Sustainability at London Met

PV panels on Science Centre roof.

London Met is committed to continue reducing 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 our education, research and wider role within society.

Minimising our environmental impact delivers benefits not only for our institution, but also 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: @GreenLondonMet

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

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

Sustainability Projects Assistant
Pamela Rodrigues Linhares
+44(0)20 7133 3976

Green Week events

Photography competition - Vision of a SUSTAINABLE University

Photography competition - Vision of a SUSTAINABLE University

Date 1 Mar 2017
Time 8:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

If you fancy yourself as a photographer and believe in the power of images to change the way we think and feel, then why not try your hand at capturing... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 2 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

Green Week - Dr. Bike

Green Week - Dr. Bike

Date 6 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road
Outside Tower Reception

Get your bicycle serviced for free!  Outside Tower Reception                                       xx052 more

Green Week - Tower Building roof visit

Green Week - Tower Building roof visit

Date 6 Mar 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue Meet at Tower Building reception

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 - Stalls at Goulston Street

Green Week - Stalls at Goulston Street

Date 7 Mar 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue Goulston Street Atrium
16 Goulston Street

Pop by and grab a freebie! Educational and hands on stalls from CBRE,  Electric Centre, Green London Met, Bilfinger Europa and Paper Round, Thames Water,  North London Waste Authority.                             XX052   more

Green Week - Bee visit London Met students/staff only

Green Week - Bee visit London Met students/staff only

Date 7 Mar 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road

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... more

Green Week - Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?

Green Week - Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?

Date 7 Mar 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue Calcutta House
Goulston Street Room GSG-18

As a part of our Annual Green Week TRAID is here again to deliver talk on the topic '' Can fashion ever be sustainable?'' Talk will cover topics as textile reuse... more

Green Week - Eco Design and Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Thamon

Green Week - Eco Design and Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Thamon

Date 8 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 84 Moorgate
MG2-12

In old Buddhist scriptures “Thamon” means “of pure and unspoiled nature”. Inspired by the meaning, Thamon London is an eco-design start-up company developing pure fashion accessories from authentic tree leaves. In 2013,... more

Green Week - Battle of the bins

Green Week - Battle of the bins

Date 8 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road
Main Courtyard

Who can sort waste quickest? Join us at the Battle of the Bins in Tower Building main courtyard! Chance to win £50 Amazon vouchers!                             XX052    more

Green Week - Dr. Bike

Green Week - Dr. Bike

Date 8 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Get your bicycle serviced for free!  Outside Calcutta Reception               XX052 more

Green Week - Visit Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre

Green Week - Visit Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre

Date 8 Mar 2017
Time 12:30 PM
Venue 191 Drayton Park

Take your time off studies or work and join us for a walk (30-45 min long) to Ecology Centre where you will be able to get advice on wildlife gardening and... more

Green Week - Coffee Cup Planting

Green Week - Coffee Cup Planting

Date 8 Mar 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue Main Courtyard, Holloway Road

It’s estimated that 2.5 billion “paper” coffee cups are being thrown away in the UK every year . That’s almost 5,000 a minute, or 7 million per day. Bring us your... more

Green Week - Stalls at the Junction

Green Week - Stalls at the Junction

Date 9 Mar 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road

Pop by and grab a freebie! Educational and hands on stalls from CBRE,  Electric Centre, Green London Met, Bilfinger Europa and Paper Round, Thames Water,  North London Waste Authority.                             XX052 more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 9 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

Swap Shop

Swap Shop

Date 9 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue Aldgate Campus

The Sustainability Team and the Students’ Union have teamed up to create a market where students and staff can bring their own items and exchange them for any other items... more

Green Week - Trip to Purfleet Waste Yard London Met staff/students only

Green Week - Trip to Purfleet Waste Yard London Met staff/students only

Date 10 Mar 2017
Time 10:15 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 world on a plate: How people, food & planet are linked – and why it matters

The world on a plate: How people, food & planet are linked – and why it matters

Date 10 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road
Tower Building, TM1-40

In this talk, Tara Garnett from the University of Oxford talks about food. She shows that the way we produce and distribute food, and what and how much we eat,... more

Green Week - Exchanging Places

Green Week - Exchanging Places

Date 10 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue Outside Tower Reception

These events allow people to sit in the driver's seat of a HGV or bus to get a better understanding of what the driver can and can’t see, especially in... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 16 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 23 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Road

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

Frontier - Volunteering opportunities abroad

Frontier - Volunteering opportunities abroad

Date 28 Mar 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

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

Frontier - Volunteering opportunities abroad

Frontier - Volunteering opportunities abroad

Date 4 Apr 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

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

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 13 Apr 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 27 Apr 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 11 May 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 25 May 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 8 Jun 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 22 Jun 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 6 Jul 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 20 Jul 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

Would you like to get involved in gardening and learn new skills, meet people and share your experience? London Met's Gardening Club invites all staff and students to get involved... more

Information for current staff and students

Latest sustainability news

Sustaining London Met’s green success

London Met’s annual Green Week will be held in March to raise environmental awareness and encourage staff and students to do their bit for the environment.

Rachel scoops top prize

Rachel Ward, London Metropolitan University’s Sustainability Manager, won Energy Institute Energy Manager of the Year last night.

Green Impact makes an Impact

The national Green Impact scheme was launched three months ago at the University.

Quintuple success for London Met

The University scooped up five sustainability awards this week.

London Met continues to soar at sustainability

The University has again been named among the best in the country for reducing carbon emissions.

London Met wins top award in local sustainability scheme

The University won a gold award in recognition of latest sustainability efforts.

Bees create a buzz at London Met

Two beehives have been installed at Holloway campus - and you can watch all the happenings live online.

London Met does even more to help the environment

London Met was ‘best in England’ for carbon reduction last year and now annual Green Week has been a resounding success

Student sculpture on display for London Met’s Green Week

BA Fine Art student Laura Marianna Peltonen’s statue is on show in the Green Met Lounge at the Holloway campus

Green Week is back and better than ever

Green Week 2016 launches with a trip to the Tower Building roof and Green Screen at the Rocket

London Met’s annual Green Week to be bigger and better than ever

With events such as going up to the tower building roof and Green Screen at the Rocket, this is a week not to be missed.

London Met goes even greener

It’s already the best university in the country for reducing carbon emissions, and now London Met unveils new solar panels.

Another success for London Met's green team

The University had been named a runner-up at last night's Green Gown Awards.

London Met wins public sector sustainability award

London Metropolitan University has won Best Energy Management Project at this year’s Public Sector Sustainability Awards.

Clean Air, Green Energy and London Met expertise

London Met wins £118k grant to develop intelligent software for electric taxis.

Latest sustainability awards

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2017

London Metropolitan University's Rachel Ward was crowned the Energy Institute Energy Manager of the Year at this years 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 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

PSS Awards Winner 2016 - Sustainability Manager of the Year – Rachel Ward.

Energy Institute Awards 2016

London Met won the Highly Commended Energy Champion category for Rachel Ward MEI, Sustainability Manager at the University.

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.

PSS Awards 2015 - Best Energy Management

Public Sector Sustainability Awards 2015 Winner - Most Sustainable Public Sector Project – Best Energy Management.

PSS Awards 2015 - Runner Up - Education

Public Sector Sustainability Awards 2015 - Runner Up - Most Sustainable Public Sector Organisation In Education.