Are you interested in all things sustainable and making a positive impact whilst at King’s? This Welcome Fortnight, the Sustainability team have prepared an exciting range of events for you to learn more about climate and sustainability. Check them out below. You can also find us at various hubs and fairs – come have a chat!
Introduction to Sustainability
|12/09/2022, 14:00-14:45||Online||Are you passionate about sustainability and want to make a difference? Join the King’s Sustainability Team to learn more about what King’s is doing around sustainability, and how you can get involved.|
|Climate Action at King’s||13/09/2022, 15:00-16:00||Online||What action is King’s taking on the climate crisis? How can you take individual and collective climate action while at King’s?
Join this session to find out more about King’s recently approved Climate & Sustainability Action Plan and opportunities to get involved in climate action at King’s.
|Volunteering for Sustainability||14/09/2022, 14:00-15:00||Online||
Passionate about sustainability and climate change? Want to do more to help local communities?
Join King’s Volunteering and King’s Sustainability to find out how you can take action for sustainability and volunteer to help meet the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
Projects include: Climate Action Network, Sustainability Champions programme, KEATS Sustainability & Climate module and education for sustainability mapping project.
You will also learn more about the King’s Volunteering platform, discover sustainability-related opportunities with our partner charities and organisations and find out how to log hours/get recognition for the volunteering work you do.
Explore sustainability at King’s and discover volunteering opportunities that are directly tied to the SDGs to kickstart your sustainability journey!
This event is for all students at King’s.
|Take action on sustainability at home||15/09/2022, 15:00-16:00||Online||Do you care about sustainability but not sure where to start? Join this session to hear some useful tips from the King’s Sustainability Team on how to be more sustainable (and possibly even save some money!) in the home environment.|
|Sustainability & Volunteering Creative Hackathon||20/09/2022, 14:00-16:00||Strand MB4.2||Join us in exploring ways to change the world during your time at King’s! We’ll be tackling the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Sustainability and Volunteering projects at King’s and in our local communities.
Let’s get creative – in this hackathon, we’ll provide a range of creative prompts and art supplies to help you create solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. You’ll get to know other students, think about social and environmental impact, and work together to imagine the answers and shape the future direction of the Sustainability, Volunteering and Culture teams.
We’ll provide snacks, refreshments & art supplies!
|Tour a sustainable lab at King’s||21/09/2022, 13:30-15:30||Guy’s campus – Guys Memorial Garden||Join this session to learn more about sustainable labs at King’s!
Labs are extremely energy and resource intensive, so you’ll hear about what labs at King’s are doing on their sustainability journey. You’ll explore why lab sustainability is important, while also experiencing a guided tour of two labs to see what they’re doing.
There will be lots of space for questions with lab sustainability champions, and you’ll hear more about what you can do to get involved!
|Sustainability games night||22/09/2022, 16:00-18:00||Strand MB2.2||Are you interested in learning more about sustainability? Or want to prove your sustainable knowledge? Join our quiz night that’ll be full of games, quizzes and competition! It’ll be a great session to meet like-minded students and the King’s Sustainability Team while learning more about sustainability in a fun way.|
|Vegan and sustainable food at King’s||23/09/2022, 15:00-17:00||Somerset Room, Strand||Join this event with King’s Food and King’s Sustainability teams to find out more about vegan and sustainable food initiatives – and leave with a bag full of yummy vegan snacks!|
Have a look at how you can get involved with King’s Sustainability. Make a difference during your time at King’s!
How to register
- You’ll need to download the Life at King’s app from the App store (you can download onto iOS and Android.)
- You’ll need to download the Welcome to King’s Guide for all information for new students. To access this guide, you’ll need to enter our passphrase reggielion22 (no spaces)
- The Welcome to King’s Guide will be the first stage of welcoming you into university, offering a range of information from ID card collection to new opportunities at King’s.
- When you’ve downloaded the Life at King’s app, you will need to create an account; we advise that you use your King’s email address to create an account.
- Once you’ve set up your account, allow ‘push notifications’ on your device, so you can receive important messages.
- Go to Welcome Events & Workshops and scroll down to “Sustainability”
- Check out our events across the two weeks and register by clicking “+”