Green Week 2024

Welcome to Green Week! From 18 to 22 March, join us for a series of engaging events dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability. As a cornerstone of our Green Strategy, Green Week offers a diverse array of activities across different campuses, from litter picking and wildflower planting.

"Green Week is a vital annual event that empowers our students to become stewards of our planet. It's more than just a week of activities; it's a catalyst for change, fostering awareness and inspiring action towards a sustainable future. Through Green Week, we cultivate a culture of environmental responsibility and nurture the leaders of tomorrow who will shape a greener, more resilient world."
- Riikka Vihriala (Group Head of Strategic Projects)

What’s Happening on campus


CampusTopicLocationDate & Time
Arbour Square (Attlee)Sustainability fairCanteenTues 19 March 12pm-2pm
Ardleigh GreenLet’s Go Zero talkThe SpaceTues 19 March 2pm-3pm
Ardleigh GreenLitter pick (Pizza available for participants)Meet at reception Tues 19 March 12.15pm-12.45pm
Ardleigh GreenCollection for Harold Hill FoodbankReceptionThroughout the week
Epping ForestSustainability presentation & discussion panel - EAUCTheatreThu 21 March 2pm-3pm
HackneySustainable waste management – Bywaters and Bio collectorsEntrance, near CostaWed 20 March 12pm-2pm
HackneyArt exhibition on recyclingEvents spaceThroughout the week
Havering Sixth FormAsk us about sustainability stallsFront entranceThurs 21 March 12pm-2pm
Havering Sixth FormStudent presentation: Why have we not stopped climate change?Rooms O105/O106Wed 20 March Lunch time
IlfordTalk on energy efficiency at homeRoom 1011Tues 19 March 9.30am-10.15am
RainhamGreen skills talk – ZenergySTEM roomTues 19 March 2pm-3pm
RedbridgeLaunch event for the sustainable heating systemThe BoxWed 20 March 11am-12pm
RedbridgeFoodbank collectionCommon room & receptionThroughout the week
RedbridgeDesign competition for reusable cups/bottlesEnrichment roomThroughout the week
Tower HamletsSustainable art exhibition & workshops on natural dyesPop-up areaThroughout the week

How are we reducing our carbon footprint this year

  • New recycling contract rollout at: Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Attlee A Level Academy
  • Rolled out certified Carbon Literacy Training to two pilot groups of students
  • Closely monitoring heating and cooling temperatures to reduce energy consumption
  • Roll-out of LED lighting across NCC campuses
  • Replaced gas boilers in Redbridge with a low carbon heating system, reducing carbon emissions by 63%
  • Introducing all 16-18-year-old students to UN Sustainable Development Goals