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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

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Design and create a garden to boost biodiversity at UCL

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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.

Cruciform Hub awarded Gold for green credentials

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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.

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

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Coming ahead of a large number of entrants from universities across London, UCL MSc student Louis Rutherford's off-grid barge project has been chosen as one of only ten finalists in the Mayor's Low Carbon Entrepreneur competition.

Free cycle tours of London (bikes provided!)

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Cycle tours with TfL
  • Boost your confidence

  • Learn to cycle safely

  • Discover new routes

  • Get a free lunch

Green Impact Spring League Table

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The results of Green Impact (so far) are in! Huge congratulations to everyone involved for a high number of actions taken already. Green Impact veterans PALS are in the lead, but there's still plenty of time to catch up and challenge them. And don’t be put off if your team hasn’t taken many actions yet - there are still almost three months to go until the final deadline for this year's programme (on 25/05/15).

Come for a free cycling adventure around London

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Join the London by Bike team on a free cycling adventure around London; discover new routes, boost your cycling confidence and enjoy a free lunch or dinner on us when you finish.

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

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Fairtrade Fortnight is 23rd February - 8th March, and all staff and students are encouraged to get involved.

Attend the VSU Green Volunteering Fair

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  • Thursday 12th February 2015
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wilkins Haldane Room, off the North Cloisters

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. 

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