Sustainability information

Sustainability at London Met

London Met is committed to continuing to reduce its environmental impact and to use 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 delivers benefits not only for our institution, but also for the local community and wider society.

We're proud of our environmental achievements to date through reducing our carbon footprint by 50 per cent during 2015-16 from a 2009 baseline figure, meeting our 2020 target four years early. We are keen to expand upon 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

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Date 23 Jan 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Holloway Road reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check!A qualified mechanic will check your bike to... more

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Calcutta House

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Calcutta House

Date 24 Jan 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Holloway Road reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check!A qualified mechanic will check your bike to... more

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Date 31 Jan 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Holloway Road reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check!A qualified mechanic will check your bike to... more

TRAID warehouse tour

TRAID warehouse tour

Date 5 Feb 2018
Time 10:30 AM
Venue Second Way
Wembley

We offer 2 TRAID warehouse visits – Monday 5th February and Wednesday 14th March 2018 in conjunction of our annual Green Week and TRAID charity shop window display project for students.  Students... more

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Date 7 Feb 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Holloway Road reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check!A qualified mechanic will check your bike to... more

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Holloway Road

Date 13 Feb 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Holloway Road reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check!A qualified mechanic will check your bike to... more

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Calcutta House

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Calcutta House

Date 21 Feb 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Holloway Road reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check!A qualified mechanic will check your bike to... more

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Calcutta House

Cycle Safety Check & Bike Marking Session - Calcutta House

Date 27 Feb 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Holloway Road reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check!A qualified mechanic will check your bike to... more

Visit London Met bees

Visit London Met bees

Date 12 Mar 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

London Met is now home to 40,000 bees who live on top of the Rocket building at the Holloway campus as part of the University's sustainability programme.  The bees will produce... more

Green Week 2018 - Tower Building roof visit

Green Week 2018 - Tower Building roof visit

Date 12 Mar 2018
Time 12:30 PM
Venue

During our annual Green Week take a tour on our Tower Building Roof and view solar PV panels, Emirates Stadium and take some amazing photos or just enjoy the view! ... more

Green Week 2018 - Tower Building roof visit

Green Week 2018 - Tower Building roof visit

Date 12 Mar 2018
Time 3:00 PM
Venue

During our annual Green Week take a tour on our Tower Building Roof and view solar PV panels, Emirates Stadium and take some amazing photos or just enjoy the view! ... more

Green Week 2018 - Calcutta House pop-up Charity Shop

Green Week 2018 - Calcutta House pop-up Charity Shop

Date 13 Mar 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

Calcutta House pop-up Charity Shop run by the Student Union. Students and staff can bring their own items and exchange them for any other items on offer – anything from art,... more

Green Week 2018 - Stalls at the Goulston Street

Green Week 2018 - Stalls at the Goulston Street

Date 13 Mar 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

Pop by our educational and hands on stalls, meet your Sustainability team and grab a freebie! Please note: This event is for London Met students and staff part of the Annual Green Week... more

How YOU can influence the fashion industry

How YOU can influence the fashion industry

Date 13 Mar 2018
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

Join Chidubem, the founder of fashion start up, Impact Fashion to find out how you can change the future of the fashion industry.  She’ll discuss finding power as a consumer and... more

Green Week 2018 - Stalls at the Junction

Green Week 2018 - Stalls at the Junction

Date 14 Mar 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

Pop by our educational and hands on stalls, meet your Sustainability team and grab a freebie! Please note: This event is for London Met students and staff part of the Annual Green Week... more

Green Week 2018 - The Junction pop-up Charity Shop

Green Week 2018 - The Junction pop-up Charity Shop

Date 15 Mar 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

Pop-up Charity Shop run by the Student Union in The Junction. Students and staff can bring their own items and exchange them for any other items on offer – anything from... more

Green Week 2018 - Trip to Purfleet Waste Yard

Green Week 2018 - Trip to Purfleet Waste Yard

Date 16 Mar 2018
Time 10:30 AM
Venue

Join Green London Met and our waste contractor Paper Round for a trip to our waste management facility in Purfleet and find out where waste goes after you have disposed... more

The role millennials play in the circular economy

The role millennials play in the circular economy

Date 16 Mar 2018
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

If you are early stage/intending entrepreneur that wish to gain knowledge of entrepreneurship or a student or graduate student currently thinking about opening their business but lack the relevant knowledge to do... more

Other sustainability information

Latest sustainability news

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.

London Met breaks another graduate employment record

Official figures reveal that 95% of all graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving London Met.

London Met named among industry leaders

London Metropolitan University has been shortlisted for three Green Gown Awards this year.

From land to craft

Textile Design graduate named new artist in residence for Daylesford Estate.

Launching The Spirituality of Responsibility

A new book, analysing the work of Turkish preacher, Fethullah Gülen, officially launched at the Moorgate campus on 29 June 2017.

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.