UCL is currently preparing a formal response to Transport for London's proposals for both a new segregated East-West Cycle Superhighway through Central London and a North-South Cycle Superhighway between Elephant & Castle and King's Cross. If you'd like to make any make any suggestions to be considered as part of this response, please contact Joanna Marshall-Cook before Friday 3rd October. More...
Published: Sep 26, 2014 10:28:00 AM
As part of UCL’s ongoing work to improve recycling rates, a new approach to waste and recycling is being introduced across the university. This includes a new way to segregate waste, the introduction of hundreds of news bins and a unified waste signage scheme. More...
Published: Sep 19, 2014 11:02:00 AM
As part of UCL's ongoing work to improve cycling facilities for staff and students, the UCL Sustainability Team have completed the installation of new parking spaces for 181 bikes around the Bloomsbury campus. More...
Published: Aug 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM
William Hines (Computer Science): Reseed - the mission to redistribute unidentified wealth
Every year over 250 million gallons of oil, 10 million trees and 1 billion gallons of water are used to create receipts, generating 1.5 billion lbs of trash in America alone. At the same time, paper receipts often get lost. Reseed is a mobile application and loyalty card program which removes the need for paper receipts and allows users to access their receipts online. A proportion of the money saved by not printing receipts will be donated to plant trees.
Reseed is a student led business, and our pilot program will begin on the UCL campus later this year, before extending to retailers in greater London.
The wider vision of Reseed is innovation in wealth distribution. This focusses on areas that have previously been under-targeted and ignored, including airmiles, phone minutes/texts and distributed computing.
Reseed - give up something you don’t need. Give someone else something they do.