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A collection of metal tins Bow Foodbank Winter Appeal
1 December 2021

Students involved in the Green Mary Sustainability Group are collecting food & toiletry donations, raising money and promoting volunteering to support local Bow Foodbank

Fruit and Vegetables Sustainable Food Research on Campus
25 November 2021

Find out more about the sustainable food project which has been taking place in The Curve Restaurant this semester. 

Plates on a table Reuse Scheme Collections
22 November 2021

Give It, Don’t Bin It with Queen Mary’s Reuse Scheme

Decorative image Queen Mary joins Tower Hamlets partnership towards a Net Zero Carbon borough
17 November 2021

Together, Queen Mary, Tower Hamlets Council and partners are joining forces to achieve net zero carbon by 2045 or sooner through the Net Zero Carbon Partnership Action Plan.

EcoCampus Logo Upcoming Sustainability Training Opportunities
15 November 2021

Expand your knowledge with sustainability training courses open to staff and PhD students.

Students planting seedlings into raised beds Campus Allotments Come Alive
20 October 2021

Students and staff have been bringing nature to campus in the Green Mary Garden, 3rd year Physical Geography student Ayah Khan tells us more.

Students with litter pickers next to the Regent's Canal Canal Clean-Ups Help Local Wildlife
18 October 2021

Hear from 1st Year Biomedical Sciences student Sam Jarada how students have been helping to maintain our local waterways.

Three men stand in front of a newly planted tree Queen Mary Helps Preserve one of Britain's Rarest Trees
20 August 2021

Queen Mary University of London President and Principal Colin Bailey has taken part in planting a Black Poplar – one of Britain’s rarest trees – on the University’s Mile End campus.

An image showing bedding, crockery and electrical items arranged on tables at the September 2021 Reuse Fair Reuse Scheme 2021
19 August 2021

Thousands of items will be given a new home and reused as part of this semester's Reuse Fair. Find out more about getting involved.

EcoCampus Gold Full Size Queen Mary Achieved EcoCampus EMS Gold Certificate
13 August 2021

Queen Mary, University of London has continued to implement initiatives and processes to ensure that it is appropriately responding to all current and emerging risks as well as optimising opportunities to deliver good environmental outcomes.

A turtle swimming in the Regent's Canal Follow our Sustainability Social Media
6 August 2021

For the latest updates on what we're doing and how you can get involved follow @QMULSustain on Instagram and Facebook.

Clean Air Day 2021 Logo FREE Bike Maintenance & Advice - 17-18 June 2021
14 June 2021

As part of our commitment to contribute to reducing air pollution and its associated health consequences we will be hosting FREE Cycle Maintenance and Advice events across our campuses for Staff and Students.

World Environment Day 2021 logo World Environment Day 2021
17 May 2021

The Black Poplar is Britain’s rarest native timber tree and there are currently a handful of mature Black Poplars across the Borough of Tower Hamlets. These trees are also among priority species across London. 

Earth Day 2021 logo Earth Day 2021
21 April 2021

The 50th Earth Day will be celebrated across the world on Thursday 22 April 2021. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore the Earth”. Therefore, we are using this opportunity to remind everyone that every effort aimed at reducing our environmental and carbon footprint will invariably prevent the degradation of environment as well as mitigate disasters associated with climate change.

EcoCampus Silver award logo Queen Mary awarded EcoCampus EMS Silver Certification
21 April 2021

We are proud to announce that Queen Mary has successfully achieved the EcoCampus Environmental Management System (EMS) Silver Certification Award after a full-day external environmental audit conducted on 1 April 2021. Attaining this award is one of our commitments to continue to improve our environmental performance and embed good environmental practices across all areas of our operation.

Bronze Hedgehog Friendly Campus Award Helping Hedgehogs on Campus
12 March 2021

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve achieved the Bronze Hedgehog Friendly Campus accreditation 

Sustainability working for a greener University logo Staff Environmental Sustainability Champions- Get Involved
2 March 2021

Find out about getting involved as a Staff Environmental Sustainability Champion

View of the Maths Building from Mile End Road Maths Building Shortlisted for BREEAM Awards 2021
17 February 2021

The Maths Transformation Project has been shortlisted for the BREEAM Awards 2021 which recognise the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.

EcoCampus Bronze Logo Queen Mary Achieves EcoCampus Bronze award
25 January 2021

We are proud to announce that Queen Mary has been awarded the EcoCampus Bronze award, an independently accredited certification recognising the University’s work towards achieving an international standard of good practice in environmental management.

Students at Bow Foodbank Students Launch Bow Foodbank Appeal
8 December 2020

Students involved in the Green Mary Sustainability Group have been collecting food & toiletry donations, raising money and promoting volunteering to support local Bow Foodbank

Students planting an orchard Campus Orchard Planting Begins
6 December 2020

Queen Mary students and staff have begun an orchard project to bring more nature to our Mile End Campus

Should Trees Have Standing
13 November 2020

The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre is proud to mark the Second Global Annual Day of Action for Climate Change by hosting an online Panel Discussion on the topic of the Rights of Nature.

a picture of bike lockers Cycle lockers at QMUL
12 November 2020

This high security and space-efficient bicycle lockers are available on Mile End Campus and Whitechapel Campus.

image of a handbag Collaborating with SMEs to develop sustainable fashion
21 July 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science are working with a multi-award winning accessories brand to drive forward sustainable innovation within the fashion industry.

Get Involved in Sustainability at QMUL

There are plenty of ways for you, as a staff or student, to make your mark in sustainability at QMUL. Find out more about the opportunities available.     

Get Involved

If you could not find the information you are looking for, or if you have a specific question for the QMUL Sustainability team, please get in touch by email sustainability@qmul.ac.uk

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