The SWG is a student-led group created after the 1st MRC Centre for Environment and Health’s Sustainability Workshop. It's members are students and staff from MRC Centre for Environment and Health at Imperial College London with an amazing drive for change and a profound passion for sustainability. We want to be a friendly and energetic space for discussion around green opportunities for the MRC Centre and the college.

Members: Aina Roca Barcelo (Phd), Annalisa Sheehan (Phd), Rhiannon S Thompson (Phd), Carl Desouza (Phd), Richard Belcher (Phd), Stav Friedman (Research Assistant), Joseph Levermore (Phd), Allison Gaines (Phd), Ed Seleiro (Scientific Manager), Fred Piel (Lecturer)


Sustainability Report

The first action taken by the MRC-CEH-SWG was to generate a comprehensive and thorough report analysing the barriers and
opportunities for sustainable changes within the MRC Centre and more broadly the college, and to make informative recommendations.
More specifically, the report aims to: (i) better understand current practises; (ii) identify barriers and challenges to sustainable
alternatives, (iii) identify opportunities, and (iv) make clear and diverse recommendations of both feasible and effective alternatives.

The report has been approved by the heads of Department Prof. Paul Elliot and Prof. Frank Kelly.

Download here.


Launch of the MRC Sustainability Report and Survey

16th October 2020 

On Friday 16th October we officially Launched our Report and survey. Our Centre directors, Prof Paul Elliott and Prof. Frank Kelly opened the event which was followed by a presentation of the report and survey by the group. There were also some surprises, like interactive polls and an open discussion at the end. Overall over 40 attendees. Thanks to everyone who made it possible!

Live recording of the day:                                                                                      Download our presentation:



Sustainability Survey

The MRC Centre for Environment and Health is looking to improve its sustainability practises but first we need to better understand your current challenges and barriers so that we can provide adequate solutions. We are aware that COVID-19 times are not usual times, and that most of you are working from home. However, we would like to ask you to answer to the following survey thinking of your "usual office behaviour", that of pre-COVID times

Please, answer the survey and BE A PART OF THE CHANGE!

Guide to a sustainable lifestyle

We believe a more sustainable way of living exists and we want to help you achieve it!

Here you will find a comprehensive colletion of actions you can take to live a more sustainable lifestyle both on-campus and off-campus.
What are you waiting for!? Go check it out!

Download our full Guide to Sustainable Living 






Sustainability workshop 

On the 29th of January 2020, a group of students and staff members from Imperial College London gathered with one objective: to identify the barriers to a more sustainable workspace. This was part of the 1rst MRC Centre for Environment and Health’s Sustainability Workshop, organised by the MRC Researchers Society’s co-chair Aina Roca Barceló (1st year President PhD Scholar), supported by the MRC Centre for Environment and Health, within the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department (EBS), represented by Drs Fred Piel and Eduardo Seleiro. This was kindly funded by the Research Community Fund at Imperial College London. 

To kick-off the event, we were guided by  Prof. Paul Lickiss, the new Academic Leader in Sustainability for Imperial College London,
through the past, present and future initiatives happening at Imperial College. Right after, Dr Nicola Hogan from the Sustainability Team at King’s College London shared with us some tips and recommendations from their prize-wining sustainability programme. This was followed by a delicious vegeterian and vegan lunch to fuel our brains and get ready for the exciting afternoon ahead of us. For more than 2 hours, we discussed, played and brainstormed together, trying to decipher the intricacies of making our departments more sustainabile and finding those weak points to shift the balance. 

Overall, the workshop was well received by both the participants and the keynote speakers, who engaged in part of the co-creation workshop. Based on the feedback, the workshop helped to create a great space to discuss with peers’ and institutional representatives’ views, concerns and ideas to keep pushing our university forward and set the seed for a sustainability network.





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Website:  MRC-CEH-SWG website