A new walking trail has been installed around the Canterbury campus that follows the 17 Sustainable Goals on a route that takes you from central campus to the Kent Community Oasis Garden (KentCOG) located in Parkwood.
The Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals or SDGs) are 17 goals that outline a vision for a sustainable world by 2030. The 17 goals and underlying targets were created and signed by 193 countries at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in 2015.
The University of Kent has signed the SDG Education Accord that commits us to embedding all 17 goals into our operations, teaching and research. As part this we would like all staff and students to become familiar with the goals by getting out and about across campus and discovering all 17, whilst visiting some of the greener spaces on campus and discovering the hidden gem of KentCOG.
The trail starts with SDG 1: No Poverty, which aims to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce overall poverty by 50% by 2030. You will find the starting board on central campus between the Senate building and Rutherford Extension.
The trail ends with SDG 17: Partnerships, which you will find at the Kent Community Oasis Garden, our flagship community partnership project at the Canterbury campus where food growing is used as a way of meeting new people, reducing stress, learning new skills and getting some fresh air. This project is run in partnership with Mind in Bexley and East Kent.
The Sustainability Team would like to thank the Interior Services Team and Landscape and Ground Teams from Estates for their support with this project.