Challenge Champions: 3 questions with Zanda Pipira

Date: 16 September 2020

What is one of the most important challenges your area faces?

One of the most important challenges our area faces is a global climate crisis with its own underlying challenges such as air and noise pollution, poor infrastructure, lack of green spaces and low recycling rates to name a few.

Why did you want to get involved with the London Met Labs?

As a sustainability professional who works at the University to drive forward it’s environmental agenda I’m pleased to be involved as a Challenge Champion and support University’s and wider London’s Environmental Strategy to address the climate crisis in our own city and community.

As a community, we can give back to our city as well as to the local areas we live in through education about the impact of climate change on the environment and through engagement - changing people’s behaviour for a sustainable future.

What makes you hopeful about the environment and sustainability?

We are really proud of what we've achieved at London Met such as reducing our carbon emissions by 72% since 2009, installed solar panels for renewable energy, developed CSR and Sustainability MSc course, increased our biodiversity by opening two rooftop gardens and installing beehives and so many of our students and staff have contributed to our success. But more than ever before, we need to continue to come together to drive collective change through our green initiatives, volunteering and being involved with our community to make a long-lasting and sustainable impact on the environment and our future.