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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

Green Impact UCL

Green Impact Award 2013 Gold CEGE

What is Green Impact?

Green Impact is a UCL-wide environmental competition and accreditation scheme that allows departments and divisions across the UCL to improve their environmental impact and engage staff and students with essential issues.

I'm a member of staff: how can I take part?

Teams sign up to take part in Green Impact; they may be composed of members from a department or floor of a building. Last year 25 UCL departmental teams took part in the competition. And this year, we're working to make this number even higher. 

Participants take part in Green Impact by working through an online workbook of criteria. Criteria are split into Bronze, Silver and Gold categories, depending on how demanding they are. Depending on how ambitious teams are, they can aim for any one of these scores.

At the end of the year, this online workbook is submitted and the teams are audited by UCL students or staff. Teams that have accumulated enough points will be rewarded with nationally-recognised accreditations at our Green Impact award ceremony.

I'm a student: how can I take part?

Ask your supervisor, Departmental Administrator or Head of Department whether they’re taking part in Green Impact. If they're not, encourage them to do so; Green Impact is an essential way to improve your department's environmental impact. 

If they taking part, you can work alongside them to improve the impact of your department. We can even give you training to help you take part; it’ll improve your department’s environmental performance and look great on your CV. 



Get started!

Get involved. Make a positive environmental impact and engage staff and students with these essential issues. Register your team's online workbook now. If you'd like any more information about Green Impact, please email greenucl[at]ucl.ac.uk. And if you'd like to discuss the programme further or need help setting up your workbook, we're happy to come and visit you in person.  

Register your workbook here: www.greenimpact.org.uk/ucl

Key Dates

  • Green Impact 2013-14 workbook LIVE - October 13th 2013
  • Ongoing Green Impact drop-in sessions
  • Green Impact workbooks close - midnight 7th March '14
  • Green Impact workbooks audited - 19th and 20th March '14
  • Awards ceremony - 5pm, June 10th '14