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Sustainability Champions

King's Sustainability Awards 2018

It’s been a busy year and last week on 10 July we had the pleasure of celebrating the achievements of everyone who has been actively involved in sustainability over the past year here at King’s.

The annual King’s Sustainability Awards ceremony took place at Bush House and we celebrated the passion and commitment of the 235 Sustainability Champions who have carried out 1,950 sustainability actions, nearly 500 more than the previous year.

45 Sustainability Champion Teams were awarded: 16 Bronze, 11 Silver and 18 Gold Awards.

Gold

5th Floor James Clerk Maxwell Building

Careers & Employability

Department of Geography

The Dicksoon Poon School of Law

Guy's Estates & Facilities

Library Services Denmark Hill

Library Services Franklin-Wilkins Building

Library Services Guy's & St Thomas'

Library Services Maughan Library, Strand

Strand Estates & Facilities

Silver

Estates & Facilities James Clerk Maxwell Building

Fundraising & Supporter Development

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Main Building Offices

KCLSU

King's Service Centre

Women's Health at St Thomas' (Offices)

Bronze

Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences (Offices)

Health Service & Population Research

Human Resources

James Black Centre (Offices)

King's IT London

King's Venues

King's Worldwide

Science Gallery London

Social Mobility & Student Success

The Rayne Institute at Denmark Hill (Offices)

Labs Gold

Basic Clinical Neuroscience

Cardiology

Centre for Inflammation Biology & Cancer Immunology

Chemistry Teaching

Nikon Imaging Centre

Pharmacy Teaching

Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry

Labs Silver

Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences

Franklin-Wilkins Building Pharmaceutics Teaching

Institute of Pharmaceutical Science

Multi-Disciplinary Labs at Guy's Campus

Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases

Labs Bronze

Chemistry Department

St John's Institute of Dermatology

Proteomics & Vascular Biology

Randall Division, New Hunt's House

The Rayne Institute at St Thomas'

The Rayne Institite at Denmark Hill

 

We also celebrated with Special Awards for other staff and students from across the university who have worked to embed sustainability across operations, teaching and the wider King’s community.

 

Special Awards

Best at Recruiting New Champions: Cardiology, Pharmacy Teaching

Outstanding Achievement: 5th Floor JCMB, The Dickson Poon School of Law

Supporting King’s Food in the Sustainable Restaurant Association: Ali Hepple & Izzy Brayshaw

Supporting the Analysis of Sustainability Data: Analytics

Commitment to Embedding Sustainability: Operational Assurance

Commitment to Sustainability: Bouygues, CIS, Procurement, Servest

Commitment to Waste Reduction and Re-Use (via Warp It): Bush House Project Team

Commitment to Sustainability as Energy Champions: Abdul Lateef, Graham Camplin, Kurosh Bastani, Nick Gouveia

Consistently Achieving Highest Monthly Recycling Rates: King’s Sport

Commitment to Sustainable Campus Refurbishment: Natalie Littleson

Working to Embed Sustainability in Capital Development: Olga Ezquieta

Commitment to Implementing Sustainable Lab Practices: Oliver Austen

Commitment to Sustainability & Wellbeing: Robert Staton

Most Improved Recycling Rates: Stamford Street Apartments

Commitment to Biodiversity: Stuart Bailey

Going Above & Beyond: Library Services

 

001_sustainability_awardsSustainability Awards 2018 – Staff and student champions

Serve to shape and transform

We welcomed Professor Jonathan Grant, Vice President & Vice Principal (Service) who thanked all involved for being the ones to motivate others and to stand up and make a difference to the environment and our local communities around King’s.  ‘Service’ is the term we adopted at King’s in our Strategic Vision 2029 to describe our commitment to society beyond the traditional roles of education and research. Professor Grant shared details of the King’s Service Strategy framework and explained that the Sustainability Champions are an integral part of the framework.   The Service Strategy framework will be launched and celebrated on 19 July and all King’s staff and students are welcome to attend.

Sustainability is important to our students

As part of the event we celebrated our students who’ve been involved with a video showcasing their actions over the past year which includes working with King’s Food as Sustainable Food Assistants, auditing our Sustainability Champions teams, taking part in Student Switch Off actions and competitions in King’s Residences, working as Sustainable Food Assistants and running social enterprises such as Zest and Fetch Ur Veg- who offer weekly organic veg box deliveries.

National Sustainability Awards

We saved a surprise for Awards day and our Library Sustainability Champions teams found out  that they had been nominated as finalists at the national EAUC Green Gown Awards, recognising the impact that they have had by making the libraries more sustainable for both staff and students. This year we now have 3 finalists at the Green Gown Awards, including Widening Participation’s Parent Power project and King’s Food for their work on ditching disposables.

THANK YOU

Thank you once again to everyone who has helped us make a difference here at King’s this year. The efforts of all those involved really do add up and help to achieve our university sustainability targets. Achievements this year include:

  • 30% carbon reduction achieved (by July 2017) which is keeping us on track to achieve the 43% carbon reduction goal by 2020 (2017/18 figures will be shared once available)
  • Improving waste recycling rates by nearly 10%
  • Reusing furniture and equipment internally at King’s - saving it from disposal and saving £96k in 2017/18
  • 36 events held by staff and students in Sustainability Week and Reduce Waste Week

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Sustainability Champion contact the Sustainability Team at sustainability@kcl.ac.uk.

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