Sustainability Week 2024  

Morley’s Sustainability Week is fast approaching: it will take place 22– 26 April. Sustainability Week is all about making people more aware of how we can take care of the environment and tackle climate change.   

“Sustainability Week at Morley is designed to raise awareness about environmental issues, promote sustainable practices, and encourage individuals to take action towards a more sustainable lifestyle,” said Alexander Gifford, Sustainability Champion.

“It will involve a series of activities, workshops, and events focused on topics such as upcycling, waste reduction, and sustainable living practices.”

This year, Morley is enhancing the way we take on Sustainability Week with activities and workshops around the college. Check out the booklet here and the programme below!   

What’s on?  

Monday 22 April – 26 April at All Centres: Vegan Menu Options  

During Sustainability Week in all the College canteens, in addition to the usual menu we will be providing more plant-based food options. Choose to taste an alternative menu and take part in doing something good for the planet and our future. 

Monday 22 – Friday 26 April at All Centres: E-Waste Collection 

During Sustainability Week, the college will be placing a clearly labelled waste deposit bin at each centre to collect any e-waste you are looking to dispose of. All e-waste collected during this time will be safely disposed of. 

22 April – 26 April Test your Carbon Footprint: All Centres 

There are lots of great apps that you can use to explore your carbon footprint and ways to make positive changes. Why not have a look during Sustainability Week and plan your more sustainable future? Scan below!

Monday 22 – 26 April 11:00 – 2:00pm at Waterloo Centre: Bookshelf Swap  

In the second year of the Waterloo Centre Bookshelf Swap, we are looking to continue providing an opportunity to share the beloved stories you have already read and discover something new. 

How will it work? 

A bookshelf will be available in the Foyer at Waterloo Centre. You are welcome to bring in a book/s and swap with any book you are interested in on the shelf. We encourage anyone swapping bookings to leave the same number of books/s you have taken. Books must be in good condition. 


Monday 22 April – 1:30pm – 4:30pm at North Kensington: Vintage Fashion Fair 

Join us for a celebration event of sustainable fashion, the Vintage Fashion Fair in the Main Hall at North Kensington Centre. This is a brilliant opportunity to donate any unwanted clothes or find a new favourite outfit. Our fashion students will be attending to assist with styling and helping you find and design your new look. If you love fashion and want to save the planet, come to the Vintage Fashion Fair.  

Tuesday 23 April – 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Waterloo: Penny Lecture: Design with Nature with Kristina Rozynski and Carol Costello 

Kristina Roszynski and Carol Costello, partners at Cullinan Studio, will discuss recent projects including Marlborough Sports Garden with a focus on the World Earth Day theme of Planet vs Plastics and our collaboration with London South Bank University on energy projects research. 

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Wednesday 24 April – 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Waterloo: Morley Dye Garden with Permablitz London 

Join Susannah Hall from Permablitz London and Zoë Burt, head of Textiles at Morley College for an evening event in the Morley Dye Garden. Learn about sustainable design, natural dye plants, soil health, water planning, ecology, and biodiversity. Talk, tour and see our natural dye demonstration, and we will have some dye plant seeds available for planting and to give away.  

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Wednesday 24 April – 12:30 – 1:30pm at Waterloo (The Foyer): Up-cycling and Mending Workshop

Do you need advise on how to up-cycle or mend your clothes. Join our textiles team who will be on hand to show you examples of upcycling and visible mending. Feel free to bring your clothing items that you need directional support on how to mend them. The team will provide basic needles and thread and embroidery thread and scrap fabrics for applique. The team will also provide you with some instructional handouts to take away if you are interested. This is a a casual drop-in workshop.

Wednesday 24 April – 12:30 – 4:00pm at Waterloo (Emma Cons Hall): My Green Pledge

Community learning is hosting ‘My Green Pledge’ in the Emma Cons Hall for Sustainability week. The event will involve interactive workshops, group discussions, vegan/vegetarian snacks and goody bags! All students are welcome to attend, there is no need to book your spot.

Friday 26 April – 2:30pm – 5:00pm at Waterloo Garden: Pollinator Friendly Planting in the Waterloo Garden 

Planting Wild Scabious plug plants in suitable locations. With a long flowering period, this is one of the best plants to attract a variety of pollinators and will hopefully self-seed for the coming year. We are looking for volunteers to help with the planting and this will be exciting to watch the plant grow as the seasons come and go.  

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Don’t miss out on these activities and reserve your spot now!