Sustainability action at the University of Kent
What is Sustainability?
What does sustainability mean within the context of our natural world and systems. How do we transition to living within these natural boundaries?
Introducing the SDGs
The University are signatories of the Sustainable Development Goals Education Accord. Start here to find out what they are and why they are important.
Join Kent's culture change project FutureProof to find out how you can embed Sustainability into your School, Department and/or society.
News and current projects
Find out what we are working on and how you can get involved in sustainability at Kent
Diamond Anniversary Orchard
An orchard to commemorate the University's Diamond Jubilee
We're celebrating the university's 60th anniversary in 2025 by planting an orchard of over 300 fruit trees. We'd love you to get involved.
Net Zero by 2040
Our target to acheive net zero carbon emissions
We are aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Find out more about our plans, and how you can help shape our activities to support our response to the climate emergency.
Sustainability Champions guide
Take a look at this guide to making your events more sustainable - collated by Sustainability Champions from around the University.
People and Planet University League
How the University ranks for its sustainability work
Kent placed 29th in the UK achieving a 2:1 class in the People and Planet University League table published December 2022
Welcome to the Kent Community Oasis Garden
Get involved with our community partnership project with East Kent Mind
Welcome to the Kent Community Oasis Garden; a growing space for students, staff and the community. Open to all to develop skills in sustainable food growing and maintaining good mental health and wellbeing.
Strategy for Climate Action and SDGs
Our new strategy for climate action and the SDGs sets out a clear vision to achieve our strategic aims of climate, campus and curriculum.
Sustainability Round Up 2023
Highlights and headlines from the last 12 months at Kent
Our annual round-up of sustainability news, successes, projects, data and stories from all areas of the university
We can still avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis if we take necessary action now.
My Campus and Other Animals
So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book can change the world.
How are we taking action across the University to ensure that we play our part against the climate crisis.
Find out how the outlets on campus have been working to improve the sustainability of their menus
Find out how you can reduce your impact using the waste hierarchy.