Sustainability at London Met
London Met is committed to continually reducing its environmental impact and using resources in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way. We recognise our role in leading carbon reduction through the management of our University and through education, research and our wider role within society.
Minimising our environmental impact not only delivers benefits for our institution, but also for the local community and wider society.
We're proud of our environmental achievements to date, which include reducing our carbon footprint by 72% during 2018-19 from a 2009 baseline figure and meeting our 2020 target four years early. We are keen to expand on this success and are currently setting new targets.
Latest sustainability news
London Met achieves Fairtrade University status
London Met is one of 12 UK universities to receive the accreditation.
Rewild My Street makes London Wildlife Trust pledge
Siân Moxon, founder of Rewild My Street, will issue a new image every day in June to help the public transform their urban environments.
Bird's eye view
London Met welcomes three falcon chicks to their rooftop nest, which can be seen from the University’s live-streamed Falcon Cam.
Extended degree students create powerful TV show on climate change
‘Climate Change: Time to Change’ focuses on what the University and the creative industries can do to fight climate change.
London Met rooftop gardens recognised in Sustainability Awards
Zanda Pipira was named Islington’s Sustainability Champion for her role in enhancing biodiversity in the borough through a rooftop garden project.
Urban wildlife in the age of coronavirus
Siân Moxon, senior lecturer and sustainability coordinator at The Cass, discusses how human relationships with nature and wildlife may change through isolation measures.
Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight
From 24 February - 8 March, a range of events and activities will shed light on cocoa, the role of women farmers, and the importance of a living income for everyone.
Vegan lifestyle: not about being trendy but about our survival
Nikos Papanikolaou, a second-year Journalism BA student, reports on an event which delved into fashion being environmentally sustainable.
Rewild My Street releases wildlife guide for National Park City
The free 'Wild Makeover Guide', with five beautifully illustrated activities, helps you to start greening your home
Peregrine Falcon chicks spotted on London Met’s Holloway Road building
Three baby Peregrine Falcons have been spotted living up in the heights of the Tower Building.
Rewild My Street shortlisted for Sustainable City Awards
Siân Moxon, senior lecturer and sustainability coordinator at The Cass, garners another big achievement for her campaign
Dr Sam Idowu announced as Editor-In-Chief for leading academic research publication
Published by Springer Palgrave Macmillan, the six-volume encyclopaedia will bring together leading global academic research addressing Sustainable Management.
Introducing the Jolly Green Giants to Green Impact
From taking part in the pedometer challenge to cutting down on plastic consumption, the Jolly Green Giants have thrown their all into the 2019 Green Impact programme.
Senior London Met academic named as one of the world's top CSR Leaders
Dr Samuel O Idowu has been named on the '101 Most Impactful Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders' list.
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.