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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

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.