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 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.
London Met rewilding project wins MIT prize
The project provides a vision of the role London can play as a model for cities worldwide in resetting our relationship with nature.
Becoming a hedgehog friendly campus
This Hedgehog Awareness Week, London Met is seeking Student Hedgehog Ambassadors to help promote a hedgehog friendly habitat at the University.
Virtual Green Week promotes practical action
Running from 15-19 March, Green Week will see a programme of talks on the practical actions everyone can take to improve the environment around us.
The nature of cities
Lecturer in Architecture and Sustainability Coordinator Siân Moxon spoke at the Nature of Cities Festival to promote urban rewilding.
Lessons for Cities Worldwide
The London Met Lab's proposed COP26 exhibit will highlight five approaches to the environment: research, teaching, student enterprise, partnerships and management.
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.
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.