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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

UCL backs proposed Cycle Superhighways

Image: a visualisation of proposed segregated two-way cycle track on Tower Hill
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Published: Nov 6, 2014 5:17:00 PM

Will your department take part in UCL Green Impact?

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2014-15 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to get involved.  More...

Published: Oct 31, 2014 5:10:00 PM

Share your ideas to create a more sustainable UCL

The Sustainability Team are gathering ideas, views and insights into how we can all create a more sustainable UCL. After all, no one knows your departments, buildings and your work like you do.  More...

Published: Oct 29, 2014 10:34:00 AM

UCL's Big Easter Switch Off

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Feeling tired? Overworked? Looking forward to the holidays?

Everyone needs a break at Easter time. But often, people forget about their lights, heating and appliances. So be good to your gadgets - give them a break for Easter too! 

During the holidays, the Big Easter Switch Off is happening across UCL. It’s all about saving energy by switching off the things we’re not using.

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Save energy, save money, save carbon

One light left on over the holidays could create around 7kg of CO2 (that’s the weight of nearly 200 Creme Eggs). And that's not taking into account fridges, printers, chargers, heaters and all of that specialist equipment in labs too.   

Find out how you can take part

Get ready for the switch off. Get loads of  tips, checklists and resources to help you safely switch off and promote your involvement! 

Make the pledge

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The department or division with the highest proportion of their staff pledging to be part of the Big Switch Off will win some great Fairtrade prizes. To be in with a chance, make sure to sign the pledge yourself and then share with friends and colleagues. We even have posters and other resources that you can use.  



The Big Easter Switch Off for 2014 is now over. See the results of the campaign here.