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UCL achieves Highly Commended for Sustainable Facilities Management

UCL and its partners Office and General and Bywaters have received a Highly Commended accolade at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) awards. More...

Published: Nov 12, 2014 10:43:00 AM


UCL backs proposed Cycle Superhighways

Image: a visualisation of proposed segregated two-way cycle track on Tower Hill

Published: Nov 6, 2014 5:17:00 PM


Will your department take part in UCL Green Impact?

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2014-15 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to get involved.  More...

Published: Oct 31, 2014 5:10:00 PM


Share your ideas to create a more sustainable UCL

The Sustainability Team are gathering ideas, views and insights into how we can all create a more sustainable UCL. After all, no one knows your departments, buildings and your work like you do.  More...

Published: Oct 29, 2014 10:34:00 AM


Become an ambassador for the Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur 

The Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur has returned to find more student-led sustainable business ideas. And London City Hall is looking for ambassadors to promote the competition.  More...

Published: Oct 27, 2014 3:45:00 PM

Green Impact Award April 24th 2013

2 May 2013

Green Impact Award 2013 Gold CEGE

NUS Green Impact Programme

The NUS Green Impact programme has been in progress at UCL for the second year running.

The programme encourages teams to undertake a number of actions to reduce their environmental impacts - thereby contributing to UCL's overall environmental sustainability programme.

In 2011/12, 19 UCL teams signed up and completed actions as part of Green Impact. In 2012/13, 29 teams have got involved in the programme and undertaken actions ranging from the purchase of sustainable food to the use of UCL's waste reuse scheme, WarpIt. As a result of the programme, UCL was able to achieve the following outcomes:

Energy: This year an estimated 2011 people were reached by teams putting up awareness raising notices and posters encouraging people to switch of lights and equipment when not needed, potentially saving 7,038kg CO2 per year.

Waste: An estimated 1920 people have been reached by teams raising awareness to print and photocopy doublesided, potentially saving 108,594kg CO2 and £40,220 on resource costs this year across the institution.

Waste: An estimated 1280 people have been reached by teams raising awareness around how to recycle different materials, potentially saving 41,068kg CO2.

The Green Impact Gold Award is presented to the team which has achieved the greatest number of actions against the programme workbook. This year, CEGE Green Group retained the Award which they won in 2011/12. Some of the elements which were identified by CEGE as key to their success included senior management support, engagement with and participation from the students and a collaborative approach to problem solving with all team members involved and given responsibility.

The Green UCL team would like to thank all the teams which took part. The programme will be running again in 2013/14 and we will be looking for even more teams to get involved.

  Mark Roberts Received Environmental Hero Award

Green Impact Award 2013 Enviro Hero

  Team Green Counts: Working Towards Bronze Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Green counts

  Team PALS: Silver Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 PALS

  Team CEGE: Gold Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Gold CEGE Lab

  Team Careers Service: Bronze Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Careers Service

  Team Walk the Green Line: Bronze Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Walk the green line

  Team Going for Green: Silver Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Going for Green

  Team SSEES Library: Bronze Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Library SSEES

  Team Green Darwin: Bronze Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Green Darwin

  Team Facilities: Bronze Accreditation

Green Impact Award 2013 Facilities

   Thanking Joanna Romanowicz for all of her work

Green Impact Award 2013 Joanna