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

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.  More...

Published: Dec 15, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Free hydrogen-powered mulled apple juice and switching off stickers

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.  More...

Published: Dec 8, 2014 11:22:00 AM

The Sustainability Team is recruiting!

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

Published: Nov 25, 2014 10:35:00 AM

UCL achieves Highly Commended for Sustainable Facilities Management

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

Published: Nov 12, 2014 10:43:00 AM


UCL's Environmental Sustainability Strategy establishes a framework to tackle the environmental impacts of the Institution’s operations (e.g. carbon emissions, water use, waste generated, materials procured and consumed, impact on biodiversity, travel and transport) in the context of supporting and enhancing the Institution’s core academic activities. 

This strategy has been developed in consultation with UCL staff and students and represents a framework for action to be taken. It will be reviewed annually and updated as our understanding of the scale of challenge and opportunity develops. 

It is based on five core aims:   

  • To create a sustainable campus
  • To enable and empower all UCL communities to address their environmental sustainability effects
  • To provide the education, advancement, dissemination and application of sustainable development
  • To maximise the wider impact of UCL's environmental sustainability activities at a local, regional, national and international level
  • To become a leader across the HE sector in terms of environmental sustainability

UCL’s progress against these core aims can be found in the Green UCL Annual Report 2012-13:

You can also download this report as a pdf

Previous Annual Report:

Related documents: 

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UCL is committed to managing its environmental and sustainability impacts and is working to implement an environmental management system to the Ecocampus standard. Procedures and controls (e.g. for emergency preparedness or oil storage), as well as templates and forms, can be found at the UCL Moodle Environmental Sustainability Management System page using your UCL login details.

Get involved: UCL's staff and students will play an important role in UCL's environmental performance. Find out more about getting involved with our programmes and initiatives here.  

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