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Cut down on waste and get an extra £200 in your pocket

Catherine Windrow works for North London Waste Authority and took part in Green Space at the North Observatory earlier this term. Here she shares some easy tips to reduce waste, improve your environmental impact and save money.  More...

Published: Dec 15, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Free hydrogen-powered mulled apple juice and switching off stickers

On Tuesday 9th December, 12-2pm, we'll be raising awareness about the Christmas Switch Off by giving away free mulled apple juice powered by the UCL's brilliant UCell hydrogen fuel cell in the Main Quad.  More...

Published: Dec 8, 2014 11:22:00 AM

The Sustainability Team is recruiting!

Want to join UCL’s Sustainability Team and help improve the sustainability of our business and projects? More...

Published: Nov 25, 2014 10:35:00 AM

UCL achieves Highly Commended for Sustainable Facilities Management

UCL and its partners Office and General and Bywaters have received a Highly Commended accolade at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) awards. More...

Published: Nov 12, 2014 10:43:00 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