Leading UAL’s work on sustainability and climate justice
Across the University several members of senior management hold responsibility for sustainability. In addition to his role as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Central Saint Martins, Professor Jeremy Till also leads on the University’s response to the climate emergency. This leadership role oversees a wide-range of activities relating to sustainability and climate justice including energy, biodiversity, waste and community involvement.
Our Climate & Environment Action Group, led by Professor Jeremy Till, brings together staff across the University working on sustainability. The group approves, implements, monitors and advises on strategies and policies such as the Energy Policy, the Carbon Management Plan (PDF 5.01MB) and the Climate Action Plan.
The whole University community is key to the culture of sustainable development. Everyone is responsible for helping us achieve our environmental targets. Read more about how staff and students in our community contribute to and engage with sustainability at UAL.
Meet the team
Find out more about the staff across UAL who contribute to sustainability at the University and their areas of responsibility. Learn more and find contact details for our sustainability staff (PDF 134KB).
Climate Emergency Network - Join the network
UAL’s Climate Emergency Network is a growing community of staff and students that launched during lockdown as an extension of the Climate Assemblies that took place at Central Saint Martins, Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Arts in 2019 and early 2020. The network is open to staff and students at UAL.
Find out more about the UAL Climate Emergency Network. For any questions relating to the Climate Emergency Network, contact Kate Pelen, email@example.com.
Have an energy saving idea? Get in touch
If you have an energy saving idea or would like to report an inefficiency such as lights left on or taps left running, please email Rebecca Smart. firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much information as possible including: College, site, room/location, equipment type.
Further resources and ways to get involved
- Staff have access to funding through the Sustainability Budget (XLSX 19.5KB).
- Read funding details of the Carbon Management Plan (PDF 5.01MB)
Events and campaigns
UAL is very active in advocating for climate change and leading practical action across the University. UAL has regularly taken part in nationwide climate campaigns such as Green Week. With the establishment of our Climate Emergency Network and Climate Advocates, our focus has been on building recurring campaigns for our UAL community and the public, as well as embedding climate justice into our research and Knowledge Exchange.
Events and campaigns include our 2-week Carnival of Crisis which ran alongside COP26, this year’s Earth Day which saw an extensive programme across all UAL sites, and ongoing programme of working collaboration with our Climate Advocates. Other campaigns include ‘Cycle to Work Day’ and ‘World Environment Day’.
In 2018 , UAL launched a campaign in Luxury Fashion and Sustainability. It was the world’s first online course in this topic, created alongside global luxury group, Kering. The course aims to strengthen sustainability education and sustainable practices in the luxury and fashion realms.
Across the year there are several events and campaigns staff and students can get involved including:
- Climate Advocate Programme
- Climate Studio
- Green Roof Society
- Earth Day
- Climate assemblies
- Climate Emergency Network
- Knowledge Exchange projects such as our recent community dye garden built by students and staff in Stave Hill Ecological Park.