Sustainability action at the University of Kent

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Diamond Anniversary Orchard

An orchard to commemorate the University's Diamond Jubilee

We're celebrating the university's 60th anniversary in 2025 by planting an orchard of over 300 fruit trees. We'd love you to get involved.

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Net Zero by 2040

Our target to acheive net zero carbon emissions

We are aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Find out more about our plans, and how you can help shape our activities to support our response to the climate emergency.

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Sustainable Events

Sustainability Champions guide

Take a look at this guide to making your events more sustainable - collated by Sustainability Champions from around the University.

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People and Planet University League

How the University ranks for its sustainability work

Kent placed 29th in the UK achieving a 2:1 class in the People and Planet University League table published December 2022

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Welcome to the Kent Community Oasis Garden

Get involved with our community partnership project with East Kent Mind

Welcome to the Kent Community Oasis Garden; a growing space for students, staff and the community. Open to all to develop skills in sustainable food growing and maintaining good mental health and wellbeing.

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Sustainability Strategy

Strategy for Climate Action and SDGs

Our new strategy for climate action and the SDGs sets out a clear vision to achieve our strategic aims of climate, campus and curriculum.

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Sustainability Round Up 2023

Highlights and headlines from the last 12 months at Kent

Our annual round-up of sustainability news, successes, projects, data and stories from all areas of the university

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We can still avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis if we take necessary action now.

Greta Thunberg


So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai