London Metropolitan University implemented a fun programme of events that got people talking about Green London Met. The activities covered a wide range of key sustainability projects including waste, water, biodiversity, food and energy. Events were easy to participate in and linked up to courses wherever possible.
The activities used the NUS’s Green Impact scheme to form a structure of events to encourage both staff and students to become more environmentally aware. Events ranged from growing strawberries and tending to our bees to designing windows.
London Metropolitan University has made significant in-roads to reducing its carbon footprint mainly through technological change. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of staff and students on what the University had achieved and empower them to make further change and create good habits that they would take into their new places of work upon graduation.
Top 3 learnings:
1 Some events might not work - don’t give up!
2 Try and link events to lectures - topics like sustainable entrepreneurship are popular.
3 Accept any opportunities to take part in other events so obtain a different audience.