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Design and create a garden to boost biodiversity at UCL

The Sustainability Team and UCL IoE Gardening Project are offering staff and students the chance to design and create one of four biodiversity-boosting raised beds in Sarah's Garden on the roof terrace at the UCL Institute of Education.
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Published: Mar 31, 2015 2:26:00 PM

Cruciform Hub awarded Gold for green credentials

The recently-refurbished Cruciform Hub has received a RICS Ska Gold award for its environmental credentials, which include energy efficient lighting throughout, use of sustainable timber and 99% of all waste generated by the project avoiding landfill. More...

Published: Mar 25, 2015 1:01:00 PM

UCL student a finalist in Mayor of London's Low Carbon competition

Louis's 'Gaia Gallery' project is based in a heritage canal boat and aims to create the UK’s first entirely off-grid touring event space. The project is volunteer-led and has been shaped by a carbon neutral design that incorporates alternative technologies, reclaimed materials and natural building methods. The barge is also currently being converted to operate on recycled vegetable oil, further improving the impact of the project. More...

Published: Mar 18, 2015 1:17:00 PM

Free cycle tours of London (bikes provided!)

After the success of our first rides, we're running more guided cycle tours around London for UCL students. All abilities are welcome, whether you're a cycling fanatic or a total beginner. Even if you don't have a bike, don't worry; we can provide one.
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Published: Mar 16, 2015 10:04:00 AM

The Sustainability Team

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UCL’s Environmental Sustainability Team works with the UCL community to embed sustainability into projects, processes and behaviours at UCL and beyond. We have a vision for UCL to become a leader in the field of sustainability; through excellence in multidisciplinary academic teaching and research; by creating a culture of collaboration, innovation and action, and through the sustainable development and use of our estate. See the profiles below to find out more about our work. 

Richard Jackson: Director, Sustainability

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
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Expertise: Since taking up his position at University College London in 2011, Richard Jackson has been leading the development and implementation of UCL's environmental sustainability strategy. Currently creating the new ES team at the University, Richard is putting focus on developing the University’s strategy and taking forward some immediate projects.
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Tony Overbury: Sustainability Manager (Waste and Resources)

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
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Expertise: Tony is looking at the materials coming into UCL, how they are used and how they are disposed of, with a view to minimising the amount of material entering the waste stream. He is also the programme manager for the UCL Green Impact programme and is involved with other behaviour change initiatives. Tony provides single point of contact support to UCL Union and SLASH - the School of Arts & Humanities, Laws, Social & Historical Sciences and SSEES.
Tony Overbury

Stephanie Chesters: Sustainability Manager (Environmental Management Systems and BREEAM)

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
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Expertise: Stephanie joined the team in November 2012, supporting teams to incorporate sustainability objectives into construction and other projects across the UCL estate. She is also developing the tools of our Environmental Sustainability Management System (ESMS), supporting our work on EcoCampus, and working across teams to start to embed the ESMS principles into the UCL culture.
Stephanie Chesters

David Anderson: Sustainability Manager (Energy)

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
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Expertise: David Anderson is the focal point for all energy management matters at UCL.
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Joanna Marshall-Cook: Sustainability Advisor (Carbon and Projects)

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
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Expertise: Joanna is working on a refresh of UCL’s carbon management plan – looking at how we can reduce energy consumption from our buildings and make it easier for staff and students to save energy and resources across campus. She is also improving the infrastructure for cycling, walking and public transport and working with project teams to embed sustainability into both our new buildings and refurbishments.
Joanna Marshall-Cook

Alex Green: Stakeholder and Communications Coordinator

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
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Expertise: Alex’s work focuses on supporting staff and students to make positive environmental behaviour changes. As part of this, he focuses on supporting staff and students to take part in UCL Green Impact, Student Switch Off, and a variety of events and programmes throughout the year.
Alex Green