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The Plant Pot Now Open!

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Our new hub of sustainable living unfurls its vines on Monday 23 September, in Level 3 of Building 42.

The Plant Pot will exclusively serve tasty vegan and vegetarian food options, as well as offering a zero waste shop and sustainable lifestyle items available to buy.

Delicious Vegan and Vegetarian Food

We’ve had a sneak peek of the menu and there are lots of delicious options to choose from: sandwiches, wraps, pies, salads and pasties as well as hot meals. We can’t wait to try the Sweet Potato Curry, Chilli Tacos and Wild Mushroom Pasta. There’s also beef-style burgers and … Read the rest

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The Cafe to relaunch as ‘The Plant Pot’ following student vote 

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After student consultation, The Cafe will re-open as ‘The Plant Pot’, a vegan and vegetarian cafe with a zero-waste shop, in the new academic year. 

Work is currently underway to transform the current space ready for it’s re-opening in September, where it will serve a brand new, all vegan and vegetarian menu.

After shortlisting from over 100 name suggestions from students and two rounds of voting, The Plant Pot was announced as the new name. The new space will also sell healthy snacks, drinks and will feature re-fillable stations for bulk foods such as, pasta, rice, pulses and grains.… Read the rest

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Change Our World Week

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Do you feel as though you can change the world?

Next week, we’re giving you the opportunity to see how you can affect our Union, the local community and the wider world with a series of free events to promote sustainability and environmental issues.

Over the course of the week, you can find out more about how to eat green, use ethical cosmetics and recycle as we collaborate with students and student groups to discuss environmental issues that will affect you both now and in the future.

Read the full timetable below…



Tuesday 25 April – How … Read the rest

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‘Feed People Not Bins!’ an Interview with Student Ahead of Half Marathon Fuelled by Food Waste

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We recently met up with Jack, a third year Marine Biologist who has decided to eat nothing but food waste ahead of running the half marathon next month! Normally, Jack lives a freegan lifestyle 3 days a week – that is, according to good old Oxford Dictionary, someone who: ‘rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food’.

Jack is part of Curb, Southampton’s branch of The Real Junk Food Project, an initiative consisting of volunteers who collect and redistribute food waste. According to Jack, Curb collected 14.5 … Read the rest

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The 10 Best Things About This March

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Despite being in the throes of Storm Doris this week, we are looking ahead to what’s set to be a great March. In no particular order, here’s why we think March is one of the most underrated months in the student calendar…

1.Lighter evenings

So where lighter mornings doesn’t really register on the student radar, we’re loving being able to walk back from campus at the end of the day knowing that we have experienced some sunlight. It has even been worth heading out for a quick walk around the stream at Highfield campus during lunchtimes to stock up on … Read the rest

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Easy Recipes on a Budget: Basic Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

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If you’re strapped for cash and you want to maintain a healthy diet, all is not lost! Despite what you may think, it is possible to eat relatively healthily without breaking the bank. Try out our healthy bolognese recipe which will keep your wallet fat and your wait trim! We have aimed to keep the recipe content as flexible as possible for you to adapt to dietary requirements and budget.


These are the basic ingredients for a tomato sauce:

  • A tablespoonful of oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 Tin of tomatoes

Option extras (depending on dietary requirements and budget):… Read the rest

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