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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

James Paskins (VP: Research): Addressing the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

3.4 billion people live in cities, making these densely packed, complex, built systems home to nearly half the of world’s population. UCL has identified urban sustainability as a key area of societal relevance, an area in which a solid research base can inform policy and practice. UCL research strategy highlights the importance of bringing cross-disciplinary teams together to deliver research, engagement and outreach work with real impact.

As well as looking ahead to 50 years after the Olympics with the London 2062 project, the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities (GCSC) has been trying to unlock the urban health advantage, deliver sustainable transport, and use different cultural perspectives to change energy use behaviour.

This poster will outline the work of UCL GCSC, including coverage of our recent commission for the Lancet and examples from our vibrant small grants scheme.