We represent teams across University of Birmingham, promoting change for a greener more sustainable future . The University is strongly committed to creating a sustainable working environment through this and many other schemes.


green pledgeJoin us, February 2015 doing one new green task every day for a month!  ONE way you could reduce energy consumption or improve other’s awareness of Green issues. Sign the Pledge and commit to doing something special during the month of February 2015 (follow this link to enrol)


Recycle your old jewellery

Friends of the Earth, an environmental organisation ‘acting together for the planet and everyone who lives on it’ and they want to help you recycle! Recycling for Good Causes want you to help Friends of the Earth raise money to … Continue reading →

New Internationalist Guest Speaker Event

As part of the 2015 Fairtrade Fortnight, Oxfam-Outreach Birmingham have been putting on several events, this is another great addition! Rob Norman, Campaigns Manager for the New Internationalist Magazine, will be coming to UoB to speak about Fairtrade and the … Continue 

Landlubbers ahoy!

This half term we discovered the newly uncovered shipwreck in Booby’s bay, Cornwall, but we didn’t need to go all the way to Cornwall, or even to the coast to go wrecking: Admittedly not exactly a wreck, but seaworthy and … Continue reading →

To the Winterbourne

Round the back of the rather grand Winterbourne House and Garden you’ll find the staff allotments.  For free, we get to plod about in mud and grow some veg.  The earth is some of the finest I’ve dug in, and a … Continue reading →

Give it up

Thinking of giving something up for Lent? LUCIA charity is asking that for just one day between February 18th and Easter, you give up one of your daily treats and help improve the lives of others and donate that money … Continue reading →

Wine Tasting Event

Wednesday 25th February, the University Guild is holding a wine tasting event. It will take place at Aroma Cafe starting at 6pm. This will be a lovely evening where you can sample different wines and practice your wine-tasting techniques. The … Continue reading →

Stones, bones and climate change

‘Humans have caused climate change in the past, but we’re the first humans to be aware of the impact we are having, and that gives us a great responsibility.’ The closing lines of Dr Alice Robert’s sold out presentation on … Continue reading →

Fairtrade Tea and Cake Party

Fairtrade Fortnight begins on the 23rd February, and these great event is only three days later on the 26th February. Head to Beorma Bar between 2:30pm and 4:30pm to enjoy delicious Fairtrade tea and cake! Just in case you needed … Continue reading →

rose deliveryTimetable

9th Feb
Get Vegucated
6pm Mandela Room
10th Feb
RSA regional “Engage” event
6-8pm Impact Hub Birminghamwine tasting11th Feb
Greener Prospects
1:30-4pm Nuffield G17 12th February
Lucia Charity Talk
5-6pm Harvey Milk Room

9-13th Feb
OXFAM Rose Delivery


15th February
Conservation trip to QE
10am 2pm meet at Mermaid

tea party event
23rd Feb Fairtrade Football
25th Feb
Wine Tasting
6pm Aroma Cafe, Staff House
26th February
Fairtrade Tea & Cake
Head to Beorma Bar between 2:30pm and 4:30pm

Our Green Future


27th February
Our Green Future
4-6pm Bratby Bar, Staff House


2nd March
Veggie Food Stall
The Pod, Guild


3rd March
New Internationalist Guest
Speaker Event
6pm Room 201, Arts

ethical market event
5th March
Ethical Market and Green Supplier fair
11-3pm Great Hall


Be Creative

Let those creative juices flow and imagine an energy neutral working environment.

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