Welcome to Sustainability Week!
This week will be packed with events and activities about sustainability – check out the full schedule here.
To start the week, we would like to share a case study of how King’s staff can have a positive impact by implementing small changes.
The Central Engineering Team (CET) carries out regular emergency light testing across all campuses, requiring an average of 1000 pages of paper for ticksheets every month. After looking at how to improve their practices, they are now testing recording tests on tablets rather than paper.
By doing this, the CET will save 12,000 sheets of paper per year. This is not only a huge reduction of paper usage, but also prevents nearly one and a half toner cartridges entering the waste stream. This new practice will also save energy and time, as pages will not be printed and scanned afterwards.
This example of King’s staff taking initiative should remind us all that no matter how small we think an action might be, it can add up to a significant impact.
So why not start making small positive changes this week? Our events will give you lots of chances to do so – whether it is learning about proper recycling, going meat-free for a meal, or getting yourself a bike to cycle to uni. The Sustainability Team is looking forward to seeing you at the events!