Wednesday, 17 February 2010


The QUB Greens travelled to Downpatrick on Saturday 13th Feb for a Tree Planting day!

On arrival in Downpatrick we were greeted by the South Down Green Party and Cllr Cadogan Enright and given a talk about local campaigns they are involved in.

We visited the Downpatrick Art Gallery which is currently featuring pictures of the beautiful East Down coastline which is being threatened with loosing its designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! For more information on this go to this link - Click here

We then travelled out to Killough were we planted a variety of 60 native trees including Blackthorn, Hazel, Ash, Downy Birch and Beech trees! Mabye in a few years we will revisit the area and see how our trees are getting on! 

Many thanks to those who came along, and to Councillor Cadogan Enright for looking after us for the day!

   The QUB Greens at work with veteran tree planter and retired Green Party councillor Bill Corry!

Thursday, 11 February 2010


QUB Greens Secretary Bob McGarrell working the stall at the re-freshers bazaar!

This week the QUB Greens took part in the Re-Freshers Bazaar  (a chance for societies to sign up new recruits and interested students for the 2nd semester) on Wednesday and also in the QUB Students Union Green Day on Thursday!! :-D

We had a great time speaking to many students and signing up a few more people for our Tree Planting Day this weekend! Time and time again we hear from students that green issues are issues that they care for and are delighted to see a society willing to do something about it!

A special word must go out to Paul Courtney, Student Officers, the Student Union staff and volunteers for the successful Green Day and also on the huge success of the bun sale in which all of the proceeds went towards the Haiti Fund!

The 2nd semester is still young and we have many green events coming up that we would love for you to get involved in so send us an email and get active! :-D

Sunday, 7 February 2010


Saturday 13th February - 11.30am - 2pm

The QUB Greens will be meeting at Belfast Europa Bus Station at 10.15am to get the 10.30 bus to Downpatrick. The day will include meeting up with some members of the South Down Green Party and the Green Party Councillor Cadogan Enright. We will then make our way to the chosen area for planting the trees. A number of trees have been kindly provided by the Woodland Trust and more from the local Green Party. We will then be getting a vegan lunch provided by the local greens! :-)

If you wish to come along simply send us an email confirming so we can get an idea of numbers -

Or you can RSVP on our Facebook event page! -