University students are seen as the champions of climate change.
Date: 8 November 2021
An annual study conducted by Uswitch, which seeks to find out which universities are leading the way in terms of green initiatives and renewable energy, has found London Met to be among the most environmentally-friendly universities in the country.
According to statistics collected by Uswitch, 91% of university students are “fairly or very concerned” about climate breakdown, and a further 80% want their institution to be doing more on sustainable development.
London Met scored positively in the three requirements needed to be considered a leader in sustainability, which involved London Met explaining their eco-friendly initiatives and renewable installations on campus, by:
- installing two beehives on the roof;
- introducing the Green Impact programme to staff at London Met;
- developing roof gardens;
- installing 3,170 LED lights across the campus;
- installing 221 solar panels on the roof.
Matthew Brewster, Director of Estates, said: “This external recognition of our renewable energy work is testament to all those who have contributed or directly helped to achieve our environmental goals and targets. Given the current focus on climate change the world over, I’m proud that London Met is considered a top tier university.
“We are currently developing a new Carbon and Environmental Management Plan and I'm excited about how much more we want to achieve in this crucial area over the next few years. ”