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About the Climate Justices Society:

You're in the right place if you care for the environment and social issues while meeting new, interesting people.

As you read this, countless trees are being felled, oceans polluted and hundreds of thousands of animals killed. Our goal is to raise awareness inside and outside the University about these issues we face. We want to involve as many people as possible and learn and improve together towards a more sustainable future. Everyone is affected, so they should be aware of the consequences!

What we do: 

  • Weekly meetings to discuss relevant environmental and social topics.
  • Meet up and visit climate-relevant places
  • Online events and guest speakers
  • Encourage each other to become more environmentally aware
  • Live debates
  • Participate in demonstrations

Come and join us to create greener days here at the University. Everyone is welcome! You can contact the society via email or Instagram.

Here are some of the benefits of running a society:
  • Add value to your CV
  • Make new friends
  • Gain new skills
  • Develop your confidence
  • Do something you are passionate about
  • Networking opportunity
  • Give something back
  • Put on event
  • Gain recognition – have your society officer name appear on the degree transcript (eg certificate and awards)

Join the Vegan Society for Vegans, Vegetarians and the Vegan curious. Together for animals, health, peace and a thriving planet.

Get involved, meet like-minded others, share recipes, get your questions answered and make a difference.
To join the society, visit Students' Union webpage or contact them on social media - Twitter and Instagram.

We have a roof garden at the Holloway Road campus and we have planted various edible plants such as varieties of mint, rosemary, beans and salad. If you are interested, get in touch with the Sustainability Team by emailing us at sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk and we will let you know how to get involved.

Where is the garden?

Our garden is located next to room BP3-25. It is in the Green Zone and easy to access via the Roding building. There is a narrow staircase that leads up to the garden.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, from 10am - 3pm

Covid-19 UPDATE: Please note that the University garden is closed from Friday 20 March 2020 at 5pm, including Gardening Club, until further notice.

Roof Garden Holloway Road Campus

 

Hedgehog Friendly Campus is a national accreditation scheme funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, helping universities create safer environments for hedgehogs on and around their campus.

Our University takes part in the programme to make impactful changes for hedgehogs as well as improve our campus environment for other species.

Watch this short video about the project:

Through the programme, we are supporting this native species which is currently in severe decline and providing a suitable environment for other species like bees, birds and butterflies. Actions include communicating the issues, completing hedgehog surveys and improving green spaces for hedgehogs as well as writing blogs, and promoting the programme on Social Media.

Would you like to be part of this project?

We are looking for Student Hedgehog Ambassadors to join the Working Group. You'll be helping to make decisions about how the campaign is run and getting stuck in to make Hedgehog Friendly Campus a reality at your university. We're looking for students who can commit around 2 hours per month to the campaign.

Ambassadors receive a free starter pack, logo, certificate and CV reference from Hedgehog Friendly Campus and get access to free training sessions and talks. Email info@hedgehogfriendlycampus.co.uk to apply.

Watch short video about how you can get involved in the project:

 

If you would like to join the Environmental Sustainability Management Team please contact the Sustainability team. Meeting dates are available on our events calendar.

About joining ESMT:

We meet around four to six times per year. The main purpose of the group is to develop and implement ideas to help reduce the environmental impact of the University. Over the last few years, we have been implementing the University's carbon management plan to meet the reduction targets. but now we would like to expand the group and look at other ideas. 

If there is a certain interest you have such as increasing recycling, cycling, biodiversity, food, community involvement in environmental projects, etc, then we would look at that. It's also a forum where you can raise issues that you might have seen across the University. Contact us sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk if you would like to take part. We currently hold online meetings.

A Fairtrade Steering Group is established with representatives from the student body, University staff, and catering or procurement department.

The purpose of the group is to drive forward and maintain Fairtrade University status. We currently have a Fairtrade University 1 Star Award!

The University Fairtrade Steering Group meets at least three times per year to monitor and report improvements during The Environment Sustainability Management Team (ESMT) meetings to ensure implementation and review of the policy, campaigns, merchandise and produce.

If you would like to be part of the University's Fairtrade Steering Group to ensure our Fairtrade Policy is implemented, email sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk.

You can also read more about current Fairtrade University work.

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) aims to inspire, promote and support change towards best practice sustainability within the operations, curriculum and research of the UK tertiary education sector.

As the sustainability champion for universities and colleges in the UK, it's run by members, for its members, to drive sustainability to the heart of further and higher education. As a proud Member of the EAUC, all of our staff (including staff in Student Unions) and students have unlimited access to resources, unrivalled knowledge, and developmental and networking opportunities.

The profile of the EAUC Membership base covers all areas of an institution's focus from procurement, travel and energy, to student and community engagement and the curriculum. With 3,000 individual Members, EAUC Membership truly offers something for everyone.

Membership also offers free access to Learning in Future Environments (LiFE). LiFE is a planning and self-assessment tool specifically for universities to improve social responsibility and environmental performance through a whole institution approach. LiFE systematically guides you through the design, planning and delivery of your strategic sustainability activities.

How will it benefit you?

This access is aimed for those with a real interest in sustainability issues, such as:

  • Learners with an academic interest in sustainability or environmental studies
  • Students who are engaged in sustainability through their student union, as a green champion or an active member of an institution’s own sustainability project.
  • Staff and students who wish to learn more about the EAUC to help your professional development and to support our institution to embed sustainability even further into our operations. 

This access will sit under our existing EAUC Membership, so you can register and benefit from all the resources they offer at no cost to you. The EAUC offers Members a wide range of unrivalled sustainability resources, courses and events at discounted rates, online learning and webinars, tailored information and sustainability news, and even a certificate of Membership.

For a full list of EAUC benefits and services, visit EAUC Membership Benefits.

How to sign up

To take advantage of our existing Membership, create a free EAUC account by registering on the website using your institutional email address –simply select our institution in the drop-down box. You will then have access to all Member-only resources, discounts and services! Please do pass this onto any colleagues and students who you think could also benefit from our EAUC Membership.

Together we’re stronger

Sustainability is a key issue for all organisations today, whether in the private or public sector and in whatever your chosen career path may be. Here at London Metropolitan University, we want to encourage you to take advantage of this free resource. Not only will it help you with your current studies or engagement with sustainability, but it will also help prepare you for your future in the workplace. London Metropolitan University is a community, and we all have a role to play in sustainability. By taking advantage of our EAUC Membership, staff and students can work alongside each other making us stronger together!

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