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31 May 2020

Gold Award for commitment to sustainability

The Dickson Poon School of Law has received a gold award for its green impact work.

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King’s is committed to reducing its effect on the environment and creating positive social impact. Two of the ways that this is being embedded into the life of the Law School is through the work of the School’s Sustainability Champions and its Green Impact Workbook.

The Sustainability Champions programme brings together staff and students to find creative ways to embed sustainability into university operations. The School’s team has devised and led an action plan that embeds green practices into the work of the School.

The School’s action plan has been mapped against UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It includes plans to highlight ethical career options for students, conduct an energy audit of the School’s offices and a drive to minimise printing volumes.

The School has already undertaken green initiatives in Somerset House East Wing, including introducing food waste bins in communal kitchens, installing energy efficient light bulbs and reducing single-use plastics.

Student auditors commented on the Law team’s work to date saying: ‘they encouraged students and staff to engage in sustainability, and in their initiatives they have been creative and informative.’

Find out more about King’s commitment to sustainability on King’s Mission & Strategy web pages