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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

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