Sustainability Week: 15 – 19 February 2021

Imperial College London and the Imperial College Union teamed up to host a week-long celebration of sustainability from 15-19 February.

The week comprised five days of panel discussions, interactive online events and social media takeovers on everything from energy and waste to sustainable food and active travel. 

Many of the events were recorded and we have compiled a playlist so you can catch up on any that you missed.

Sustainability week events

Sustainability Strategy Launch

The Sustainability Week programme began on Monday 15 February when the Provost, Professor Ian Walmsley FRS, along with Professor Paul Lickiss, Academic Leader in Sustainability, and a panel of Imperial staff, launched the College’s Sustainability Strategy 2021-2026.

Sustainability Strategy Launch

Sustainability Strategy Launch

Watch the launch of Imperial’s sustainability strategy

The Sustainability Week programme began on Monday 15 February when the Provost, Professor Ian Walmsley FRS, along with Professor Paul Lickiss, Academic Leader in Sustainability, and a panel of Imperial staff, launched the College’s Sustainability Strategy 2021-2026.

The Energy Challenge: Building a Sustainable Energy Future

The Energy Challenge: Building a Sustainable Energy Future

Imperial College energy experts discuss the challenge of building a sustainable energy future

How can we meet the world’s growing demand for energy without harming our planet? What technologies and materials will be needed? And what role will energy consumers play in the clean energy transition? Watch this special Sustainability Week event, hosted by Imperial’s Energy Futures lab, where a panel of Imperial College energy experts discussed the challenge of building a sustainable energy future.

How can we all make Imperial more Sustainable?

How can we all make Imperial more Sustainable?

The Imperial Estates Team provided some handy practical tips on reducing your impact on the planet.

Want to reduce your impact on the planet when back on campus? Hear from the Imperial Estates Team who provided some handy practical advice in an event hosted by Imperial’s Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering on 16 February 2021.

Water and Waste: reducing Imperial’s consumption

Water and Waste: reducing Imperial’s consumption

A panel discussion on reducing Imperial’s consumption and preventing pollution of the environment

Imperial’s Institute for Molecular Science and Enginering hosted a panel discussion on reducing Imperial’s consumption and preventing pollution of our natural environment on 16 February 2021.

What does the Biden presidency mean for global climate goals

What does the Biden presidency mean for global climate goals

Watch an expert panel discussion on what the Biden presidency means for global climate goals.

President Joe Biden has garnered considerable support for more ambitious climate policy, but the new administration will need to work to restore Washington's influence as it seeks to build more robust global action to address the crisis. Hear the expert panellists’ views on what the Biden presidency means for global climate goals in this event jointly hosted by The Forum at Imperial College London and the Policy Institute at King's College London on 16 February 2021

Nature on your Doorstep’ Nature and Biodiversity Wal

Nature on your Doorstep’ Nature and Biodiversity Walk

A short virtual guided walk showing you some of the rich biodiversity found in the heart of London

You don’t need to travel to exotic places, or even to a nature reserve, to experience amazing wildlife. In this short virtual guided walk, Imperial PhD student Ben Chapple will show you some of the rich biodiversity found in the heart of London, and provide some useful tips on how to experience nature on your own doorstep. As part of Imperial Sustainability Week, the Grantham Institute focused on the theme of Nature and Biodiversity on 18 February 2021

The ecological crisis: Science, Scary Stuff and Solutions

The ecological crisis: Science, Scary Stuff and Solutions

Panellists explore the causes and consequences of the unfolding ecological crisis

In this panel discussion, hosted by Imperial’s Grantham Institute, panellists explore the causes and consequences of the unfolding ecological crisis and discuss the change that needs to take place on a variety of scales to tackle the threat to the ecological integrity of our planet.

Transition to Zero Pollution and Sustainable Mobility

Transition to Zero Pollution and Sustainable Mobility

Watch this panel discussion on the challenges of sustainable mobility

What does the future of mobility look like for cities? How do we make our transport systems more sustainable and equitable? Watch this panel discussion, hosted by Imperial’s Transition to Zero Pollution initiative on 19 February 2021, to hear about the new Mobility Hub pilot project between Imperial, Enterprise Holdings and Brompton Bikes, and the panel’s views on the challenges of sustainable mobility.