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UCL's People & Planet University League 2015 score

Compiled by student campaigning organisation People & Planet, the University League is an independent ranking of UK universities on their environmental and ethical performance.  More...

Published: Jan 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Pop-up cycling cafes from London By Cycle

Never ridden a bike before but want to try? Got a new bike and looking for advice on good routes? Ride a little but wish you were more confident? Just want a free coffee and to chat about bikes? More...

Published: Jan 12, 2015 11:08:00 AM

The Christmas Switch Off: your impact

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Christmas Switch Off. The savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact.  More...

Published: Jan 9, 2015 9:50:00 AM

Free environmental auditor training for students and staff

The Sustainability Team is running free environmental auditor training sessions to cover the basics of how to undertake an audit, and to give an opportunity to conduct an audit of a UCL building.  More...

Published: Jan 8, 2015 11:53:00 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.