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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

Gearing up for a new year

A cycling university More...

Published: Sep 30, 2014 5:32:00 PM

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

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.  More...

Published: Sep 26, 2014 10:28:00 AM

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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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WARPit Competition

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!)

Green Volunteering Fair - Wednesday 12th February

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Come along to UCLU and Green UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair, 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th February 2014 to find out about a huge variety of ways to make a positive environmental impact. 

Green Impact February League Table

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The latest results of the Green Impact are in! As always, big congratulations to all teams involved - we have a record number of teams taking part and nearly 600 actions taken as a result of the programme so far.

Give your feedback and get a £10 Waterstones voucher

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We need your feedback

This year we launched NETpositive, a new online platform to help connect students with opportunities to make a positive social, environmental and economic impact during their time at UCL. The tool can be found at www.ucl.net-positive.org

Green Impact end of term league table

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The results of Green Impact (so far) are in! Big congratulations to everyone involved, there have been a high number of actions taken already. And don’t be put off if your team hasn’t taken many actions yet – it’s in the New Year that the competition really starts to hot up! 

Mayor's Low Carbon Prize

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Mayor's Low Carbon Prize

Win £20k of funding for your great low carbon idea!

The 2014 Low Carbon Entrepreneur, in partnership with Siemens, is looking for innovative ideas to help reduce London's carbon emissions by 60 per cent before 2025. If you’re a student or recent graduate in London, with a great idea to help slash London's emissions, the Mayor’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2014 competition want to hear from you.

UCL achieves gold standard in environmental audit

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UCL has been awarded Gold EcoCampus certification following an audit of its Environmental Sustainability Management System. Currently used in nearly half of Russell Group universities, EcoCampus is a leading tool to assess environmental management in Higher Education.

UCLoo Festival (Nov 19th - Dec 3rd)

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UCLoo Festival is an exciting series of hands-on activities and events based on research relating to the challenge of redesigning the toilet for the 21st century. The festival’s convenors are Sarah Bell (UCL Urban Laboratory Co-Director), Barbara Penner (Bartlett School of Architecture) and Tse-Hui Teh (Bartlett School of Planning). It opens on UN World Toilet Day on the 19th November and runs until the 3rd December.

UCL wins Green Gown Award for Technical Innovation

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As a reflection of UCL’s growing influence on embedding sustainability in the HE sector, UCL has won its first Green Gown Award. The Green Gown Awards are a celebration of sustainability best practice and recognise pioneering initiatives being championed across the tertiary education sector. 

Green Impact 2013-14 is now live!

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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. 

Cycling Ambassador Bike days in July

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UCL is hosting two more cycling ambassador bike days in July.  The drop in sessions will run on

Wednesday 3rd and Friday 19th July from 11.30 until 15.30 in the South Quad.

Earn rewards for cycling with pleasecycle

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GET REWARDED FOR CYCLING! Win prizes and earn bikemiles for every mile you cycle in Camden.

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