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UCL's People & Planet University League 2015 score

Compiled by student campaigning organisation People & Planet, the University League is an independent ranking of UK universities on their environmental and ethical performance.  More...

Published: Jan 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Pop-up cycling cafes from London By Cycle

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? More...

Published: Jan 12, 2015 11:08:00 AM

The Christmas Switch Off: your impact

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.  More...

Published: Jan 9, 2015 9:50:00 AM

Free environmental auditor training for students and staff

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.  More...

Published: Jan 8, 2015 11:53:00 AM

RESOURCES

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 

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 and good practice


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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.


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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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Construction

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