Sustainability information

Sustainability at London Met

London Met is committed to continually reducing its environmental impact and to using resources in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way.

We recognise our role in leading carbon reduction both through the management of our University and through education, research and our wider role within society.

Minimising our environmental impact not only delivers benefits for our institution, but also for the local community and wider society.

We're proud of our environmental achievements to date, which include reducing our carbon footprint by 66% during 2016/17 from a 2009 baseline figure, and meeting our 2020 target four years early. We are keen to expand on this success and are currently setting new targets to achieve.

If you'd like to get involved or seek our support, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

 

Email: sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @GreenLondonMet

 

Sustainability Manager
Rachel Ward 
+44(0)20 7133 3305

Sustainability Assistant
Zanda Pipira
+44(0)20 7133 3307


 

 

Sustainability events

Gardening with Green Society

Gardening with Green Society

Date 18 Apr 2018
Time 1:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

Join the Green Society and Sustainability Team to prepare our Holloway Road roof garden for spring and plant radishes, carrots, tomatoes, rhubarb, beetroots and more! 1pm, meet in Tower Building Main... more

Coffee cup planting and design workshops

Coffee cup planting and design workshops

Date 20 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

Pop along to the Estates office in Tower (T2-05) every Friday in April 12:00 until 14.00 to take part in our coffee cup designing and planting drop in session. Grow... more

The Blue Planet documentary series

The Blue Planet documentary series

Date 23 Apr 2018
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Monday Film Club presents the award-winning nature documentary series ''The Blue Planet''. Every Monday at The Rocket Backroom cinema at 5pm! Events are brought to you by The Rocket staff! XX052 more

Fix Your Bike course (Session 1)

Fix Your Bike course (Session 1)

Date 24 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This course is a four hour session divided into 2 two hour sessions. This is session 1. The course covers - cleaning, lubrication, punctures, fitting and adjustment, gears and brakes. Each person... more

Coffee cup planting and design workshops

Coffee cup planting and design workshops

Date 27 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

Pop along to the Estates office in Tower (T2-05) every Friday in April 12:00 until 14.00 to take part in our coffee cup designing and planting drop in session. Grow... more

Fix Your Bike course (Session 2)

Fix Your Bike course (Session 2)

Date 27 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This course is a four hour session divided into 2 two hour sessions. This is session 2. The course covers - cleaning, lubrication, punctures, fitting and adjustment, gears and brakes. Each person... more

The Blue Planet documentary series

The Blue Planet documentary series

Date 30 Apr 2018
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Monday Film Club presents the award-winning nature documentary series ''The Blue Planet''. Every Monday at The Rocket Backroom cinema at 5pm! Events are brought to you by The Rocket staff! XX052 more

Frontier - Volunteering opportunities abroad

Frontier - Volunteering opportunities abroad

Date 3 May 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering NGO that runs over 350 conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries across the world. In this talk you will be able to... more

Fairtrade chocolate tasting

Fairtrade chocolate tasting

Date 10 May 2018
Time 2:00 PM
Venue 166 - 220 Holloway Road

Are you a self-confessed chocoholic? Green Society, Sustainability Team and Students' Union will be hosting a finger-licking event, where you will be able to taste lots of chocolate, learn more... more

Other sustainability information

Latest sustainability news

The sky’s the limit

Two students have made a short film to celebrate the opening of the new roof garden which is based at Calcutta House.

London Met experts help designer to turn chewing gum waste into recycled products

Entrepreneur worked with the Polymers department at London Met to create Gumdrop.

London Met prepares for Green Week 2018

The University is running it's annual Green Week from 12 - 16 March. Find out what's on offer and how you can get involved.

Doing our bit for Fairtrade

The University is taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight and all students and staff are invited to take part.

London Met awarded Fairtrade University status

The University has been awarded the Fairtrade University status, a sign of the ethical commitment the University has demonstrated.

Green London Met scores big

The University’s sustainability team has, once again, been announced as a winner of a national energy award.

Green London Met shortlisted for two awards

London Metropolitan University has been shortlisted for two Energy Managers Association (EMA) Energy Management 2017 Awards.

London Met Alumna is changing lives in Dehli

Architecture graduate Julia King has recently completed her PhD by practice project in Savda Ghevra, Delhi.

Leading the way sustainably

London Metropolitan University has been nominated for Best Carbon Management and Best Employee Engagement and Behaviour Change.

Senior lecturer invited to speak at the University of Craiova, Romania

Samuel Idowu has been invited for the second year running, to make a keynote speech at a conference in Craiova, Romania.

London Met wins at the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017

London Met won the Solar Power Portal Award for energy efficiency and corporate sustainability programme.

London Met Sustainability triumphs again

London Metropolitan University has, once again, been named as a leading sustainable university, it has been announced today.

Senior lecturer to assume role as Editor-In-Chief

Samuel Idowu will take on the role as Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Economics and Business Administration this autumn.

London Met shortlisted for sustainability award

London Met has been shortlisted for Best Energy Efficiency and CSR Programme award due to its impressive carbon reduction work.

Green recognition for Students’ Union

London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received a ‘Good’ standard of accreditation from the National Union of Students.

Latest sustainability awards

Energy Managers Association 2017

The University has been Highly Commended for best Energy Management Team of the Year.

Solar Power Portal Awards 2017

London Met won the Solar Power Portal Award for energy efficiency and corporate sustainability programme.

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2017

London Metropolitan University's Rachel Ward was crowned the Energy Institute Energy Manager of the Year at this year's edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2017.

Green Gown Awards 2016

London Metropolitan University was Highly Commended in the Green Gown Awards 2016 for Carbon Reduction.

Public Sector Energy and Sustainability Awards 2016

London Met won Most Sustainable Public Sector Organisation in Education, Sustainability Manager of the Year for Rachel Ward and was Runner Up in the Public Sector Energy Champion award.

Sustainability Manager of the Year

In the Public Sector and Sustainability (PSS) Awards, the 2016 Winner for Sustainability Manager of the Year was London Met's Rachel Ward.

Energy Institute Awards 2016

London Met's Sustainability Manager Rachel Ward has been Highly Commended in the Energy Champion category of the Energy Institute Awards 2016.

ISEP Awards 2016

London Met has won Gold Award in 2016 in a local award scheme recognising carbon reduction and wider environmental achievements in Islington’s business community.

Green Apple Awards 2015

The University received a Silver award in the Green Apple Environment Awards, an international campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.

Public Sector and Sustainability (PSS) Awards 2015 – Best Energy Management

In the 2015 PSS Awards, London Met won the Most Sustainable Public Sector Project – Best Energy Management award.

Public Sector Sustainability (PSS) Awards 2015 – Runner Up – Education

London Met was delighted to receive the Runner Up title for Most Sustainable Public Sector Organisation in Education in the Public Sector Sustainability Awards 2015.