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Our commitment

An understanding of sustainability is fundamental to holistic learning. We acknowledge that protection of our environment is an integral part of good and sustainable institutional practice. 

We recognise that Goldsmiths can contribute towards environmental protection and conservation by improving our environmental practices, and promoting awareness of both corporate and individual responsibility to all students and staff.

As a result, we’ve resolved continually improve in how we measure and minimise our environmental impact.

Our aims

  • Reduce consumption and costs whilst satisfying Goldsmiths need for energy and water.
  • Integrate environmental and sustainable principles into the College’s operational procedures and promote best practice at every level.
  • Reduce the environmental impact of the College through better management of its material resources.
  • Continually improve our environmental performance wherever practicable. 

To find out more about our commitments, and to read our policies, contact the Greening department.

 

 

 

 

Making a difference

Recycling

Located across campus are hundreds of black and white dual recycling bins that accept all streams of waste. Waste can be disposed of properly in the recycling bins by following these simple recycling rules. There are several drinking water fountains located across campus too.

Recycling in halls of residence.
Recycling waste on campus follows Lewisham Council's Recycling rules. Three of the buildings have dual recycling bins in place. None of Goldsmiths waste goes to landfill; everything is either recycled or converted into energy via local waste to energy plant. 

Commuting to Campus.
Taking the bus, train, bike or walking will get you to Goldsmiths without costing you a fortune or costing the earth. Find out how the best ways to travel to campus.

At Goldsmiths, we’ve made significant provisions for cyclists on campus. We now have showering facilities, bike lockers and more than 320 secure, bike parking spaces. The Goldsmiths Cycling Club is available to support your cycling needs. The bike doctor makes frequent visits to campus and for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018 he will be  fixing bikes on campus from 10am to 2pm on the following dates. 

Additional dates have been added to the 2018 bike doctor schedule. As TfL are no longer providing workplaces with this service this is your last chance to avail of this service at Goldsmiths for the foreseeable future. The bike pump that was previously out of service for sometime had now been repaired, so by all means use it when needed. The doctor will be located outside the Margaret McMillian Building (formerly the Education Building). The additional 2018 bike doctor dates are:

January: 02/01/2018, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018.

February: 06/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 27/02/2018.

All food sold and served on campus is seasonal, locally and ethically sourced and whose producers are paid a fair price for their products. There are 100's of products for sale at Goldsmiths that bear the Fairtrade logo, so rest assured your money is going to the person who most deserves it.

Gardening

Volunteers are always needed to help maintain our green spaces on campus. You’ll typically be helping with the planting of seeds and bulbs, weeding and pruning. Interested? Contact the SU Volunteering and Community Engagement officer.

Our latest projects

Find out more about our latest projects.

Read our  Environmental and Sustainability Policy (PDF).

Contact us

Richard Groves, Associate Director of Energy & Engineering, r.groves (@gold.ac.uk), 020 7919 7116

Nicola Hogan, Space, Environment & Sustainability Officer, n.hogan (@gold.ac.uk), 020 7919 7112

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