Celebration of Sustainability 2014

I am encouraged to see the progress we are continuously making as a school to reduce our environmental impact.

Julia Black,

Interim Director LSE

After hundreds of recycled batteries, thousands of Fairtrade teabags and one or two electric heater amnesties, Green Impact 2014 has come to an end. 

We celebrated in style at our annual awards ceremony last week held in the magnificent Shaw library.  Students and staff from across the School were awarded for their involvement in Green Impact and their many other achievements in improving the sustainability of the School. 

The event which was attended by over 60 people, was hosted by Susan Scholefield, the School’s secretary, there were also speeches given by NUS Project Officer Michelle Farrell, along with Dave Scott, the Head of the Maths department (currently on Sabbatical) who gave a fascinating talk on his sustainable beer brewing project. The awards were followed by a sustainable buffet and Green themed quiz. 


Green Impact Results 


  • Economics Department
  • International Department
  • Student Services Centre
  • Statistics Department
  • Student Recruitment, Widening Participation & Undergraduate Admissions
  • Philosophy Department
  • Delmonte
  • Butlers Wharf


  • Bankside House
  • Library
  • LSE Health and Social Care
  • Methodology Department
  • High Holborn
  • Media and Communications
  • Financial Markets Group
  • Passfield Halls
  • Gender Department


  • Government
  • Department of Management
  • ERD Tower 3
  • Finance Division
  • Estates Division
  • Residential Services
  • Information Management Technology
  • Carr-Saunders
  • LSE Northumberland House


  • LSE Advancement
  • Mathematics Department
  • Rosebery Hall


  • Rosebery Hall

Best Student Engagement

  • Passfield Hall

Best Staff Engagement

  • Residential Services

Environmental Hero Award

  • Andra Fry from the Library
  • Dan Reeves from Estates Division

Outstanding contribution to Sustainability

  • Justine Rose from LSE Advancement


Student Switch off Winners

  • Student Switch Off is an inter-hall energy saving competition between halls of residence at LSE. Together, LSE residents have reduced carbon emissions by 10.8% - an energy reduction equivalent to 5,351,719 cups of tea! Over 600 students across LSE halls of residence have been switching off.
  • For the third year running Carr Saunders Hall won the Switch Off Competition.