People & Planet's Climate Change Campaigns
Going Greener: Transition Unis
People & Planet’s climate change campaigns have been chosen democratically by students in our network - that’s what makes us the UK’s leading student climate campaigning organisation.
- Our Going Greener campaign aims to kickstart a Transition Universities movement to bring about a low-carbon, resilient and community-led education sector that achieves carbon emissions reductions of at least 50% by 2020.
- Launching this summer, the Fossil-Free campaign will end the links between our universities and the fossil fuel industry
Going Greener Blog
Read what our grassroots bloggers have to say about climate change
What are we doing in 2012/13?
People & Planet’s Going Greener campaign brings staff and students together to develop and implement their own responses to the twin challenges of climate change and energy security. Students across the UK are getting involved by organising a wide range of practical carbon-cutting projects, lobbying campaigns, community-building and awareness-raising events. To push their institutions to become a Transition University student activists are creating their own grassroots vision of a low-carbon, future-proof university and rolling their sleeves up to make it happen. Universities are Going Greener by changing the way their communities use energy, travel, eat and grow food, and waste resources.
Integral to the Going Greener campaign is People & Planet’s Green League, an award-winning environmental ranking of all the UK’s universities. Published annually in national newspapers, it measures the progress of the higher education sector in making the transition to a low-carbon future. Through the Green League students are driving forward the higher education sector’s sustainability agenda at a national level. Find out how green your university is.
Following the launch of the Green League Report 2012 showing steady but slow progress, People & Planet has called on the Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of UK universities to renew their commitment to a greener higher education sector. The Green Education Declaration recognises the pivotal role that universities play in tackling climate change and the role of VCs in making this a priority within their institutions. Ask your VC to sign up today using our resources to help you.
People & Planet’s annual week of student action on climate change in partnership with the NUS. Each February 100s of schools, colleges and universities get to work cutting the carbon and raising awareness of the solutions needed for a low-carbon future. Go Green Week 2012-13 took place on 11-17 February and it was our biggest and most successful yet. Over 50,000 students and staff pledged to make personal changes, demanded institutional committment and took political action on climate change. Check out what happened.