GCU London signs climate change pledge

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:48:00 GMT

GCU London has signed up for a drive to make the UK capital the world's first zero-carbon city. 

The campus has become one of the first higher education institutions in London to commit to the Circular Economy.

Supported by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the LWARB, the CE aims to decouple economic activity from the consumption of finite resources and eliminate waste by keeping products and materials in use for longer.

 It's hoped at least 75% of London’s higher education institutions will sign up to the pledge by 2025.

Under the CE's Direction of Travel statement, students agree to engage with eco-friendly practices on and off-campus, institutions agree to embed the principles in teaching and applied research, and universities pledge to work with local government on community initiatives.

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, of the British School of Fashion at GCU London, said: "The Circular Economy Direction of Travel aims to unite higher education institutions across London. 

"It's an amazing opportunity and we're very proud GCU London is one of the launch signatories."‚Äč