GREEN UCL

News & Comment

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

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CURRENT PROGRAMMES


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Christmas Switch Off

During the holidays, the Christmas Switch Off is happening across UCL. It’s all about saving energy, money and carbon by switching off unused appliances, lights and equipment. 

More information about the Christmas Switch Off





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Green Impact UCL 

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and award scheme. It allows departments and divisions across the university to improve their environmental impact and engage staff and students with essential issues.

More information about Green Impact UCL




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Green Champions

Green Champions are a network of staff and student volunteers. They work together to make UCL cleaner, greener and more sustainable. The role is flexible, but at it's core, it's all about being enthusiastic about sustainability issues in departments and working to help improve UCL’s environmental impact.

More information about Green Champions UCL.



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Sustainability Masterclass Lectures

We're relaunching our lunchtime lecture series. These lectures have a focus on boosting sustainability literacy and equipping the UCL community with the knowledge and skills to start improving our environmental impact.  

More information about Sustainability Masterclass Lectures.




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Student Switch Off

Student switch off is an energy-saving competition run across all UCL halls. Get involved to save energy, party and win prizes!

More information about Student Switch Off.







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Junk in the Trunk

Junk in the Trunk is an exciting volunteer reuse and recycling project, that's all about reducing waste in halls of residence. You can volunteer, run pop-up shops or suggest your own projects to be part of it. 

More information about Junk in the Trunk



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Bentham's Farm

Bentham's Farm is a food-growing cooperative run by UCL students at Max Rayne and Ifor Evans Halls in Camden.  

More information about Bentham's Farm.







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Urban Cycle Skills Training

UCL is working with Camden Council to provide staff and students with urban cycle skills training to improve their confidence and ability on London's roads. 

More information about cycle skills training.




PAST PROGRAMMES 


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Degrees of Change

Degrees of Change is a new programme to make UCL more sustainable. We know it’ll take all of us to make this happen. And no one knows your departments, buildings and your work like you do. Share your ideas and help create a more sustainable UCL. 

More information about Degrees of Change






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The Big Easter Switch Off

During the holidays, the Big Easter Switch Off is happening across UCL. It’s all about saving energy, money and carbon by switching off unused appliances, lights and equipment. 

More information about the Big Easter Switch Off











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Green Resolutions

We're gathering your green New Year's resolutions to showcase the diversity of actions that staff, students and academics are taking for a better world.  

More information about Green Resolutions.









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UCL's Living Lab

Where possible, we encourage the use of the UCL estate and infrastructure as a living lab to further research and study. More information about the latest project we've supported can be found here.