New ideas and innovative thinking can help make sense of even the most complex issues. The global climate crisis has inspired many of our students to address sustainability through their work, and as a University we’ve placed the need to live and teach more sustainably at the centre of our mission.
In 2021, we were named the 7th greenest university in the UK - maintaining our position as the country’s highest-ranking arts university in People & Planet’s University League.
Climate Action Plan case study: Collections combatting the Climate Crisis
We've set up a Collections Action Group on Intersectional Environmentalism. We did this because curators, archivists and librarians from across the university wanted to challenge themselves to be more sustainable.
Climate Action Plan case study: Rewilding Textiles
Rewilding Textiles is a research project from Maison/0. Maison/0 is the Central Saint Martins-LVMH creative platform for regenerative luxury.
Climate Action Plan opinion piece: Fear and the present future
Santenne Luyindula's opinion piece on the way we are ideologically conditioned to react to climate change creating fear and division.
Climate Action Plan case study: Investing in renewable energy
In 2019, UAL joined forces with 20 of the UK’s leading universities in a £50m deal to buy renewable electricity directly from British wind farms.