GREEN UCL

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Design and create a garden to boost biodiversity at UCL

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.
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Published: Mar 31, 2015 2:26:00 PM

Cruciform Hub awarded Gold for green credentials

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. More...

Published: Mar 25, 2015 1:01:00 PM

UCL student a finalist in Mayor of London's Low Carbon competition

Louis's 'Gaia Gallery' project is based in a heritage canal boat and aims to create the UK’s first entirely off-grid touring event space. The project is volunteer-led and has been shaped by a carbon neutral design that incorporates alternative technologies, reclaimed materials and natural building methods. The barge is also currently being converted to operate on recycled vegetable oil, further improving the impact of the project. More...

Published: Mar 18, 2015 1:17:00 PM

Free cycle tours of London (bikes provided!)

After the success of our first rides, we're running more guided cycle tours around London for UCL students. All abilities are welcome, whether you're a cycling fanatic or a total beginner. Even if you don't have a bike, don't worry; we can provide one.
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Published: Mar 16, 2015 10:04:00 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