A warm welcome from the Sustainability Team at King’s

The Sustainability Team at King’s works to reduce our carbon footprint, extending our recycling provision and pushing for sustainable education and careers.

One of our most important roles, and what we enjoy most, is to engage students in the exciting global conversation about sustainability. As well as sharing tips on how to reduce your impact on the planet, we also encourage discussion on pressing sustainability issues. We often come together over tea and nibbles to discuss eclectic subjects ranging from aquaponics to energy security in the EU.

The 3rd of October will see the inaugural launch of Sustainability Week in halls which will feature a series of sustainability-themed events and the launch of the energy saving campaign Student Switch-Off. Prizes include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and NUS Extra Cards. Save some energy, win some ice-cream – what’s not to like?

King’s Student groups such as EcoSoc, Fossil Free and Enactus also host events, put on socials and run campaigns throughout the year. Check out their websites and get involved!

Now it’s time for our top sustainability tips:

London is a super city to explore by bike. Cycling is cheaper, will get you from A to B a lot quicker and will also keep you fit.

Food and drink
Eating less meat, hitting up your local farmers market and buying organic are all super ways to reduce your environmental impact.

Switching off appliances that you are not using is a no brainer for the planet and will reduce the College’s bills.

(Thrift) Shopping
London charity shops and your local freecycling group are treasure troves of pre-loved stuff.

Occasionally we miss stuff, so please report any egregious non-environmentally friendly things (e.g. dripping taps, left on lights) you see on campus or in halls to ask@kcl.ac.uk.

You can get in touch with us by emailing sustainability@kcl.ac.uk and also through Facebook or Twitter. Keep up with the latest updates by reading our blog and subscribe to our mailing list by clicking here.