This fantastic event brought lots of different people together from across the borough of Tower Hamlets to launch the Festival of Communities.
Professor Simon Gaskell, QMUL President and Principal, introduced the ceremony which saw 8 projects receive awards for connecting communities across Tower Hamlets.
We were delighted to receive the Community Collaboration Award for Professional Services!
The award recognised our work under the Green Mary brand to deliver numerous engagement programmes in collaboration with our fantastic local community partners, working to enhance and promote sustainability at QMUL and beyond.
These projects include the annual Green Mary Day and Week whereby we invite community partners on site to engage with students and staff about all aspects of sustainability. In addition, the Green Mary Garden is available year round for students, staff and the local community to enjoy, with allotment plots given to the Widening Participation team and nursery to engage with local schools.
We also offer sustainable transport events in collaboration with Bikeworks, a local bicycle workshop and the MET police for the respective boroughs to try and keep students and staff safe whilst cycling.
We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who has worked with us to help make Green Mary what it is now, including Bespoke, Salvation Army, British Heart Foundation, Recycle your Cycle, Veolia Tower Hamlets Clean and Green, Bow Foodbank, QMUL nursery, Bikeworks, MET police (safer transport teams at Tower Hamlets and Islington) and Bywaters.