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South Ken ZEN+ Programme

South Ken ZEN+ - Leading positive change

The Exhibition Road Cultural Group (ERCG)* is a partnership of 22 world-leading science and arts institutions in South Kensington. We are the world’s original cultural district bringing together creativity and expertise in science, design and the arts to lead, innovate and inspire.

South Ken ZEN+ is our collective response to the climate and biodiversity crisis.  With the parallel aims of becoming a zero emissions (ZE) and nature positive (N+) neighbourhood, South Ken ZEN+ is an ambitious programme to accelerate action in response to the greatest challenge of our age.

The South Ken Zen+ Programme will expand and amplify good work that is already happening across our membership through sharing knowledge, research and expertise, and developing collective action in four priority areas:

  • Zero Emissions
  • Nature Positive
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Travel

 Through the South Ken ZEN+ Programme we are collectively creating and sustaining momentum with a core programme of work that will spearhead action beyond our boundaries. These include:

  • Sharing knowledge and best practice with a ZEN+ toolkit providing a reporting framework and shared baseline metrics.
  • Shaping a sustainable supply chain together via a range of ZEN+ procurement commitments
  • Harnessing our expertise to find better solutions with a ZEN+ research lab
  • Creating collaborative transformational improvements across the district together with the local community, providing benefits to everyone who lives, visits, works and studies here.

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Algae Meadow - part of the South Ken Green Trail in 2021 (credit Luke O'Donovan)