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The Division has won the Silver Award for the UCL Green Impact scheme
The Division runs Continuing Professional Development courses.
PALS Green Day 10th March
PALS Green Day videos:
1. 'Overview' by the Planetary Collective:
On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment. More infer can be found here: http://vimeo.com/55073825 and here: overviewthemovie.com/
2. 'Landscapes' by Dustin Farrell. This film presents high definition time-lapse images of some of the most stunning and iconic landmarks on planet earth.
3. 'Get the Coal Energy Facts' by Greenpeace.
There's a new front line in the battle to prevent catastrophic climate change. Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat (aka Maeby) explains the truth about the coal industry's plans to export American coal. Multi-billion dollar coal companies like Arch, Ambre, and Peabody want to ship the coal buried under the United States to Asia, releasing disastrous amounts of carbon pollution, just to line their own pockets. This expansion in US coal exports could release more carbon pollution than any other new fossil fuel project in the United States. Coal exports out of the Pacific Northwest could pose a bigger climate threat than the Keystone XL pipeline. Coal companies are scheming to export over 150 million tons of coal through the region. If we're serious about halting the worst impacts of climate change, we must do something to stop Arch, Ambre, and Peabody's plans, and keep this coal in the ground. The good news is that there is a growing movement to stop coal exports. In the past few months alone, over 10,000 people have turned out to public hearings in the Pacific Northwest to say no to new coal export terminals. Globally, renewable energy can power our homes, cars, and businesses, and make these massive extraction projects irrelevant. That's why Greenpeace is calling on elected officials to put people over profits and put the brakes on coal export expansion. The Obama Administration can declare a moratorium on new coal leasing in the Powder River Basin.
4. 'Protecting Indonesia's Ancient Rainforest and the Sumatran Tiger' by Greenpeace.
Greenpeace is campaigning to prevent the reckless destruction of Indonesia's remaining rainforests. They are doing so to protect endangered wildlife like the Sumatran tiger and orangutan, support forest communities, and to stop climate changing causing carbon emissions from deforestation. One of the leading drivers of this forest destruction is a company called Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), part of the Sinar Mas group of companies, which sells Paseo brand paper products in the US.
5. 'Why Save The Planet' by Schuco. Schuco presents an environmental film outlining the dangers of the way we live and how it is affecting future generations. A number of solutions are presented.
6. 'Incredible Earth: Save the Planet for Children' by Ian Roberts. This video is a reminder for everybody that lives on this planet how important it is to save and respect it.
7. 'Open Your Eyes: The Beauty Of Mother Earth' by Sodiac. This short documentary is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.
8. 'Planet Earth: Amazing nature scenery' by Robert Revol. This documentary shows the most beautiful images from the BBC's 2006 "Planet Earth" series.
|Taking care of our environment|
A current priority for our civilization is to adapt the way we live and work, so as to reduce our impact on the environment and stop climate change.
In support of this endeavour, we are trying to make our Division a greener one. We have set up a Green Impact Team and we were one of three departments awarded Silver in the recent UCL Green Impact Programme.
The UCL Environment Awareness e-Learning course
The UCL Environment Awareness e-Learning course focuses on environmental good practice and is an essential introduction to sustainability at UCL. Click here or contact the Environmental Sustainability team for more information.
UCL Green Resolutions film
Watch George Joseph talk about PALS New Year’s Green resolutions in this film that shows off how much action is being taken across UCL to improve our environmental impact.
|Here is some information on ways in which you can help|
|Further information on environmental issues|