Students were proud to get involved in New City College’s Green Week where they faced concerns about the environment and climate change and also learned about sustainable initiatives.
As well as talks and activities that were held on campus throughout the week, the college joined the Just One Tree charity fundraiser which aims to plant trees across the globe in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.
Students at the Tower Hamlets campus met with the local borough council for a productive discussion around a net zero carbon partnership action plan. They listened to presenters and then provided feedback as well as suggestions for a more sustainable future, concluding that we all need to do more – and quickly.
On campus and online talks by prominent climate change and environmental speakers were arranged for every day during the campaign week. Particularly popular was the talk by Steve Frampton MBE, the FE Climate Commissioner; a Fashion, Ethics and Sustainability presentation and also the discussion with Lisa Thompson, from Greenpeace titled The Climate Crisis: The Science, the Facts and What We Can All Do About It which had a huge attendance and generated many questions from staff and students.