NCC Goes Green

We’re going green!

NCC recognise the local, national and global impact our college can make; as such environmental awareness is integrated into our campuses and curriculum.

We are passionate about preparing our learners for the future and have blended vocational, academic and environmental skills into the everyday practices of our college to ensure to raise student and staff awareness whilst becoming a beacon of best practice.

At New City College we want to be transparent about our journey to reduce our emissions. We have a Green Strategy in place and have already started to implement an initial decarbonisation plan. Read our full annual report here.


Green Week 2023

NCC’s ‘Green Week’ is a week of environmental engagement activities across all campuses to help educate & inspire students.

There were lots of activities happening throughout the week at New City College, from upcycling clothing challenges to workshops on food waste and cooking on a budget.

NCC also:

  • Streamed daily episodes of ‘David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet’.
  • Collected food bank donations at all campuses.
  • Offered a free hot drink for students and staff that have reusable cups.
  • Served food that is locally sourced with food miles available.


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  • How are NCC reducing their impact on the local environment?

    • All old cooking oil is donated to power London taxis
    • We have introduced of Too Good To Go app
    • We have removed all plastic drink bottles and replaced with fountains & can alternatives
    • We are introducing composting & food waste collection for bio gas across all campuses
    • We are removing single use items and replacing with compostable ones, supported by a reward system for bringing your own plate/tupperware
    • We offer a 30p discount on hot drinks purchased at Costa/ Starbucks if you bring your own reusable cup and a 20p charge for using a single use cup
  • How are NCC saving energy?

    • We close campuses in holidays to save energy
    • We are exploring solar options
    • We are completing energy audits to improving our college buildings for better energy efficiency
    • We are in the process of creating decarbonisation plans for every campus
  • How are NCC helping local wildlife?

    • We have just begun the hedgehog friendly campus accreditation
    • We are actively increasing wild flower and fauna biodiversity on all campuses
    • In March we planted 105 wildwood trees,
    • We have removed beef from all catering offers and ensure to offer a tasty vegetarian alternative to every meal
  • How are NCC raising awareness?

    • We have started Carbon Literacy training rolled out across group
    • We are involved in community outreach through tree planting events
    • We have organised annual Green Weeks throughout all campuses
    • We have a dedicated VLE page for students and a page on the intranet for staff
    • We have a green committee for both staff and students to champion our work
    • We have Environmental Officers in each student union who in fluence our decision making through the Green Club

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NCC pledges for a greener future