Events

November Events

Find out all about sustainability at the University during our Sustainability Week.

When: From 29 October to 2 November
Where: The Junction, Holloway Campus
Each day we will deliver a different sustainability topic for you to explore more at our stalls such as travel, recycling, energy saving, wellbeing and Fairtrade.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the environment and what you can do to reduce the University's environmental impact. There will be a chance to make a pledge to begin thinking about environmentally friendly lifestyle changes.

Sustainability Pub Quiz

When: 1 November, 5-6pm

Where: The Rocket Bar

Please join us during Sustainability Week for a sustainability themed pub quiz at The Rocket!

Answer all questions correctly and win a prize from the Sustainability Team. We look forward to seeing you there! Book your free ticket here.

Informative stall on Recycling

When: 22 November, 12-2pm
Where: Goulston street reception

Learn more about the recycling at London Met and what you can do to reduce the University's environmental impact.
For more information visit Sustainability at London Met.

Autumn walk to Gillespie Park, Islington Ecology Center

When: 14 November, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Meet the Sustainability Team at Tower Building reception from 12:25-12:30 to begin the walk. 

Plastic Free Day

When: 2 November, all day

When: The Junction

The Junction will go plastic free on 2 November! See the difference one day can make in reducing single use plastics!

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

When: 8 November, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Holloway Road reception

When: 21 November, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

All staff welcome to join Green Impact

Improve your health and well-being and connect with other staff across the University by joining Green Impact programme.
Our first support event in a short talk about top tips on improving your office and make it more environmentally friendly! Light refreshments will be provided!

Green Impact talk- Improving environment in your office

Where: Holloway Road, TMG-61
When: 15 November, 1-2pm

If you have not registered your office, you can do it here - http://www.greenimpact.org.uk/londonmet 

January - Spotlight on Health and Wellbeing

This month Sustainability team together with Sports and Recreation team is focusing on student and staff Health and Wellbeing! 

Visit our stalls 11-2pm to find out more:

16 January, The Junction

17 January, Goulston street

24 January, Moorgate Hub

Dr. Bike maintenance sessions will take place between 12-2pm on the following dates:

10 January, Calcutta House

17 January, Calcutta House

18 January, Holloway Road

23 January, Holloway Road

24 January, Calcutta House

31 January, Holloway Road

Free Santander Cycle vouchers available again!

Email us at sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk to get your free Santander Voucher code and cycle for free up to 24h in London!

Guided walks

Explore Highbury! Monday and Wednesday, 1pm, a 30-minute brisk walk. Meet outside the Science Centre (Holloway campus).

Develop an active lifestyle at London Met

At London Metropolitan University we have excellent facilities to help you keep active and get fit.

Visit Sport and Fitness pages for more information and fitness classes.

Spotlight on food and Fairtrade - February 2018

Visit our stalls to find out more about Fairtrade and Fairtrade products available at our cafes. Find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight and win chocolates in our quiz!

Visit our stalls 11-2pm to find out more:

28 February, The Junction
1 March, Goulston Street 
 
Dr. Bike maintenance sessions will take place between 12-2pm on the following dates:
 
13 February, Holloway Road
21 February, Calcutta House
27 February, Calcutta House

Annual Green Week - March 2018

Annual Green Week will take place from 12-16 March! 

View full events programme  - Green Week programme 2018 

Book events on our sustainability page.

Fairtrade wine tasting 

Learn more about Fairtrade and how to taste wine in our Fairtrade Fortnight wine tasting event.
 
16 March, The Rocket, 5 - 6.30pm
 
Tickets cost £2 and will contribute towards charity ''Mind Yourself''. Book your ticket via Eventbrite.
 

Earth Hour 

Join us on 24 March 2018, 8:30PM, wherever you are in the world!

We love this planet and everything that lives upon it. Join us and, together, let's spark never-before-had conversations on nature and the unique diversity of life we share our home with!

What better way to celebrate than with the electrifying energy of Earth Hour as it sweeps across the planet? Remember to switch off in solidarity with global efforts to secure nature and our home: 24 March, 8:30pm your time. It's time to #Connect2Earth.

Read more on Earth Hour.

April - Spotlight on Biodiversity

The Blue Planet 

Every Monday at The Rocket 5-6pm

Come and immerse yourself in the aquatic surroundings of the award-winning series, The Blue Planet, presented in a sustainability -inspired cinema style Rocket back room. Documentary screening is organised by The Rocket Venue team!

Coffee cup planting and design workshops

Every Friday, 12-2pm in T2-05 open space

Come along to plant chilies and edible flowers during lunch hour! You can also decorate your coffee cup!

Fix Your Bike workshop

24th and 27th April, 12-2pm, Tower Building Main Courtyard.

This course is a four-hour session divided into 2 two hour sessions. 

The course covers - cleaning, lubrication, punctures, fitting and adjustment, gears and brakes. Each person participating in the course needs to bring their own bike, or two can share one bike. We do not supply the bikes for the course.

This is great for teambuilding and will be super beneficial for students and staff who are gearing up to start cycling in the Spring.

Please note: Everyone with bikes need to be at 12pm by the gate at the Rollit Street (there will be no access via main reception, please be on time). Dress appropriately according to the weather outside as workshop takes place in the Tower Building Main Courtyard.

Email sustainability@londonmet.ac.uk to book your free space now or visit our Eventbrite page.

 

May Events

Dr. Bike sessions, 12-2pm

Holloway Road, outside Tower Building reception, 16 May

Calcutta House, outside Calcutta House reception, 8 May
 
Frontier talk - Volunteering opportunities abroad 
3 May, 12- 1pm, Holloway Road, Room TMG-78

Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering NGO that runs over 350 conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries across the world.

In this talk, you will be able to explore volunteering opportunities, benefits, qualifications and how to get involved!

Book your free space via Eventbrite.

Fairtrade chocolate tasting 
10 May, 2-3pm, The Rocket backroom
Are you a self-confessed chocoholic? Green Society, Sustainability Team, and Students' Union will be hosting a finger-licking event, where you will be able to taste lots of chocolate, learn more about Fairtrade and what the University is doing about it! 
 
Book your free space via Eventbrite.
 
Green Impact Awards 2018
25 May, 12-2pm, BELG 13/14
Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme that brings together staff and students across the University to play an active role in improving the sustainable practices of their office or department.

Throughout the year teams were encouraged to change their day-to-day behaviour and to cut their carbon footprint by taking part in projects and implementing practical actions. 
We have 112 staff across the University who actively took a part in this programme and sustainability team will run Awards Ceremony and we would like to invite Everyone who worked so hard this academic year to celebrate your commitment to the sustainability at the University.

There will be lunch, photos, and networking!

Book your free space via Eventbrite.

June Events

Plastic Free Day

5th June, the Junction, Holloway Road campus

Do your bit for environment and skip plastic to reduce our plastic footprint. That means we don’t buy anything that is made of plastic or contains plastic. We also don’t use anything made of plastic that we have to throw away after using it. So no bananas wrapped in plastic, no plastic bags, no take-away coffee in plastic cups and so on!

Join the Junction outlet to be Plastic-Free - They will use crockery and cutlery rather than disposables. They also will glass bottles for drinks rather than plastic!

How to make a change - scroll down to Action Areas to find out how to start to live plastic free!!

Don’t forget to use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatPlasticPollution when you talk about this event on social media.

World Environment Day 

5th June

World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. 

The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution. Join the global game of #BeatPlasticPollution tag! 

Gardening Club

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Garden is located next to BP3-25. It is in the Green Zone and easy to access via Roding Building. There is a narrow staircase that leads up to the garden!

No need to book, just pop by!

July Events

Gardening Club

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. Garden is located next to BP3-25. It is in the Green Zone and easy to access via Roding Building. There is a narrow staircase that leads up to the garden!

No need to book, just pop by!

Garden Book Club

Where: Holloway Road roof garden - meet outside of room BP3-25 GreenZone.
When: 18 July, 1-2pm

Join us for a calming lunchtime of reading on the Holloway campus roof garden.  Feel free to bring a lunch and any book of your liking.

You will be able to swap books too!

The Importance of Gardening

Where: Holloway Road roof garden -meet outside of room BP3-25 GreenZone.
When: 25 July, 1-2pm

Discuss the importance of gardening for the development of children on our rooftop garden at Holloway Road campus.

We will be talking about how to involve children in gardening and providing basic nutrition education to take home and share with your families.

October Events

World Food Day

When: 16 October, 11-2pm

Where: The Junction, Holloway Campus

Take action for zero hunger and join us on World Food Day by stopping at the Junction to learn more about the food waste and sustainable food processes. The North London Waste Authority will be at London Met to provide information on the prevention of food waste. We look forward to seeing you there!

Free Dr Bike maintenance session

When: 17 October, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

Informative Travel stall

Where: Goulston Street, City Campus
When: 17 October, 11-2pm

Where: The Junction, Holloway Campus
When: 29 October, 11-2pm

September events

Visit London Met Bees

London Met is home to 40,000 bees who live on top of the Rocket building at the Holloway campus as part of the University's sustainability programme. 

Students and staff are invited to find out more about our bees and how to look after them. 
When: 26 September, 12pm
Where: Meet in Rocket reception 5 mins before event starts.

Please book your free place on Eventbrite.

Green Impact event

Looking to find out what Green Impact is all about? Attend our Green Impact launch events in September to learn more about the programme and how to involve your department! Light refreshments will be provided.

When: 26 September, 12-1pm with a tour to the Holloway Road Roof Garden
Where: Holloway Road, Green Zone, BP3-22

When: 27 September, 1-2pm with a tour to the Calcutta House Roof Garden
Where: Calcutta House, CM4-18

Use #GreenImpact and @greenlondonmet to tweet about the events!

Gardening Club

Visit our roof garden in one of our last Gardening Club sessions this year.
When: 19 and 26 September
Where:  The roof garden access is next to BP3-25 where we will meet. 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.

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