The Tea Room, located in Beamish-Munro Hall at Queen's University, has been an on-campus favourite since its conception in 2006. The student-run café specializing in loose-leaf teas, coffee, espresso, and select lunch items. It is founded on three pillars—environmental responsibility, community education, and fiscal sustainability—The Tea Room produces zero consumer waste, and is carbon neutral. The café avoids consumer waste by using compostable cups and packaging, meaning every product that leaves the store is either edible or biodegradable. While the store uses energy to heat, light, and power operations, they exclusively use renewable energy sources as opposed to fossil fuels.
Above are the GreenPoints™ earned in each environmental category. Click here to learn more about the GRA's environmetnal standards and the GreenPoints™ that each environmental step earns for a restaurant.
45 Union Street W Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6