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!
Find out what we are working on and how you can get involved in sustainability at Kent
Staff leadership on sustainability across the University
Find more about the incredible work of our volunteer staff Sustainability Champions and join the network yourself!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.