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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

UCL's transformation explored by Artist in Residence

The construction and demolition projects taking place as part of UCL's transformation have been brought to life by the Department of Chemistry's Artist in Residence.
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Published: May 28, 2015 2:51:00 PM

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UCL a finalist in the 2015 Green Gown Awards

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Green Gown Awards 2015

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.

UCL launches platform to make energy data available to all

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Carbon Culture

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.

UCLIC launches hunt to find technological solutions to green challenges

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UCLIC Green Technology Competition

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.

UCL's transformation explored by Artist in Residence

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Urban Alchemy

The construction and demolition projects taking place as part of UCL's transformation have been brought to life by the Department of Chemistry's Artist in Residence.

Be part of Junk in the Trunk

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Junk in the Trunk

Hate waste? Want to help items left in UCL residences go to good causes?

Free IEMA Approved environmental auditor training for students

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Receive Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) approved environmental auditor training and a free lunch, before delivering audits of UCL departments.

UCL's Sustainability Annual Report: our progress

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UCL's Annual Report 2013-14

This Annual Report (2013-14) marks our successes and challenges in creating a more sustainable university. Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability, introduces the report and thanks the UCL community for their invaluable contributions to this progress.

UCL IOE Biodiversity Garden Competition winners announced

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Gardening at UCL

The UCL Institute of Education gardens provide a haven for wildlife (and UCL staff and students), on the roof of the UCL Institute of Education. And for the past month, members of the UCL community have been given the opportunity to submit their designs for one of four biodiversity-supporting raised beds in the gardens.

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.

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