (Project Officer, Transition University of St Andrews), and we rather like the photo. However, what also struck us was that a boat on the sea is a useful analogy, not only for the journey that needs to be taken to realise a sustainable future, but also as an illustration of how even small actions can ripple across the sea to distant horizons. 

We have aimed to make our website accessible and explain not only what we do but also why we do it and what inspires us. Take a look around, and don't hesitate to get in touch - we'd like to hear from you.

We are also always on the lookout for photos for the website, so if you have any that you think are at least slightly relevant to sustainability, please email them to us.