Student Sustainability

Find out how you can live and learn sustainably whilst studying at the University of Greenwich.

As a student at the University of Greenwich, you have joined a community wanting to make a positive difference. Globally, 80% of students want their institution to do more on environment issues (NUS Skills Survey) and at home over 97% of Greenwich students say that sustainability is important (from 2022-23 Annual Sustainability Survey). They want to act and make a difference. It is therefore no surprise that our students expect to see us act on sustainability as part of their university experience.

Whether your ambition is to be a nurse, biomedical scientist, film director, accountant, musician, engineer or fashion designer, sustainability is the game changer for all professions. We want to help you navigate your future career to tackle global concerns whatever industry you're in. The University employability services can help you prepare. Contact us to find out how your future career can help tackle climate change, reduce environmental impacts, and drive positive influence.

It is not only the environment that benefits; you will also witness financial and social improvements. Our Engagement Strategy sets out we will engage our students and staff to bring about positive change throughout all activities and processes.

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90,000kWh of energy saved in halls through Student Switch Off

3 tonnes of items donated to charity every year

Leading on national campaigns

Volunteering to maintain a clean campus environment

Changing behaviours for a better planet

Sophie's Sustainability Journey


Listen to our previous Student Sustainability Project Assistant talk about her role working with the Sustainability Team.

Sustainability and Employability

We want to help you navigate your future career to tackle sustainability concerns whatever industry you are looking to be involved in. The University employability services can help you prepare.

Contact us to find out how your future career can help tackle climate change, reduce environmental impacts and drive positive influence.

Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) for Students


The SDGs are 17 goals, signed by all 193 UN countries in 2015, that outline the vision for a sustainable world by 2030. Through innovations and collaboration, we can bring about positive change on a local and global scale. What SDGs are most relevant to you, and what you can do to help turn their aims into a reality? Can you link these into your projects and coursework?

Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative


We were the 58th University nationwide to sign-up to the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative. Anyone can be involved and there are a lot of activities to do.

Join GREen Rewards & Win!


GREen Rewards is an app and online platform where you can record your sustainable actions and earn GREen Points. Each month, the top three point-earning staff and students win cash vouchers up to £75!