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UCL achieves Ska Gold rating for Whittington Hospital refurbishment

UCL has successfully achieved its first Ska Gold certificate for its refurbishment project in the Whittington Hospital. This rating represents environmental best practice in terms of reducing waste, using more sustainable materials, installing highly efficient lighting, and water saving toilets.   More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:31:00 PM

WARPit Competition Now On

Between Tuesday 18th, until Friday 28th February, the member of staff that lists the most items* on UCL's WARPit site will win some brilliant Fairtrade prizes (as well as the knowledge that you’re making a real reduction to our environmental impact!) More...

Published: Feb 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Green Volunteering Fair - Wednesday 12th February

Come along to UCLU and Green UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair, 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th February 2014 to find out about a huge variety of ways to make a positive environmental impact.  More...

Published: Feb 7, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Green Impact February League Table

The latest results of the Green Impact are in! As always, big congratulations to all teams involved - we have a record number of teams taking part and nearly 600 actions taken as a result of the programme so far. More...

Published: Feb 6, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Irena McCabe (Science and Technology Studies): Display re environmental sustainability

From an impoverished background in Ireland, Tyndall rose to eminence as a scientist of versatility and distinction. The analysis of his discovery of the greenhouse gases in this poster focuses on his commitment, his procedures, and  the interpretation of his experimental results which  bear fruit today in the foundation of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the year 2000 with its headquarters at the  University of East Anglia, the participation of seven other UK Universities and the Fudan University in Shanghai,  constituting the Tyndall Consortium.

In 1850 Tyndall became inspired by the  book by an Italian physicist Macedonio Melloni’s (1798-1854) “La Thermochrose” in which the author, motivated by his love of nature, pioneered experimental investigations of the thermal properties of substances in the solid and liquid phase. Tyndall boldly resolved to do the same for gases.