London Met’s annual Green Week to be bigger and better than ever

With events such as going up to the tower building roof and Green Screen at the Rocket, this is a week not to be missed.

Date: 22 February 2016

Following the success of last year’s Green Week, this year’s promises to be bigger and better.

Green Week will run from 7–11 March with events running across the University as London Met raises awareness of climate issues and promotes sustainability. For the whole week The Rocket will be offering Climate Cocktails.

All activities have been organised by the sustainability team in London Met’s Estates office. Their recent work has seen the University win runner up in the Green Gown Awards who recognise sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges. The team have also been installing solar panels on the roof of the Science Centre and were recognised at the recent staff awards for their excellent work.

The sustainability team have organised two trips to the top of of the Tower Building where you can see the installed solar panels and get views across London. Visits have been organised for 9 and 10 March and you can book your place through eventbrite.

Last year the Students Union hosted the Tower Run which challenged staff and students to run up the 13 floors of the Tower Building in 3 minutes or less. The 2015 Tower Run raised £1,200 for Amnesty International and was completed by Xavier Munoz Perez in just one minute and two seconds.

This year the Students’ Union are taking on the challenge to raise money for ChildReach International, the SU’s nominated charity for this year.

Other Green Week events include a visit to the Gillespie Park nature reserve, Dr Bike, where staff and students can get their bicycle serviced for free and pop up stalls where you can learn how you can help the environment.

You can find out more information on the sustainability’s twitter page by clicking here.

Green week will take place at Holloway, Aldgate and Moorgate campuses starting 7 March