Supporting Sustainability at Kent

The Sustainability Team is here to support all students and staff with their Sustainability ideas and projects. To find out how we can help you, please take a look below to see what we can offer you, your team/societies or department/school.

Our Support


The Sustainability Team has a number of platforms that it can use to spread the word about what you are doing. We also have a number of networks that we can utilise to share content or seek out individuals that might be able to help you with your idea or project. You can connect directly with us on our Instagram or Twitter or email us your idea/project to get us involved.


We are able to provide professional advice on a wide range of sustainability topics including carbon, biodiversity, waste and recycling, sustainable transport, behaviour change, water management and much more. We also have a wide range of contacts to link you up with other experts who may benefit your idea/project. We also have extensive experience of running sustainability projects within Higher Education so could provide advice that helps save you time and connects you up with people that can get things done! Please just email us to get us involved.


We have run training in sustainability at all levels including environmental risk management; dealing with environmental incidences; introductions to sustainability; environmental auditing; sustainability ambassador training; communicating sustainability workshops and much more. We tailor all of our training to the audience it is intended for and can work with you to develop bespoke training for your audience. Please email us to see how we can work with you.

Guest Speaking

The Sustainability Team has spoken at conferences, society meetings, and as guest lecturers. We are always happy to support events, lectures and meetings by giving an insight into what we do or on a particular sustainability topic from a global and/or local perspective. If you would like to invite us to speak at something you are planning or would like to discuss possible options/topics then please just email us.

Coordination and Networking

If you are working on a sustainability project or would like to link up with others we have networks that we can get you involved with that will support what you are doing, provide facilitation and boost the reach of your work. For staff we have the FutureProof framework and for students we can put you in touch with the Sustainability Student Network and other students who we already work with on projects. For some projects we are able to provide additional resources including our coordination and project management skills.

Support for events

If your event has a sustainability element to it please get in touch to see how we might be able to support it. In the past we have offered advice on how to make running your event more sustainable, as well as sitting on steering groups for events to offer practical advice as well connecting event managers with key Estates and Safety staff who are able to make events happen smoothly. We have also provided sustainability content for events, such as guest speaking and hosting workshops/stalls for attendees to experience and enjoy.


If you are looking for funding for your idea/project we may be able to help you by utilising our own sustainability projects budget or identifying operational budgets such as biodiversity or waste budgets that may be able to be utilised. We can also help support bids for external funding. We support staff run projects through the FutureProof programme, for example, increasing the recycling rates in Biosciences with new signage and specific bin options.

In the last year we have supported the student led BioBlitz event with funding for printing and t shirts, and funded 10 places for students to train to become Climate Cafe leaders taking on this student led project. 

Projects we have supported

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