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Sodexo and UCL awarded Silver Food for Life Catering Mark

Marking a commitment to providing healthy and sustainable food, Sodexo has achieved the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark at UCL. The university's catering partner since 2014, Sodexo serves over 26,000 students across UCL's Bloomsbury campus.
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Published: Aug 11, 2015 12:17:00 PM

UCL a finalist in the 2015 Green Gown Awards

Now in their eleventh year, the Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. And UCL is a finalist in these awards for its pioneering approach to reducing vehicles on its Bloomsbury campus. More...

Published: Jul 10, 2015 10:11:00 AM

UCL launches platform to make energy data available to all

Each year, it costs around £14 million and produces over 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide to power UCL's estate and operations. And to manage this impact, we must be able to map and measure it.
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Published: Jul 1, 2015 10:01:00 AM

UCLIC launches hunt to find technological solutions to green challenges

With support from the UCL Sustainability Team, the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) is looking for students to develop innovative uses for technology to help make the university more sustainable. The competition has a £500 prize and the winning entry may be implemented across UCL. More...

Published: Jun 12, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Green Impact 2013-14 is now live!

23 October 2013

This is an exciting time for Green Impact at UCL. After lots of work, discussion and feedback from previous participants, this year's workbook is now live. Last year, an incredible 25 departmental teams took part in the programme, from engineering to languages, to the careers service and libraries. This year, we're working to make this number even higher. 

Green Impact Award 2013 Gold CEGE

CEGE win Gold at the 2012 Green Impact award ceremony

Break big changes into simple steps

We know that reducing your environmental impact can be a real challenge. Green Impact helps by breaking down environmental improvements into simple, manageable actions. These actions are set out in an online workbook that makes taking action easy, more participatory and more fun. And UCL's Environmental Sustainability team is on hand to provide help, every step of the way. 

Build on your successes

Last year, departments made ran some amazing projects as part of Green Impact. For instance, the team of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences ran their own Green Awareness Day and also brightened up a grey area of Bedford Way by creating a garden. But it's not all about big actions. By simply joining and using WARPit (a website for UCL staff to share resources and equipment), teams across the university are helping to save energy, resources and money. 

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Before and after: the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences garden

Engage students

Students are also a vital part of the programme. When it comes to auditing departments at the end of the year, we recruit students and provide them with a recognised training to help them do this. We'll also recruit and train students to work alongside any staff Green Impact team that thinks it would benefit from some extra help. 

Find out more and get involved

Green Impact runs from October 2013 - March 2014. You can find out about the programme here
You can register your team’s Green Impact workbook at: www.greenimpact.org.uk/ucl.
Contact the UCL Environmental Sustainability team to find out more: alex.green[at]ucl.ac.uk