Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources


BSEER Green Champions win third gold award for sustainability

18 July 2022

The BSEER Green Team led by Emily Jennings and Velvet Young were again awarded the top-level prize at UCL Sustainability Awards 2022.

UCL Portico with colourful text overlay reading: Sustainability Awards 2022

Emily Jennings, ERBE and LoLo CDT Manager, and Velvet Young, Communications Officer, won the Gold Award for the third year running, at an awards ceremony on campus following their completion of Sustainable UCL’s Green Impact scheme.

The hybrid ceremony marked ten years of sustainability awards at UCL, and saw a record number of UCL teams completing the scheme.

Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainable UCL, reflected on the achievements of the university and how individuals and communities have inspired university-wide climate action in recent years.

UCL President & Provost Dr Michael Spence AC explained how sustainability is addressed in UCL's strategy, 

Leanne Case, Director at Astia and UCL Alumna, was invited to speak about her global career championing gender equity and sustainable investment to fuel innovation, and her expertise in building and engaging communities.

The awards this year took the form of certificates printed on seeded paper which can be planted.

The Gold Award recognises the team's ongoing commitment to improving the environmental impact of the department. The team’s most recent achievements have been the introducing a No-fly Policy to encourage rail travel for staff undertaking UK & Europe travel, and running a TerraCycle scheme to encourage staff to recycle items previously sent to landfill.

Dr Lorenzo Lotti, Associate Professor at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, was also recognised at the ceremony, receiving a commendation for his work as Programme Lead on the Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment MSc.