What's on this month

Students learning how to recycle at The Junction awareness stall.

Meet your Sustainability Team at Freshers Fair 2019

When: 3 and 4 October

Where: The Great Hall and The Wash Houses

 

Gardening Club (last sessions)

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.

No need to book, just pop by!

When: 9 and 30 October, 1pm

Where: Holloway Road Roof Garden

 

Meet Sustainability Team at the World Mantal Health Day event

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide prevention.

Meet your Sustainability Team and other Green Impact participants at The Junction to talk about how you can get involved in the Green Impact staff engagement programme and learn more about wellbeing aspects of the programme. You will also have a chance to learn about all of our green spaces and how to access them.

You can read more about the programme on Green Impact page.

When: 10 October, 10-2pm
Where: The Junction

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

At our Dr Bike sessions, experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike, including the wheels, brakes, gears, tyre pressure, lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end of the session, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

Where: Outside Tower Building reception
When: 15 October, 12-2pm

Where: Outside Goulston Street reception
When: 8 and 23 October, 12-2pm

 

EAUC London Regional Meeting

When: 15 October, 9-12.30pm

Where: BEL1-09 Avocor classroom, green zone, Holloway Road

 

Volunteering Fair - sustainability volunteers needed!

When: 16 October, 12-2pm

Where: Holloway, Road TBC

We are looking for passionate students to volunteer with us throughout the year!

  • Green Impact Project Assistants
  • Digital Media (Graphic Design) volunteers
  • Social Media and Communications ambassadors

Meet us at the Volunteering Fair to find out more about how you can get involved! Read further information about volunteering opportunities.

 

Green Ambassador training 

When: 21 October, 10-11am

Where: Holloway Road, BR2-08, Green Zone

 

Green Ambassadors on Campus!

When: 21-24 October, 11-2pm

Where:The Junction, Blue Met Lounge and The Atrium

Green Ambassadors will take their knowledge and enthusiasm for sustainability and recycling out and about in The Junction, Blue Met Lounge and The Atrium! Any questions about recycling? Green Ambassadors will help you!

 

Recycling Awareness stand (Holloway campus)

When: 22 October, 11-2pm

Where: The Junction

In October we focus on recycling at the University and our awareness stand will focus on how to recycle at London Met, what kind of bins we provide for recycling and what students and staff can do to help us. You also will have a chance to play mini MRF and win prizes!
Green Ambassadors will also patrol the area to raise awareness about recycling too.

 

Recycling Awareness stand (Aldgate Campus)

When: 24 October, 11-2pm

Where: The Atrium

Our second recycling awareness stand focus will be textile recycling and coffee cup recycling with a chance to play coffee pong! Green Ambassador will also patrol the area at The Atrium to raise awareness about recycling!

 

Green Impact Project Assistant training day

When: 23 October, 11.30-2.30pm

Where: Holloway Road, room TBC

 

Plastic Free Day

To cut down on plastic consumption, join Plastic Free awareness day.
When:
 31 October, 10-3pm

Where: The Junction and The Atrium

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

At our Dr Bike sessions, experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike, including the wheels, brakes, gears, tyre pressure, lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end of the session, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

Where: Outside Tower Building reception
When: 12 November, 12-2pm

Where: Outside Goulston Street reception
When: 20 November, 12-2pm

Environmental Sustainability Management Team meeting

Where: Aldgate Campus TBC

When: 19 November, 3.30-4.15pm

 

The Big Christmas Switch Off campaign

Where: Across the University

When: 16-20 December

 

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

24 and 27 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 

5 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.

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 

December Events

Informative stall on Energy savings

When: 10 December 12-2pm
Where: 
The Junction

When: 12 December, 12-2pm
Where: 
Goulston Street reception 

The Big Switch Off Campaign

When: 17 - 21 December

Where: across the University

Christmas Fairtrade Bake Off

When: 11 December, 12-2pm
Where: 
The Rocket

The Sustainability Team invites you all to bake a cake for charity this Christmas.

We would like you to take part! Please complete an entry form by 6 December 2018
ENTRY FORM - https://goo.gl/forms/sMRJTxotaX44HPXf1

The event will take place on Wednesday, 11 December, The Rocket Bar, 12.00, judging at 13:30 followed by cake sale.

Rules:

• All cakes must be made by the entrant and cannot be pre-bought
• All cakes must have a minimum of two Fairtrade ingredients
• Any allergens contained must be displayed next to the cake

Prizes:
There will be two prizes, one for decoration and one for taste! All cakes will be sold for £1 per slice after the event to raise money for the Islington Food Bank.

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

When: 4 December, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Holloway Road reception

When: 5 December, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

January events

 
Join the Sustainability Team to talk about Green Impact and wellbeing. We will talk about how to achieve Green Points through Bronze, Silver and Gold wellbeing criteria!

When: 18 January, 1-2pm
Where: Goulston Street, GSG-18a
 

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

When: 22 January, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Holloway Road reception

When: 23 January, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

 

Plastic Free Day

When: 25 January, all day

Where: The Junction and The Atrium.

We invite you to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution in our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health.

Feeling inspired? Download the free ''Living without single-use plastic'' guide and start to take action!

 

Free stationery at The Junction

When: 29 and 30 January, 9-5pm
Where: The Junction

Academic Business Administration Green Impact team EverGreens will be running a 2 day long stationery amnesty at The Junction where students and staff will be able to take away and reuse unwanted stationery.
Estates Green Impact team Eco-states also have helped out and donated unwanted stationery that has been rescued during the staff office movies!

Guided walks

Go for a walk and explore Highbury!

When: Every Wednesday, 1-2pm

Where: Meet outside the Science Centre (Holloway campus)

February events

 

The impact Fairtrade Fortnight has in making trade fairer depends on people across the UK getting involved, so we need you to spread the message: She Deserves a Living Income.

This year Fairtrade Fortnight will focus on cocoa, women and living income.

When: 25 February - 10 March

Where: Across the University

 

Fairtrade Chocolate tasting

When 8 March, 1-2pm

Where: The Rocket (backroom)

Sustainability Team, Students’ Union and Green Society 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!

To reserve your free place visit enviromet.eventbrite.co.uk or scan QR code.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight informative stalls

When: 27 February, 11-2pm 
Where: The Junction

When: 28 February, 11-2pm 
Where: Goulston Street reception / The Atrium

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!

Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Join Green Impact team Jolly Green Giants on their quest to Fairtrade! Pop by their office for a Fairtrade tea and coffe! You can also bake some Fairtrade cakes and bring them over!

When: 26 February, 11-2pm 
Where: CM4-07

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

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

When: 20 February, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

 

Guided walks

Go for a walk and explore Highbury!

When: Every Wednesday, 1-2pm

Where: Meet outside the Science Centre (Holloway campus)

March 2019 events

Green Week 

When: 11-15 March

Where: Across the University

Packed with various events such as bee visits, roof garden workshops, talks, tours and Fairtrade wine tasting - this week is not to be missed!

View full programme here - Green Week programme

Book your free tickets to any of the events on our Sustainability Page

 

Fairtrade Wine tasting

When: 15 March, 5-6.30pm

Where: The Rocket backroom

Book your ticket here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fairtrade-wine-tasting-tickets-57184949724

 

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

When: 7 March, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Holloway Road reception

When: 20 March, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

April 2019 events

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

When: 11 April, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

The Great Easter Fairtrade Bake Off

When: 11 April, 12pm

Where: The Atrium

Celebrate Easter with Fairtrade Bake Off! We are inviting you all to bake a cake for the charity to celebrate upcoming Easter.

The event will take place on Thursday, 11 April, The Atrium, 12:00, judging at 12:30 followed by cake sale until 2pm.

Rules:

- All cakes must be made by the entrant and cannot be pre-bought
- All cakes must have a minimum of 2 fair-trade ingredients
- Any allergens contained must be displayed next to the cake

Prizes:

There will be two prizes, one for decoration and one for taste! Decoration must be with Easter theme if you wish to enter design competition.

All cakes will be sold for £1 per slice after the event to raise money for the Islington Food Bank.

We would like you to take part! Please complete an entry form by 08/04/19.

ENTRY FORM - https://goo.gl/forms/ChdlwezLZb3uYvWI2

May 2019 events

Plastic Free Day

When: 10 May, all day

Where: The Junction and The Atrium.

We invite you to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution in our natural places, our wildlife - and our own health. Event will be supported by CanO Water and The Weekly Shop!

Feeling inspired? Download the free ''Living without single-use plastic'' guide and start to take action!

Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions

When: 7 May, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Holloway Road reception

When: 8 May, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

When: 21 May, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Holloway Road reception

When: 22 May, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Goulston Street reception

Gardening Club

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. 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.

No need to book, just pop by!

June 2019 events

Gardening Club

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. 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.

No need to book, just pop by!

July events 2019

Visit London Met bees

London Met is home to 80,000 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: 3, 17 and 31 July, 12pm
Where: Meet in Rocket reception 5 mins before event starts.

Please book your free place on Eventbrite.

Gardening Club

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. 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.

No need to book, just pop by!

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July -  it is a global movement that helps to encourage people to make a change for better environment. 
Please join our effort to help the environment and choose to refuse single-use plastic during July. Can you do it?
Follow simple steps to start and challenge yourself!
 
1. Visit website -  plasticfreejuly.org 
2. Choose what you will do
  • Avoid single-use plastic packaging 
  • Target the takeaway items that could end up in the ocean 
  • Go completely plastic free 
3. Choose the length 
  • 1 day
  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • Always    

September 2019 events

Green Impact engagement day

When: 10 September, 11-2pm
Where: The Junction

Green Impact is a simple and effective way for departments and teams to improve their health and wellbeing, connect with other staff across the organisation, and make positive changes to the workplace and our environment.

We are looking for new teams to participate in this fun programme to help your Department become greener!

This programme also allows students to become Green Impact Auditors at the end of the programme.

For further information on Green Impact at London Met visit: https://staff.londonmet.ac.uk/employment-support/sustainability/green-impact/

Come and talk to Sustainability Team about the programme, benefits and how to join!

Gardening Club

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.

No need to book, just pop by!

When: 11 and 25 September, 1pm

Where: Holloway Road Roof Garden

 

Honey Harvesting Day

When: 18 September, 12-2pm

Where: Science Centre, SCG-15

 

Environmental Sustainability Management Team meeting

When: 24 September, 3.30 - 4.15pm

Where: Holloway Road roof garden

 

Paper Round's Materials Recovery Facility Tour

When: 26 September, various times

Where: Purfleet Industrial Park - Juliette Way - Purfleet RM15 4Y

Please email events@paper-round.co.uk to book your place

August 2019 events

Visit London Met bees

London Met is home to 80,000 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: 21 August, 12pm
Where: Meet in Rocket reception 5 mins before event starts.

Please book your free place on Eventbrite.

Gardening Club

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm. 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.

No need to book, just pop by!

 

 

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