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, fairs and inductions – come have a chat!
|Introduction to sustainability and climate action at King’s||11/09/2023, 14:00-15:00||Microsoft Teams||Are you passionate about sustainability and making a difference? What action is King’s taking on the climate crisis? How can you take individual and collective climate action while at King’s?
Join the King’s Climate & Sustainability Team to learn more about what King’s is doing around sustainability and climate action, and how you can get involved.
|How to be sustainable in London||13/09/2023, 14:00-15:00||Microsoft Teams||Do you care about sustainability but not sure where to start? Join this session to hear some useful tips from the King’s Climate & Sustainability Team on how to be more sustainable – and possibly even save some money!|
|Explore King’s campuses and try a bike for free||18/09/2023, 16:00-19:00 (time change)||Meet at Swapfiets (E1 6LT)||Want to get to know King’s campuses? Want to save money and get active? Unsure about cycling in the city?
Cycling is a great way to get active and to get around London. However, it can be scary in London with lots of other traffic on the roads.
Join this guided cycle tour around King’s campuses led by King’s Cycling Club. Bikes will be provided FREE of charge by Swapfiets for the afternoon and you’ll learn the rules of the road and tips for staying safe whilst cycling. The tour will start at the Swapfiets store so that you can pick your own bike (including e-bikes) and will take 2-2.5 hours including a coffee break.
Great way to meet new people!
|How to champion sustainability in King’s labs||19/09/2023, 14:00-16:00||Meet at Guy’s Memorial Arch||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 how you can get involved!
|Building and connecting King’s climate communities||21/09/2023, 15:00-17:00||Macadam Building 4.2 (Strand Campus)||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 collective action.
We’ll get creative and listen to YOU – what are your priorities? What would you like to see King’s do? We’ll provide a range of creative prompts and art supplies to help you collaboratively create solutions to some of the biggest climate and sustainability challenges.
You’ll get to know other fellow students and passionate staff teams, think about social and environmental impact, and work together to shape the future direction of the King’s Climate & Sustainability team.
Snacks, refreshments & supplies will be provided!
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 Welcome to 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 reggielion23 (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 Welcome 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 “Climate & Sustainability”
- Check out our events across the two weeks and register by clicking “+”