Last week QCIC’s London Hub partnered with Global Generation’s largest circular economy project in the UK, the Paper Garden, for a day of sustainable volunteering.
Forming part of British Land’s 53-acre Canada Water regeneration scheme in south London, the new Paper Garden Education Shed facility is a community space being built to establish educational workshops and classes for the local community.
On the day of volunteering, the London team was split into groups of 3 so each team could take part in either construction work or gardening activities. One of the teams was especially proud to be part of the classroom build project where they spent their time building cordwood walls. The double-skinned wood block walls utilise waste wood from the annual cleansing of Epping Forest and lime putty instead of cement. The lime putty is used because as it dries; it absorbs Carbon Dioxide from the air making it a carbon-negative wall.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do at QCIC. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, we have committed to as a business, can only be realised through strong, global partnership and cooperation. Goal No.17, Partnerships for the Goals, is what inspired our team to collaborate with these organisations and contribute to a more sustainable future.
If you would like to read more about the Paper Garden initiative, visit Global Generation’s site here: https://www.globalgeneration.org.uk/paper-garden