King’s runs an annual Sustainability Week, taking place in February. The dates for Sustainability Week 2018 will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can read about the activities that took place during Sustainability Week 2017:
The Sustainability Team’s aim is to reduce consumption within King’s College London. We work with students and staff to reduce our impact on our surrounding social and natural environments.
The annual Sustainability Week aims to highlight the potential of embedding sustainability into daily university life. King’s has invited charities, NGOs and ethical brands to your local campus Sustainability Roadshow to showcase their work and provide opportunities for you to get involved with.
There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved, whether that is trying vegan food, attending a documentary screening, helping clean plastic from the Thames, fixing yourself a new outfit at a clothes swap shop or bagging a second-hand bicycle from a bike auction. For all events, check out the calendar below (scroll down for more details on the individual events).
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- 06-Feb, 12.00-14.00 King’s College VegFest
A vegan lunch exploring plant-based foods.
- 06-Feb, 18.00-19.30 Careers in Sustainability: Sustainability and the Environment
A panel event to discuss current and future careers in sustainability and the environment.
- 07-Feb, 18.00-19.30 Careers in Sustainability: Corporate Social Responsibility
A discussion of the role sustainability plays within the private sector and the positive contribution businesses can make to enabling environmental sustainability.
- 08-Feb, 18.30-20.00 Panel Debate: Overconsumption versus Overpopulation
A panel debate discussing the true driver of environmental, social and economic disorder in the 21st century: is it overpopulation or overconsumption?
- 09-Feb, 18.30-21.30 Film Screening: Tomorrow (2015)
A 2015 French documentary film directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent. Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, the film has the distinction of not giving in to catastrophism.
- 10-Feb, 12.30-14.00 Talk: Why should health professionals care about climate change?
A seminar discussion showcasing different perspectives on the response of the health community to climate change.