07 September 2018
With its ancient roots in Aztec and Chinese agriculture, aquaponics is by no means a new invention. However, The Pump, The Fish and The Garden takes this innovative method and uses it to provide food, nutrition and livelihood to poor communities in the Philippines.
11 July 2018
At 19 years old, Kathy Ku saw a problem and began working towards a solution. 10,000 people in Uganda were dying every year from drinking dirty water. Instead of taking a job with a consulting firm after graduation, Kathy stayed in Eastern Uganda with 2 colleagues to set up Spouts of Water.
28 June 2018
St Andrews Prize 2014 Winner, Blue Ventures takes a holistic, integrated approach to conservation. Last year, Dr Vik Mohan who presented the project to the St Andrews Prize Trustees addressed a TEDx audience in Exeter. Here, we share that presentation in full.
25 June 2018
We are very pleased to say that we have received almost 200 entries for the 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment.
18 June 2018
In 2012, Dr Leela Hazzah and Dr Stephanie Dolrenry made the trip to St Andrews University to represent their outstanding organisation, Lion Guardians. Founded in 2007, Lion Guardians is dedicated to finding and enacting long-term solutions for people and lions to co-exist.
21 May 2018
Two-time Winner, Ian Thorpe has taken home the top prize for two outstanding innovations – The Elephant Pump in 2005, and the Elephant Toilet in 2008. Presenting both times on behalf of Pump Aid, the charity helps rural communities in Africa gain access to clean water and appropriate sanitation.
14 May 2018
2 years ago, a young man named Vitor Belota Gomes was waiting in a lobby when, out of seemingly nowhere, he began to celebrate. Vitor had just received a very important email to say that Liter of Light Brazil, of which he was President, had just been shortlisted for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2016.
30 April 2018
The University of St Andrews and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips announce the call for entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2019.
27 April 2018
A project which integrates 2,000 years of indigenous knowledge of water management in the Andes with contemporary science and technology to create hybrid solutions that improve water security, support livelihoods, strengthen communities and increase ecosystem-wide resilience in mountain communities has won the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018.
23 April 2018
Even after being named as a finalist for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2017, Dr Washington Otieno from Plantwise was still surprised to be announced as the eventual winner of the Prize.