London Met is committed to continually reducing its environmental impact and using resources in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way. We recognise our role in leading carbon reduction through the management of our University and through education, research and our wider role within society.
Minimising our environmental impact not only delivers benefits for our institution, but also for the local community and wider society.
We're proud of our environmental achievements to date, which include reducing our carbon footprint by 78% during 2019-20 from a 2009 baseline figure and meeting our 2020 target four years early. We are keen to expand on this success and are currently setting new targets.
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
Fairtrade Fortnight, 22 February - 7 March
This year Fairtrade Fortnight highlights the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with.
To celebrate the Fairtrade Fortnight, the Sustainability Team have partnerd with the local Fairtrade Steering Group from Tower Hamlets to talk about Fairtrade work in the University, wider community and how students can get involved.
Green Week, 15 - 19 March
Over the five days, our Sustainability Team will deliver a range of lunchtime sustainability talks with partners from Paper Round, SOS-UK, Rewild My Street, The Conservation Volunteers, The Octopus Community Network, plus students and staff. Join the events to learn about what practical actions you can take to improve the environment around you and others.
Book your free ticket for Fairtrade Fortnight and Green Week below.
Latest sustainability news
Fairtrade Fortnight - 'Climate, Fairtrade and You'
Taking place from 22 February - 7 March, Fairtrade Fortnight offers students and staff the chance to learn more about Fairtrade and get involved in community action.
I'm dreaming of a green Christmas
After a challenging year, we all deserve a break this Christmas, argues Siân Moxon, but let's make sure we give the planet one too.
Architecture department to plant hundreds of trees to promote sustainable design
The project will create 100 metres of hedge for the important tasks of providing food and shelter for wildlife, addressing carbon emissions, air quality and biodiversity loss.
Greening London: celebrating the capital's first anniversary as National Park City
Rewild My Street, the design-led campaign led by London Met’s Siân Moxon, was showcased in the celebrations.
London Met student makes it to semi-final of Mayor’s competition
We hear from Architecture graduate Simon Mélizan about his experience of entering The Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.
Green Impact Awards 2019/2020
The annual Green Impact scheme, now in its fourth year, came to its finale during a live-stream presentation showcasing this year’s award winners.
London Met achieves Fairtrade University status
London Met is one of 12 UK universities to receive the accreditation.
Rewild My Street makes London Wildlife Trust pledge
Siân Moxon, founder of Rewild My Street, will issue a new image every day in June to help the public transform their urban environments.
Bird's eye view
London Met welcomes three falcon chicks to their rooftop nest, which can be seen from the University’s live-streamed Falcon Cam.
Extended degree students create powerful TV show on climate change
‘Climate Change: Time to Change’ focuses on what the University and the creative industries can do to fight climate change.
London Met rooftop gardens recognised in Sustainability Awards
Zanda Pipira was named Islington’s Sustainability Champion for her role in enhancing biodiversity in the borough through a rooftop garden project.
Urban wildlife in the age of coronavirus
Siân Moxon, senior lecturer and sustainability coordinator at The Cass, discusses how human relationships with nature and wildlife may change through isolation measures.
Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight
From 24 February - 8 March, a range of events and activities will shed light on cocoa, the role of women farmers, and the importance of a living income for everyone.
Vegan lifestyle: not about being trendy but about our survival
Nikos Papanikolaou, a second-year Journalism BA student, reports on an event which delved into fashion being environmentally sustainable.
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.