Guest Blog from QMSU – Sustainable Coffee at QMSU Outlets!

QMSU coffee partnership with Caffe Praego As you may have seen, we now have a new, ethical coffee provider in Ground Café, Infusion, the Learning Café and Drapers Bar & Kitchen; Caffe Praego. The company places an emphasis on knowing how and from where their coffee is sourced whilst also making a difference in those communities….

April’s Seasonal Vegetable – Purple Sprouting Broccoli

PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI After a fairly sparse couple of months on the leafy veg front, the start of the purple sprouting broccoli season marks a welcome addition to the winter vegetable palate. Simply steamed or boiled, it partners almost any fish or meat dish, and it also takes centre stage in excellent dishes such as Broccoli…

April’s Seasonal Vegetables – Jersey Royal’s

JERSEY ROYAL NEW POTATOES The fabulous flavour of Jersey Royal new potatoes arises from the unique growing conditions on the island (see below). A true seasonal gem, around 99% of the crop is exported to the UK and the rest are enjoyed by the Jersey inhabitants. How lucky are we? The season is short-lived so gorge…

The Geography Soup Kitchen – Green Mary Week Guest Blog

The Geography Soup Kitchen For Green Mary week the ‘Geography Greens’ ran a lunchtime soup kitchen, raising funds for the Whitechapel Mission. Team member Kate Amis came up with the idea and had no trouble persuading four volunteers to bring in a home-made soup of the day. Not only did this bring attention to the…

Green Mary Week – Highlights

Green Mary Week Highlights Green Mary Week 2017 was a resounding success with lots of our Green Mary teams getting involved in sustainability events around the university. Read below for some highlights from the week, including some great work from our Green Mary teams. Over 50 bikes were maintained for FREE by Bikeworks over the…

Fairtrade Fortnight Series: Fast Fashion Guest Blog

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and today we’re bringing you a guest blog written by Mishma Abraham who is a member of the Green Mary Students Group. Mishma and the Green Mary students teamed up with the Fashion Society last Friday to bring you a screening of ‘The True Cost’, a documentary about fast fashion. Here’s what…

FREE LCC led cycle commutes

The Green Mary CCP Team are volunteering with London Cycling Campaign (LCC) to run FREE led group cycle commutes to and from the Charterhouse Square campus from 13th to the 17th March! There will be led LCC rides to work from different areas of London making use of new safer segregated infrastructure (where you can…

Guest blog – Careers & Enterprise’ Green Mary Initiatives 2016-17

Careers & Enterprise’s Green Mary Initiatives 2016-17 This is the 4th consecutive year that Careers & Enterprise are participating in the Green Mary initiative and we have some exciting items on the agenda. This year we wanted to continue to develop and improve our practices around all things ‘green’ as well as use the Green…

FAIRTRADE SERIES: FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and today we’re going to be writing about the types of Fairtrade products you can buy… Beauty Products Did you know that you can purchase Fairtrade beauty products? Small scale farmers in over 50 countries, including Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Dominican Republic produce ingredients such as coconut, argan, apricot and brazil…

Residences take on the allotment!

Residential Support are one of our most proactive Green Mary Teams! Read below to hear about their experience with the onsite allotment… This is Residential Support’s second year of running their own section of the allotment, which helps us to complete our biodiversity criteria within the workbook, and to give any wannabe green-fingered staff a…

Fairtrade Series: Fairtrade People

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and in today’s blog we’re bringing you stories about the producers, farmers and workers behind  Fairtrade products! Justine Watalunga, Organic Coffee Farmer in Uganda  ‘The Fairtrade premium is like a miracle to us, it comes directly into our hands. It is an acknowledgement of our work, of what we are capable of…

March’s Seasonal Vegetables

Each month our chefs in the Curve create dishes containing the ‘seasonal fruit or vegetable’ of the month, this month we will be celebrating apples and leeks! Apples You may need to look beyond the supermarket shelves to find them, but there’s an exciting variety of apples from UK orchards – sharp apples, sweet apples, crunchy apples,…