And Not Destroy Planet Earth! By Jon Clift. There are 250,000 new students going into higher education each year, who will all be in the front line as the effects of climate change start to bite. UK university and higher education institutions emit 3.2m tonnes of CO2 a year. Friendly, cool and easy to use, How to be a Student and Not Destroy Planet Earth! gives student living away from home all the information they need to cut their carbon emissions - both their own and their university's.