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Take part in Green Mary Week 2016: Monday 29 February to Friday 4 March

Friday 29 January 2016

Green Mary Week is returning to QMUL for 2016 with the aim of getting you thinking a little greener in 2016!

Throughout the week there will be events, promotions on Fairtrade and environmentally-friendly items across QMUL and QMSU outlets, and a whole host of free environmental goodies and Fairtrade chocolate! Highlights include a sustainable suppliers fair outside the Curve (Tuesday 1 March), free cycle maintenance sessions on (Monday 29 February at Charterhouse Square; Tuesday 1 March at Mile End; and Wednesday 2 March at Whitechapel), and the launch of the QMUL community garden and allotments (Wednesday 2 March).

Check out the events below:

Monday 29 February 2016
10am - 2pm, the Lawn, Charterhouse Square campus:

  • Book now for your free cycle maintenance session on the lawn at Charterhouse Square. Pre-booking is essential – for information on booking, email sustainability@qmul.ac.uk.

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Throughout the day:

10am - 3pm, Library Square, Mile End campus:

  • Bring your bike for free a cycle maintenance session (first come, first serve)
  • Learn about free cycle safety training available in Tower Hamlets
  • Cycle for a free smoothie on our smoothie bikes
  • Find out about the Green Mary staff sustainability awards, sign up a team and get some free Fairtrade chocolate
  • Take part in a Fairtrade tasting session and learn about the importance of Fairtrade at the Green Mary student group stall
  • Get your hands on some free Green Mary branded goodies!
  • Learn about how to reduce your energy consumption and carbon footprint in Mile End Library
  • Meet the “NUS Student Switch Off” team and find out how to help reduce energy use and waste in halls of residences

10am - 3pm, the Curve and Student Village, Mile End:

  • Speak to QMUL’s sustainable caterers and sample their delicious food!
  • Learn about food waste app “Olio” and join the local food sharing community
  • Speak with Veolia Tower Hamlets for recycling and waste reduction advice, and get a selfie with their little binbot!

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Throughout the day:

  • Attend our skills workshop and learn about opportunities in Sustainability engagement, marketing and communications
  • Join a volunteering group at Lavender Pond and help biodiversity thrive in central London. Sign up here.

12.30 - 2.30pm, Student Village, Mile End:

  • Join the Sustainability team at the QMUL Green Mary garden for the launch of the allotments. Email sustainability@qmul.ac.uk to book your place, tickets are limited.

12.30 - 2.30pm, Library Square, Mile End:

  • Get your bike and other property security marked for free by the Metropolitan Police

10 - 2pm, Blizzard Institute, Whitechapel campus:

  • Book now for your free cycle maintenance session outside of the Blizard Institute at Whitechapel campus. Pre-booking is essential – for information on booking, email sustainability@qmul.ac.uk.

Thursday 3 March 2016

Friday 4 March 2016

  • Get your society to take part in the Bow Foodbank donation competition to support local families in need. Find out more on Facebook.

All week catering offers

Through the week QMUL and QMSU catering outlets will be offering the following offers on Fairtrade and environmentally friendly products:
The Curve, Mucci’s, and other QMUL outlets

  • See in store posters and online for details of offers on Fairtrade and environmentally-friendly products and meals

Drapers and Griff Inn

  • 15% off 12oz Fairtrade coffee and hot chocolate
  • 99p Fairtrade fruit, green or herbal teas
  • Fairtrade oranges and bananas on sale

Infusion, Village Shop and the Box Office

  • 20% discount for anyone showing a bike helmet
  • 20% discount on Fairtrade products
  • 30% discount on Fairtrade clothing
  • Hot drinks for 50p

Ground, Learning Café, the Shield

  • 99p for small Fairtrade coffee
  • 99p Fairtrade teas
  • 20% discount for anyone showing a bike helmet
  • 20% off Fairtrade products in Ground for Fairtrade Fortnight (29/02/2016-13/03/2016)
  • Buy a QMUL Thermos flask in Ground and get free coffee during Green Mary Week

For further information on Green Mary Week make sure you follow QMUL Sustainability on Facebook and Twitter.

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