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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Hydrological study under way in River Cam

The study will monitor river temperatures with a view to reducing the College's carbon footprint.

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Wildflower meadow harvested with help of Shire horses

The meadow is being harvested again with the aid of Cosmo and Boy from the nearby Waldburg Shires stables.

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Meet the team looking after the King's honey bees

Another successful crop of honey has been harvested from the College apiary, thanks to the hard work of King’s Beekeeping Society members.