Sustainable Development Goals – fortnight of activities

As part of international activity on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), members from the University Sustainability team, Kent Union and colleagues from across the University are hosting a fortnight of activities beginning on Friday 14 February.

There is something for everyone from open lectures, outdoor activities, community events and student led actions that focus on climate and ecological sustainability. See the full timetable.

This week, University of Kent students join other university and school students from the city for Youth Strike 4 Climate on Friday 14 February demanding climate action. The following day, University of Kent students will facilitate Mini-Citizens’ Assemblies for all-age participants as part of the Culture Declares Emergency family day at the Gulbenkian.

These events are aimed to help the community discuss the tough choices that are necessary to effectively move away from fossil-fuelled to sustainable society and lifestyles and parallels the national Climate Assembly UK that is currently underway.

Next week’s activity will be focused around the Sustainable Development Goals Teach-In, an NUS-coordinated campaign where universities across the UK aim to make links to the SDGs within their taught courses during the week of the 17- 21 February 2020.

For more information about the SDG teach-In please visit our Sustainability Education web pages.

Anyone who takes part in the SDG Teach-In or is just interested in finding out more about the SDGs is welcome to join us for our Sustainable Development Goals Lunch to talk to operational and academic staff from across the University and beyond about sustainability over a fantastic bespoke Sustainable lunch. The lunch takes place Tuesday 25 February, 12.00 – 14.00 in Keynes Teaching Foyer.

We’re planning a fantastic buffet including a delicious Butternut Squash and Sweet potato curry with all the trimmings and places are limited so please email to let us know you will be coming.