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Our Green Impact

Green Impact Award | Recycling | Environmental Aspects and Impacts |Snap it Off | Get Involved | Make Us Do More

We think it’s important to consider the impact we make on our environment. It's our legal and ethical responsibility. We work hard to make sure you have a clean and green place to study and relax in.

Find out more about our Green Impact and how you can get involved in making sure your Students' Union is sustainable.

You can take a look at our Environmental Performance and the progress we've made in making KCLSU as sustainable as possible.


Green Impact Award

Three years in a row, KCLSU has gotten Gold for NUS Green Impact Awards. This achievement recognises our extensive efforts to become more sustainable. NUS Green Impact aims to reduce the negative environmental impact of KCLSU’s activities. We hope to continue to improve our performance and take care of our surroundings. It also helps energy costs, which leaves more money for students. So we all win!

We’ll be taking part again in NUS Green Impact throughout this year. If you have any questions or feedback about this or sustainability at KCLSU, please don't hesitate to contact us.



We’re big fans of recycling. All bins within KCLSU are clearly marked for recyclable goods or residual waste.

Got some empty batteries or printer toner and ink cartridges? We provide facilities for recycling these at our Student Centres.


Green Week

Go Green Week is a country-wide campaign led by People and Planet, an international student network that works to raise awareness of world poverty and the environment. We’ll be working with the College to run activities, events and talks across all campuses. Check out what's happening during our Green Week 2016.


Green Stripe

Societies and activity groups now have the chance to show off their support for sustainable values, while reducing environmental impact. Have your group or society apply for the Green Stripe, raise awareness and reduce their carbon footprint. It’s all about leaving behind a healthy planet for the future.

You can apply any time during the year. Check out how to apply and why you should.


Snap it Off!

Snap It Off! is an easy way to draw attention to wasteful energy usage on and off campus.

If you see instances where energy could be conserved, now is your chance to take action! All you have to do is take a photo.  Check out other’s snaps to get an idea on how it goes.

If you take a snap, text NUS to 07725 20 20 20 and follow their instructions, or upload it to Snap It Off. You could even win best photo of the month!

Remember: make sure to check back later to see if the problem’s been fixed.


Environmental Aspects and Impacts

KCLSU, as with all organisations, needs to be aware of its environmental aspects and impacts. Everything we do, from office administration at a desk in front of a computer to our trading in the bars has an impact on the environment. We've developed a smart plan to enable us to be more sustainable. Each year we take part in a number of projects, big and small, in an attempt to reduce our impact on the environment. Take a look at what we've been up to this year.


Get Involved

Interested in taking a more proactive role in the drive for sustainability? Join the Sustainability Forum to discuss ideas and get involved in projects across the College and your Students’ Union.

The Forum meets once a month, so come along and find out more. Get in touch on

Twitter, Facebook or subscribe to the mailing list.


Make Us Do More

Got an idea that’ll make us more sustainable? Have your voice heard, submit an idea!

Decisions around our sustainability and environmental impact are made by the Union Development - Ethics Committee. If you're interested in getting involved find out more or maybe even become part of the committee here. 

Contact your Environment & Ethics Officer if you have any ideas, or submit your own motion.