University's environmental improvements are achieved by developing excellent working relationships with the infrastructure, projects and IT teams, implementing energy projects and creating a programme of behaviour change.
By developing new initiatives and continuous collaborative work between students, staff and our key stakeholders London Met has reduced its carbon footprint by 78% during 2019-20 from a 2009 baseline figure and met the 2020 target four years early.
This year University is setting new and ambitious targets to reduce our impact on the environment even further by developing a new Carbon and Environment Management Plan.
Get in touch with the sustainability team
If you'd like to get involved or seek our support, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Contact: Zanda Pipira, Sustainability Officer
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 3307
Latest sustainability news
London Met supports UUK Climate Action campaign
The campaign highlights the vital role universities play in addressing climate concerns, helping students find climate-positive careers, and leading research on environmental change.
London Met academic chooses top books on sustainable design
Architect, academic and rewilding expert Sian Moxon is also the author of Sustainability in Interior Design, which highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work.
Students collaborate with industry on sustainable construction project
Architecture students worked with Wikihouse, who aim to transform methods of building to produce healthy, high-performance, zero-carbon, zero-waste homes and neighbourhoods.
London Met students design new Pavilion for the National Forest
The winning design will be built next month by students from a local construction college, and used as an exhibition space about climate change.
London Met shows biggest carbon reduction out of all UK universities
A sustainability league table by People and Planet shows the University to have reduced its carbon emissions by 80% since 2005-06.
Siân Moxon, senior lecturer, sustainability coordinator, and environment lead for London Met Lab, offers her advice on feeling positive about the future of the planet.
Ecological Dialogues: Sustainable Communities and the Question of Nature
New talks series from the London Met Lab explores some of the biggest environmental challenges facing the world today.
London Met commended for sustainability in Renewable University Report 2021
University students are seen as the champions of climate change.
Hundreds of trees to be planted by London Met community
Students and staff will plant a range of tree species as part of the annual event at Mudchute City Farm to promote sustainability and biodiversity.
HomeGrownHouse: London Met housing project to be highlighted at COP26
A research project led by London Met’s George Fereday which offers sustainable, low-cost solutions to UK construction, will be showcased at the major climate conference COP26.
Campaign launched to encourage 'bio-blitz'
The campaign encourages citizens to find as many species of animals, plants and fungi in their outdoor space as they can in one day.
The ecological benefits of green walls
Architect, designer and founder of urban rewilding campaign Rewild My Street Sian Moxon explains why green walls are one way to mitigate environmental problems and improve biodiversity.
London Met highlighted in COP26 Universities Network
The University has been recognised for the role of its academic research and sustainability strategy in driving a zero-carbon future.
Abundant Green Networks: Reimagining our Urban Space
London Met rewilding expert to take part in panel to help cities go greener and healthier, by going pesticide-free.
Latest sustainability awards
Camden and Islington Sustainability Awards 2019
Zanda Pipira, Sustainability Assistant, London Metropolitan University, was awarded the Islington Sustainability Champion for managing a local rooftop garden initiative.
Green Apple Awards 2018
The University won the 2018 Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice for its efforts to reduce food waste at the prestigious annual Green Apple Environment 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.
Energy Institute Awards 2017
Winner of the Efficiency Award. Our Lighting Up London Met project involved 3,170 LEDs, 221 PV panels and 914 windows to improve light quality and utilise sunlight to generate energy.
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 won the 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.