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Share your images of sustainability

Green UCL is gathering your interpretations and visualisations of key sustainability themes for their Annual Report. Winning entries will receive a £50 prize and coverage in this widely-read report.  More...

Published: Jan 28, 2015 2:42:00 PM

UCL's People & Planet University League 2015 score

Compiled by student campaigning organisation People & Planet, the University League is an independent ranking of UK universities on their environmental and ethical performance.  More...

Published: Jan 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Pop-up cycling cafes from London By Cycle

Never ridden a bike before but want to try? Got a new bike and looking for advice on good routes? Ride a little but wish you were more confident? Just want a free coffee and to chat about bikes? More...

Published: Jan 12, 2015 11:08:00 AM

The Christmas Switch Off: your impact

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Christmas Switch Off. The savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact.  More...

Published: Jan 9, 2015 9:50:00 AM

News & Comment

Share your images of sustainability

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Green UCL is gathering your interpretations and visualisations of key sustainability themes for their Annual Report. Winning entries will receive a £50 prize and coverage in this widely-read report. 

UCL's People & Planet University League 2015 score

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UCL has moved up the rankings of the People & Planet University League, jumping from 61st to 29th place out of 151 UK universities.

Pop-up cycling cafes from London By Cycle

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Never ridden a bike before but want to try? Got a new bike and looking for advice on good routes? Ride a little but wish you were more confident? Just want a free coffee and to chat about bikes?

The Christmas Switch Off: your impact

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Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Christmas Switch Off. The savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact. 

Free environmental auditor training for students and staff

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The Sustainability Team is running free environmental auditor training sessions to cover the basics of how to undertake an audit, and to give an opportunity to conduct an audit of a UCL building. 

Cut down on waste and get an extra £200 in your pocket

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Catherine Windrow works for North London Waste Authority and took part in Green Space at the North Observatory earlier this term. Here she shares some easy tips to reduce waste, improve your environmental impact and save money. 

Free hydrogen-powered mulled apple juice and switching off stickers

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On Tuesday 9th December, 12-2pm, we'll be raising awareness about the Christmas Switch Off by giving away free mulled apple juice powered by the UCL's brilliant UCell hydrogen fuel cell in the Main Quad. 

The Sustainability Team is recruiting!

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Want to join UCL’s Sustainability Team and help improve the sustainability of our business and projects?

Want to receive high quality training and support?

UCL achieves Highly Commended for Sustainable Facilities Management

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

UCL backs proposed Cycle Superhighways

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

UCL has expressed support for Transport for London's proposed North-South and East-West Cycle Superhighways. 

Will your department take part in UCL Green Impact?

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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. 

Share your ideas to create a more sustainable UCL

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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. 

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

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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. 

Gearing up for a new year

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A cycling university

UCL loves cycling. Whether it’s the student-led Bike Logic project running free bike maintenance sessions, the Cycling Club’s regular rides and races, or just the thousands of you who cycle every day; we’re a university well-placed for travel on two wheels.

UCL's response to Transport for London's proposed Cycle Superhighways

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UCL is currently preparing a formal response to Transport for London's proposals for both a new segregated East-West Cycle Superhighway through Central London and a North-South Cycle Superhighway between Elephant & Castle and King's Cross. If you'd like to make any make any suggestions to be considered as part of this response, please contact Joanna Marshall-Cook before Friday 3rd October. 

A new approach to recycling at UCL

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As part of UCL’s ongoing work to improve recycling rates, a new approach to waste and recycling is being introduced across the university. This includes a new way to segregate waste, the introduction of hundreds of news bins and a unified waste signage scheme. 

New bike racks installed around UCL

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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. 

UCL engineers work with contractors to boost biodiversity

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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. 

Green UCL Annual Report published 

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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.

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

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

UCL action for sustainability celebrated at the Green Impact Awards

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UCL's President & Provost, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of the UCL community in tackling our environmental impacts this week at the Green Impact Award Ceremony.  

Get Cycling Event: Wednesday 14th May, South Quad

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This Wednesday (14th May) from 11am-3pm in the South Quad, London Cycling Campaign and friends will be hosting a free cycling event. 

Big Easter Switch Off: the results!

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Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Big Easter Switch Off. 

The energy savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact. 

UCL achieves Ska Gold rating for Whittington Hospital refurbishment

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UCL has successfully achieved its first Ska Gold certificate for its refurbishment project in the Whittington Hospital. This rating represents environmental best practice in terms of reducing waste, using more sustainable materials, installing highly efficient lighting, and water saving toilets.  

WARPit Competition Now On

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Between Tuesday 18th, until Friday 28th February, the member of staff that lists the most items* on UCL's WARPit site will win some brilliant Fairtrade prizes (as well as the knowledge that you’re making a real reduction to our environmental impact!)

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