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Green Impact Spring League Table

The results of Green Impact (so far) are in! Huge congratulations to everyone involved for a high number of actions taken already. Green Impact veterans PALS are in the lead, but there's still plenty of time to catch up and challenge them. And don’t be put off if your team hasn’t taken many actions yet - there are still almost three months to go until the final deadline for this year's programme (on 25/05/15).
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Published: Mar 6, 2015 4:50:00 PM

Come for a free cycling adventure around London

Join the London by Bike team on a free cycling adventure around London; discover new routes, boost your cycling confidence and enjoy a free lunch or dinner on us when you finish.
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Published: Feb 16, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Fairtrade Fortnight is 23rd February - 8th March, and all staff and students are encouraged to get involved.
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Published: Feb 10, 2015 1:15:00 PM

Attend the VSU Green Volunteering Fair

UCLU Volunteering Services Unit present the Green Volunteering Fair. Come along to find out about a world of opportunities to get involved. More...

Published: Feb 9, 2015 9:41:00 AM

Communications resources

Download these posters to help communicate a variety of sustainability issues in your department of division. If you'd like a poster or other visual resource to help you communicate a specific issue not tackled below, please get in touch


Energy, paper and water-saving posters 

save energy poster  save water poster  take the stairs poster

paper use poster  bring your own mug  recycling is simple

Fume cupboard signage 

fume cupboard - main signage
fume cupboard sash signage

 Green Impact email footers (click for full size versions)

Green Impact email footer 1Green Impact email footer 2Green Impact email footer 3

Waste and recycling signage

UCL has introduced standardised bin signage. Find out more and download the full range of signs

three waste steams recycling

Citations and poster data

Paper poster: between 09/12 and 09/13, UCL bought approximately 50m sheets of paper. Assuming an average paper thickness of 0.1mm, this paper would stack to a height of approximately 5000 metres. 

Switch off poster: Assuming computer is energystar category 'A' and monitor is flatscreen 1280 pixels by 1024 pixels, and power rating is 0.107kW when active. Assuming computer is left on when the building is unoccupied for 14 hours (6pm-8am). 

0.107kW x 14(hours) = 1.498kWh x 365(days) x 0.43kgCO2/kWh = 235.1111kgCO2/year. 

235.1111 / 1.98 (conversion factor for CO2 weight to volume) = 118.74m3 CO2/year. 

Estimated volume of double decker bus = 102.12m3