Sustainability action at the University of Kent

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Sustainability at Kent

The University of Kent is working to embed all of the Sustainable Development Goals into our operations, teaching, research and beyond.

Explore these pages to find out about all the varied projects and activities taking place at Kent to support our transition to be a sustainable University. 

Read about news and current project below; or use the sustainability menu in the top right to find out more on biodiversity enhancement, sustainable food, climate action, sustainability in our research and teaching, and much much more. 

You can also find out how you can get involved as students, staff, or as community members with the sustainability activities happening at your local campus. Sustainability needs everyone taking part!

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Sustainability Round Up 2024

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

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Sustainability Champions Network

Staff leadership on sustainability across the University

Find more about the incredible work of our volunteer staff Sustainability Champions and join the network yourself!

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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.

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Sustainable Events

Sustainability Champions guide

Take a look at this guide to making your events more sustainable - collated by Sustainability Champions from around the University.

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People and Planet University League

How the University ranks for its sustainability work

Kent placed 32nd in the UK achieving a 2:1 class in the People and Planet University League table published December 2023

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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.

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Sustainability Strategy

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.

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We can still avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis if we take necessary action now.

Greta Thunberg


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.

Malala Yousafzai