Kidderminster College had a great week inspiring staff and students to take action on Climate change. KC had the first-UK climate clock on loan from the Greta Thurnberg Institute, the clock was housed in our very own Growbot. As well as our KC Growbot we had our very own cosmic garden floral sculptures as well as art exhibitions from KC students and the local community.
Throughout the week KC had talks from a variety of speakers about the importance of climate change and what we as individuals can do.
“Over the past two weeks, world leaders have been gathered in Glasgow for COP26 – the UN Climate Change Conference – to try and find a global solution to climate change and secure global net-zero by 2050.
Kidderminster College and NCG remains committed to playing our part in tackling this important issue and as you will know, we recently unveiled our Environmental Strategy, which seeks to embed this commitment in everything we do as a Group.
This means we have been able to take a no holds barred look at our environmental outputs and consider how we change what we do in order to achieve our vision to become the most sustainable college group in the UK.
We have already (among other things) set about:
- Reducing gas and electricity emissions by 50%
- Reducing staff and student travel emissions by 50%
- Reducing water usage by 10%
- Sending no waste at all to landfill
- Reducing food waste by 50%
We are only just getting started and there is much, much more to do. MAS Lab’s Take Action: No Plan, No Planet exhibition has provided examples of how we as individuals can make small changes to make a big difference in tackling climate change. Thank you to Kevyn and the rest of MAS Lab team for helping highlight these issues and being ahead of the curve”.