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What is UCL doing to respond to global sustainability challenges? 

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Climate change is one of, if not the most significant challenges of modern society. It affects all aspects of our economy, society, and the environment. Our growing population will need to face up to challenges of energy, water and food insecurities.

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UCL’s campus is undergoing the largest transformation of its history, with £1.2 billion being spent on creating state-of-the-art buildings, designed to be good for the environment and student welfare. Our latest buildings, including the new Bartlett School headquarters, have won awards for their sustainable designs. All buildings have been built with and kitted-out in, environmentally conscious materials and products such as sustainable paints, timber from well managed forests and reusable furniture. They are also extremely energy efficient.  The refurbishment of the new Architecture school building, 22 Gordon St. has reduced energy use by 75% while providing 30% more space for students.

Help Bentham switch off this Easter, he's no spring chicken!

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During the holidays, despite UCL being closed, a vast amount of equipment and appliances are left on, including lights, fridges, printers, chargers, heaters and specialist lab equipment. Before we ran the Easter Switch Off campaign, UCL spent £26,400 on Easter Sunday alone- and no one was even on campus!

UCL Sustainability Officer Evan Landy is nominated for Rising Star Award

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Rising Star Nomination

Colleague Evan Landy made the final shortlist through his work on UCL’s biodiversity action plan, such as the recent installation of swift nesting boxes, and leading UCL’s pioneering work on sustainable fit-outs.

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