London Met wins top award in local sustainability scheme

The University won a gold award in recognition of latest sustainability efforts.
Date: 1 July 2016

London Met won Gold at last night's Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership awards.

The Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership is a scheme run by Islington Council which advocates learning and sharing between energy professionals across Islington. It provides advice as well as a networking opportunity and encourages organisations to get involved in local community projects.

"We are really proud to have won a gold award from Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership,” said Rachel Ward, Sustainability Manager at London Met.

“It is a great recognition of not only our sustainability work but the work we have undertaken to encourage staff, students, suppliers and our local community to become greener.”

The award comes as the latest in London Met’s Green Team’s successes which include bringing 40,000 bees to the University to produce our own branded honey, installing LED lights across the Holloway campus, introducing an electric mail van for deliveries between campuses and planting a roof garden at the Holloway campus.

“It has been and continues to be a great pleasure to be part of a team of like-minded individuals who strive to do the best they can for the staff and students of the University, and our neighbours in Islington” said Jim Quinn, Building Infrastructure and Maintenance Manager.

“The Green Team has some key members but we really benefit from the work of others who get involved as and when they can so there are always new ideas to be shared. Receiving the ISEP Gold Award is very rewarding that keeps the team motivated.”

The University recently saw a 169% improvement in this year’s NUS Green Impact Award. The auditor commented that he was particularly impressed with London Met’s Green Week describing it as “the first event of its kind.”

You can keep up to date with the Green Team at @GreenLondonMet or by subscribing to their monthly newsletter by emailing sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk.