A Greener King's

At King’s we believe that we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and to encourage others to do so. We have seen gradual and sustained reductions in our energy use over recent years, and new buildings have been constructed to efficient Passivhaus standards. Within the College we try to use local produce and to recycle wherever possible, and work with students through a sustainability committee to encourage everyone to play their part. 

Sustainability

The College is committed to improving its environmental sustainability at every level of its institutional operation.

Wildflower Meadow

Since 2020 the College’s Back Lawn has been converted into a colourful wildflower meadow stretching from the Chapel to the Cam.

Biodiversity

King's has undertaken a wide variety of initiatives to promote biodiversity and tackle the nationwide decline of pollinators. 

Green News

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Research examines impact of tourism and climate change on Antarctic biodiversity

College Research Associate Jasmine Lee’s research focuses on the impact of human activity, non-native species, pollution, and climate change on Antarctica. 

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Beekeeping Society returns another good harvest

72 jars of honey have been produced by the King's bees on Scholars' Piece this year.

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Wildflower meadow harvested with aid of Shire horses

Now at the end of its second year, the meadow has made a huge difference to the biodiversity of the area.