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New bike racks installed around UCL

As part of UCL's ongoing work to improve cycling facilities for staff and students, the UCL Sustainability Team have completed the installation of new parking spaces for 181 bikes around the Bloomsbury campus.  More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM

UCL engineers work with contractors to boost biodiversity

The replacement of air handling equipment on a roof at 1-19 Torrington Place has been used to trial an innovative approach to working with UCL's contractors to boost biodiversity.  More...

Published: Aug 12, 2014 2:02:00 PM

Green UCL Annual Report published 

Green UCL’s Annual Report for 2012-13 is now ready. This report showcases examples of best practice and sets out our progress in creating a more sustainable UCL. More...

Published: Aug 5, 2014 3:54:00 PM

Students: give your feedback and get a £10 Waterstones voucher


In the autumn term, we’ll be running a big project about the future of UCL’s carbon emissions.  More...

Published: Jul 21, 2014 2:46:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology's Roof Garden

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The Institute of Archaeology has a thriving green team. They’re actively involved improving UCL’s environmental impact; organising book fairs, photo competitions and scoring highly in the Green Impact programme.

Last year, a group of staff and students with a shared interest in starting a growing project got together to discuss their options. Their building has a large, south-facing roof terrace area, with plenty of space for plants.

The tomato crop was so successful they were even able to make chutney from it.

So with support from their building manager, they got started; growing chillies, mint, chives, oregano, basil, mint and heritage ‘Russian Black’ tomatoes in pots and grow-bags on the roof. The tomato crop was so successful they were even able to make chutney from it.

This year, they’re expanding the project and getting more staff and students involved. They’ve got big plans (and even an archaeological botanist on board), so watch this space.

Find out more about the work of the Institute of Archaeology's Green Team.  


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