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UCL launches platform to make energy data available to all

Each year, it costs around £14 million and produces over 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide to power UCL's estate and operations. And to manage this impact, we must be able to map and measure it.
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Published: Jun 18, 2015 5:01:00 PM

UCLIC launches hunt to find technological solutions to green challenges

With support from the UCL Sustainability Team, the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) is looking for students to develop innovative uses for technology to help make the university more sustainable. The competition has a £500 prize and the winning entry may be implemented across UCL. More...

Published: Jun 12, 2015 12:51:00 PM

UCL's transformation explored by Artist in Residence

The construction and demolition projects taking place as part of UCL's transformation have been brought to life by the Department of Chemistry's Artist in Residence.
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Published: May 28, 2015 2:51:00 PM

Be part of Junk in the Trunk

Hate waste? Want to help items left in UCL residences go to good causes?
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Published: May 20, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Awareness and good practice

Promoting environmental awareness and good environmental practice is an essential part of improving UCL's impact.

Staff Environmental Responsibilities 

Every member of UCL staff has a responsibility to carry out their duties in a resource efficient way and actively support UCL’s Sustainability Strategy, policies and objectives within the remit of their role. 

Find out more about staff environmental responsibilities

Departmental Environmental Responsibilities

Find out more about the new Head of Department environmental responsibilities and how these relate to those of the Department Environment Officer and Green Champions. 

Find out more about departmental environmental roles and responsibilities

Environmental Awareness course

UCL has launched a new Green Awareness module via Moodle for all staff and students at UCL. This course introduces the key concepts of sustainability and what these mean for you at UCL. It also makes links to research and teaching so that you can develop an understanding of UCL's global sustainability influence.  

Take the course:
Environmental Awareness Moodle course
Adapt these Powerpoint slides to promote the course:

Student Induction UCL (PDF)

Sustainability diagram

CEDREC Environmental Legislation Database

UCL has access to an external database of environmental legislation, CEDREC. This can help to ensure that you, and your department, are up-to-date with changing legislation for your area. Access the database by signing up at www.cedrec.com
Find out more: Guidance notes for using the database

Good Practice Guide for Laboratories 

S-Labs have developed an Environmental Good Practice Guide for Laboratories.
Find out more: 
Good Practice Guide for Labs

take the stairs poster

Environmental Management System Moodle

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 Environmental Sustainability Management System Moodle page. Just use your UCL login details here:

Environmental Management System Moodle

Posters and communication resources

We have a growing selection of posters and visual resources to help you raise awareness and create action in your own department or division. If you'd like a poster or other visual resource to help you communicate a specific issue not tackled here, just get in touch:

Posters and communication resources