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Living in UCL accommodation? Get Student Switch Off Volunteer Training

We're looking for enthusiastic, environmentally-minded students currently living in UCL accommodation to become ambassadors for the Student Switch off campaign. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2015 1:44:00 PM

All departments encouraged to take part in UCL's Green Impact programme

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2015-16 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to take part.  More...

Published: Sep 28, 2015 2:52:00 PM

'Whole Earth?' environmental exhibition comes to Gordon Square Gardens

A new free exhibition will run in Gordon Square Gardens from the 21st September - 16th October, tackling the environmental challenges we face in a changing and increasingly interconnected world.  More...

Published: Sep 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Sustainability excellence showcased at the UCL Green Impact Awards

UCL action for sustainability was celebrated this week at the Sustainability Team's annual Green Impact Awards. Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability Team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of staff and students in creating a more sustainable UCL.  More...

Published: Sep 17, 2015 11:26:00 AM


There are many ways to get involved in activities related to the environment at UCL. Here are a selection of resources to help you spread environmental awareness in your department, promote active travel and tackle waste. Take a look at our get involved section for information about our initiatives and programmes.

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Environmental awareness, good practice and training

We have a variety of different resources for staff and students to help spread environmental awareness and the use of good practice. This includes a new online Green Awareness course, posters, a database of environmental legislation and an environmental good practice guide for laboratories.

Find out more awareness, good practice and training

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Materials and recycling 

Get information about materials and recycling at UCL, find out how to dispose of waste effectively and register for WARPit - an online portal which allows staff at UCL to redistribute (give, loan or share) resources within UCL and beyond.

Find out more about materials and recycling at UCL

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Active travel 

Active travel is a great way to save money, keep fit and improve your environmental impact. Find out more about UCL's Travel Plan and Cycle Scheme, as well as where cycle parking and shower facilities are available.

Find out more about active travel at UCL

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Energy and carbon 

UCL has a large carbon footprint and it'll take the efforts of everyone; students, academics and professional services staff to help reduce it. We have a dedicated Carbon Management Plan and are currently working towards an updated version.  

Find out more about energy and carbon.


Procurement and Purchasing 

The products and services we buy have impacts in their manufacture, use and disposal. Whether it's buying products that use recycled materials, that use less energy in their use, that conform to standards like Fairtrade,or are designed to reuse at end of life; buying better products gives us the opportunity to reduce waste and save energy and resources.  

Find out more about procurement and purchasing

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UCL Estates has a large portfolio of construction and refurbishment projects. These not only have a sustainability impact during the works themselves, but also during the lifetime of the completed projects. There are a number of tools available to use to improve this impact. 

Find out more about construction