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

Sustainability events

The Green Vault Artwork Competition

The Green Vault Artwork Competition

Date 18 Apr 2017
Time 11:30 AM
Venue 84 Moorgate

The competition is open until 14th May to all students enrolled in a London Metropolitan University degree programme. It will provide a unique opportunity to design, install and display a... more

Dr. Bike

Dr. Bike

Date 26 Apr 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike at Calcutta House entrance. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check! Please note - This workshop is for London Metropolitan University... more

Green Impact event - Welcome to Wellbeing

Green Impact event - Welcome to Wellbeing

Date 27 Apr 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue Holloway Road

As part of Green Impact, Towering Infernos (Green Impact Estates team) have decided to run wellbeing events during April that are funded by Green Impact scheme to continue the amazing... more

Time for Mindfulness

Time for Mindfulness

Date 27 Apr 2017
Time 11:45 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

As part of Green Impact, Towering Infernos (Green Impact Estates team) have decided to run wellbeing events during April that are funded by Green Impact scheme to continue the amazing... more

Bowel Cancer UK talk

Bowel Cancer UK talk

Date 27 Apr 2017
Time 2:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

As part of Green Impact, Towering Infernos (Green Impact Estates team) have decided to run wellbeing events during April that are funded by Green Impact scheme to continue the amazing... more

Time for Face of Stress talk

Time for Face of Stress talk

Date 27 Apr 2017
Time 3:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

As part of Green Impact, Towering Infernos (Green Impact Estates team) have decided to run wellbeing events during April that are funded by Green Impact scheme to continue the amazing... more

Dr. Bike

Dr. Bike

Date 3 May 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check! Please note - This workshop is for London Metropolitan University students and... more

Cycle Seminar

Cycle Seminar

Date 3 May 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue Tower Building

A TFL speaker will be talking about commuter cycling in London, cycle safety and skills building, accessing a bike, new cycling infrastructure, and myth busting.  Room TM1-47.   Please note - This seminar... more

Sustainable entrepreneurship talk

Sustainable entrepreneurship talk

Date 4 May 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue MG2-02

A speaker from 2worlds will deliver a workshop that aims to work with both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, to help turn their ideas whether big or small into a sustainable... more

Fair trade chocolate tasting

Fair trade chocolate tasting

Date 9 May 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue The Junction

EVENT EXCLUSIVELY FOR LONDON METROPOLITAN STAFF AND STUDENTS.  Are you a self-confessed chocoholic? The Sustainability Team and Students' Union will be hosting a finger-licking event, where you will be able to... more

Dr. Bike

Dr. Bike

Date 10 May 2017
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Free bike maintenance session to fix your bike for free at Calcutta house reception. We also offer free spinning voucher with every check! Please note - This workshop is for London... more

London Met Gardening Club

London Met Gardening Club

Date 11 May 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 25 May 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 8 Jun 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 22 Jun 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 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

North London’s greenest university to celebrate staff success

An internal awards ceremony will celebrate the achievements of those who took part in the inaugural Green Impact scheme.

How many coffee cups can you recycle?

London Met’s Moorgate campus will be home to the Square Mile yellow bins.

Fairtrade Fortnight launches at London Met

The University is taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight and all students and staff are encouraged to do their bit.

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.

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.