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King’s Climate Action Network (CAN) Plenary - 20 April 2023

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This CAN plenary will offer an update on climate action progress at King's and ways you can get involved. 

The King’s Climate Action Network (CAN) is an open, interdisciplinary forum bringing together people from the King’s community who are passionate about climate action. It was created in October 2020 to co-create the university’s approach to climate action and now has over 400 members. You can apply to join the King's CAN here.

It focuses on solutions to reduce our carbon emissions, while also maximising our positive impact on climate action across areas including Zero Carbon Estate, Procurement and Waste, Travel, Responsible Investment, Students & Education, Community & Engagement, and Zero Carbon Research.

This year, the CAN has formed teams of students and staff who have been working on 5 main projects: 

  1. Energy Champions Scheme: develop a programme to engage students and staff in energy saving at King’s, including carrying out actions, analysing data, and running energy saving campaigns
  2. King’s Cycle Bank: set up a scheme to identify abandoned bikes at King’s and donate them to students, complemented by events, courses, campaigns, etc.
  3. Schools engagement: engage with local school audiences by disseminating King’s climate knowledge, e.g. by strengthening ties with Climate Ed or Our Classroom Climate
  4. Education for Sustainability: develop a strategy to integrate sustainability into all modules and courses at King’s by engaging with academics
  5. Supply Chain Sustainability: reduce supply chain emissions (our largest source of emissions!) through e.g. improved data analysis and supplier engagement events

This plenary will include an update on progress around these projects as well as general climate action at King's, and ways you can get involved.

We will have a deep dive into IT sustainability for which we will be joined by members of the IT Innovation and IT Sustainability Team at King's, who will be presenting their progress in developing an IT Sustainability Strategy. There will be an opportunity to feed into this strategy by sharing your perceptions and ideas. 

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