Sustaining London Met’s green success

London Met’s annual Green Week will be held in March to raise environmental awareness and encourage staff and students to do their bit for the environment.

Date: 22 February 2017

The annual Green Week at London Metropolitan University will kick off on 6 March.

With activities including a photography competition and Fairtrade wine tasting, this is a week not to be missed.

Zanda Pipira, Sustainability Assistant at London Met, said: “Green Week is an important part of the Sustainability Team’s agenda at London Met. For us, it is important to include all areas of the University to raise awareness of sustainability in a fun and engaging manner.”

There will also be a series of sustainability talks on offer, which cover fashion sustainability, entrepreneurship and a talk about food and the planet.

Making another appearance at Green Week will be the ever-popular activities including Battle of the Bins, a visit to the Tower roof to admire the stunning view of London and an opportunity to meet the London Met bees. Dr Bike will also be tending to staff and students’ bikes on 6 and 8 March.

This year we are excited to show you where our waste goes after you have disposed of it at London Met by joining us and our waste contractor Paper Round for a trip to our waste management facility in Purfleet.

To get students more involved in planting and growing their own vegetables and herbs, we will be planting edible seeds in re-used paper coffee cups.

All activities have been organised by the Sustainability Team, who are based in London Met’s Estates office. Their work has resulted in the team winning an accolade of awards including; Most Sustainable Public Sector Organisation in England, Gold Award in Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership, and Rachel Ward, Sustainability Manger, recently won Energy Manager of the Year at the 2017 Edie Awards.

A full list of the Green Week events on offer can be viewed on the London Met Sustainability page.

Green Week will take place at the Holloway, Aldgate and Moorgate campuses starting 6 March.

All events are free can be booked on the Sustainability page.