greengardening

Worcester MCR seeks to promote and encourage environmentally friendly practices amongst members of the MCR and the wider College. This page provides information on living ‘green’ at Worcester and is updated with information on green initiatives and activities.
If you have any thoughts or ideas as to how the College could improve its green performance, such as with recycling, reducing energy or sustainable practices, we are keen to hear of them.

Have a suggestion? Email green.worcestermcr@gmail.com

Edible Garden

The Edible Garden project is a new, student-led initiative run by a joint committee of MCR and JCR representatives. We are busy transforming a large strip of land between the Earl Building and tennis court into a productive garden of vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers from which students can share in the produce. Weekly gardening sessions are held during term time and anyone interested is encouraged to get involved. See here for more information, or contact the MCR Green Rep.

Recycling

Each college kitchen is provided with green or blue recycling boxes and/or a blue outside recycling bin outside. All allowable recyclable materials can be disposed of in any recycling box or bin. Some kitchens may also have a green food waste caddy for raw or cooked food waste. Recycling boxes/bins need to be left outside on a specified day to be collected. Information on what can be recycled and collection days can be found here. In the MCR common room, recycling bins are in the bar area and a paper recycling bin is in the computer room. If you are experiencing problems with recycling please again contact the MCR Green Rep.

Reusable Bags

Canvas shopping bags are provided on hooks near the front door of all graduate accommodation as a convenient option to take on a trip to the shops instead of using plastic bags. These should be returned back on the hook after use. If your house makes good use of these bags and needs more, please contact the MCR Green Rep.

Useful Links

Oxford University:
www.admin.ox.ac.uk/estates/environment
http://ee.ousu.org

Oxford City Council:
www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decER/Environmentwasteandrecycling.htm

Second-hand bikes:
www.oxfordgreencycle.org.uk
www.ocw.coop
www.dailyinfo.co.uk/sales/index.html