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Media@LSE Green Impact


LSE is one of over 50 Universities and Colleges that participate in the Green Impact environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students. The Media and Communications Department is proud to be one of the teams working on campus to reduce the School’s environmental impact, to green office practices and to encourage sustainability. The Green Impact initiative represents a core element for embedding the LSE Environmental Policy and the Carbon Management Plan in the every-day life of the School.

We have been working towards greening the department for two years now. In 2013, we were awarded the Bronze Award for Sustainability and we are now working towards Silver. Current members of our team are Keren Darmon, Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde, Michael Etheridge and MSc student assistants Yingfeng Luo and Skye Featherstone.

Our goals are to

  • Raise awareness, foster sustainable practices and bring about real environmental change
  • Reduce energy consumption by keeping room temperatures within a sensible range as well as switching off lights and monitors when away from work station
  • Reduce waste by printing double sided
  • Reuse other materials instead of throwing them away, such as old documents for scrap paper or travel mugs for coffee and tea (e.g. the LSE Smart Mug)
  • Recycle waste and increase the amount of rubbish that is separated properly
  • Promote sustainable transport and travel amongst staff, students and visitors according to the LSE Travel Plan



Here’s our latest student and staff Media@LSE & Green Impact Newsletter.