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Sustainability at UAL

Floating abstract object
Floating abstract object
Ana Komitska, 2021 BA Photography, London College of Communication, UAL

Because the world needs a sustainable future

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 2019, we were ranked 19th in the People and Planet Green League with a 1st class result. You can see the breakdown of our score on the People and Planet website.

Sustainability stories

  • unbauhaus: a collective UAL response to New European Bauhaus

    unbauhaus is UAL's collective response to the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus (NEB). Sharing a range of critical and creative perspectives on NEB’s values – ‘beautiful, sustainable, inclusive’.

  • UAL pledges bold action to reach comprehensive net zero by 2040

    UAL is leading the way for higher education in the UK with a bold pledge to achieve net zero across our total carbon footprint by 2040 - accelerating our response to the climate emergency. It covers the university’s full indirect emissions,

  • Green Week 2020

    This Green week we’ll be taking the opportunity to talk about ‘everyday sustainability’ and what you can do to make a big difference in moving UAL to a greener place for work and study.

  • Useful or Beautiful: Season 3 - Green Week 2020

    Now in its third year, Useful or Beautiful is back for Green Week 2020 (10-16 February) and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s our annual competition that challenges students and staff to take discarded materials from all around UAL and repurpose