There is an alternative to plastic cups!

As part of the Green Mary Workbook, Cathy on behalf of IT Services has written a short blog about their discovery of an alternative to plastic cups! I just wanted to spread the good news that there is an alternative to plastic cups! We have been hearing on social media recently about the devastating effects…

May’s Seasonal Vegetable – Runner Beans

EAT RUNNER BEANS Fresh, young runner beans are a gem amongst the many wonderful vegetables available during the British summer. At their best they are at once tender, succulent and bursting with flavour. There can be few better ways of serving runner beans than piled onto a plate alongside meltingly soft roast lamb, roast potatoes…

May’s Seasonal Vegetable – Asparagus

A serious contender for heavyweight champion of the eat the seasons year, the asparagus season is tantalizingly brief but the quality is frequently exceptional. Asparagus deteriorates relatively quickly after picking, which is why freshly picked English asparagus is to jet-lagged imported asparagus what dining at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is to eating a microwaved frozen…

Toilet twinning in the School of Geography

Toilet twinning in the School of Geography World Water Day, 22nd March 2017 In support of World Water Day (22nd March), the School of Geography organised a fund-raising event for toilettwinning.org. 2.4 billion people across the world don’t have somewhere safe to use the loo. Around a third of the world’s population have to use…

BIKE WEEK!

Bike week is our annual event celebrating all things cycling and sustainable transport, we have lots of events coming up across QMUL for you to get involved in. We have a number of events coming up and will also be giving out lots of freebies including puncture repair kits, bike seat covers, mud guards and more!…

Mayor of London – Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition

Queen Mary University of London had two finalists in the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition! Entrants were asked to come up with creative solutions to the environmental and social challenges London faces – and more than 300 entries from 37 institutions were narrowed down to the final shortlist, with nearly 599 students involved. The 10 shortlisted entries from…

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…