Sustainability action at the University of Kent

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Become a staff sustainability champion

Join our our overarching culture change campaign that aims to empower individuals and departments to embed the SDGs into their everyday actions.

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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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Declaring a Climate Emergency

Students and Staff working together

Find out how a School goes about declaring a Climate Emergency and more importantly what they are doing to take action against it.

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People and Planet University League

A guide to our compliance with the People & Planet requirements

Kent placed 41st in the UK achieving a 2:1 class in the People and Planet University League table published December 2021

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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 Stratgey

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