University Earth Day Summit: How to become a sustainable, net zero carbon University

On Earth Day 2021 (22 April), the University will be hosting an online event for staff and students to engage with the newly launched Sustainability Strategy.

The Sustainability Strategy states three broad aims for the institution – to achieve net zero carbon by 2035, reduce our waste by 50% by 2025 and for every student to undertake a sustainability-related module, extra-curricular activity, or learning as part of their programme.

UN Sustainable Development goals

The University of Liverpool ‘Earth Day Summit’ will take place on 22 April 2021 at 4pm – 5pm and will be an opportunity for staff and students to take part in an online discussion with University colleagues and academics that represent the seven themed working groups responsible for helping to identify and implement actions to address the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Every April 22 since 1970, millions of people around the world mark Earth Day to demonstrate support for environmental protection, highlighting the urgent action we need to take to save our planet.

Panel discussion

There will be presentations from Director of Estates Syd Cottle, Senior Policy Advisor, James Coe, Professor Ric Williams from the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Science and the Guild of Students. This will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion addressing biodiversity, built environment, climate action, culture and community, responsible consumption and production, education for sustainable development and travel and transport.

The University is building a community of sustainability advocates, harnessing strengths in research and education to address the UN Sustainable Development goals and want to hear from the entire University community – staff and students.

Register now

To register your interest in the event, please visit:

You will be able to send in questions during the discussion but if you have any views, ideas or questions you’d like to submit beforehand, please email:

The University’s Sustainability Strategy is available to view at: