Sustainability at the University of Kent

Two University of Kent students help out in the Kent Community Oasis Garden.

Growing a sustainable future

Sustainability at Kent.

Sustainability needs everyone taking part. At Kent we have plenty of projects, societies and initiatives to get involved with, from our community garden to BioBlitz and gleaning. We have already achieved so much, so join us, make your mark and contribute to our transition to a sustainable university, and help make the future look a little greener.

Get involved!

Kent Gleaning Collective

If like us, you believe that everyone has the right to healthy and affordable food, working to reduce food waste is a great place to start.

University of Kent students at their latest gleaning site.

Kent Stars

Climate Champions

The Sustainability Working Group (SWG) were recently awarded the Climate Action Award for their sustainability initiatives, including climate café events, the plant-based loyalty card on campus and the Kent BioBlitz event.

Kent Community Oasis Garden

KentCOG has been a welcoming space on campus for everyone – students, staff and local volunteers – to grow seasonal food, meet new people and improve wellbeing since 2018. Now, for the first time in the University’s history, Kent’s catering department has been able to purchase fresh produce from KentCOG to create some delicious daily specials at our café in the Gulbenkian Arts Centre.  

Two of our student volunteers, Charlie and Ameira, talk about what the garden means to them.  

Volunteers in the Kent Community Oasis Garden.