Happy New Year from the King’s Sustainability team

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Maybe exploring ways to live more sustainably? If so, the video below might help you get started, which we put together for incoming students but is relevant to anyone.


Did you know that our food system represents 26% of global emissions and touches on a lot of other issues including pollution and health? And that livestock & fisheries account for 31% of these food emissions? Veganism is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce our environmental impact, according to a study by the University of Oxford. Trial a vegan lifestyle this January by pledging to Veganuary. The website provides lots of useful information including eating guides and recipes.

King’s Food celebrate Veganuary during the whole month of January with an extended range of vegan options and special offers. King’s Food is continuously working to get more variety of plant-based options on campus. In their outlets you’ll always have a vegan option available, from salads, soups and main dishes, to a range of plant-based milk for your hot drinks, vegan pastries and new plant-based dessert pots. They work with different suppliers to make this happen, including organising Beyond Meat Mondays in all outlets and featuring Vegan Fried Chick*n (VFC) at the Street Eats Truck on Guy’s Campus. Did you know they just launched vegan pizzas in the fully plant-based Roots Cafe on the 8th floor in Bush House, Strand? And that you can get your drink with oat milk at no extra cost in King’s cafes? Oat milks produces about 70% less GHG emissions than regular cow’s milk.

Only for this month, you have a reward in the King’s Moves App for a Vegan Hot Meal in any of their outlets!


Focus on your wellbeing in 2023

For students: join KCLSU’s Take Time Out 9-13 January

Start the year in style by looking after your wellbeing. KCLSU is here to help you find that work-life balance. Join in by reading up on some of their wellbeing resources or by taking part in one of their events. Find out more here.

For staff: join Staff Wellbeing Festival

King’s free Staff Wellbeing Festival offers a thought-provoking and creative five-week programme of events starting on 3 January. Whether you choose a movement challenge, want to learn a new skill, or just need to cuddle some cute dogs, take a look at the schedule to start finding your ways to wellbeing in 2023. Find out more here.