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Living in UCL accommodation? Get Student Switch Off Volunteer Training

We're looking for enthusiastic, environmentally-minded students currently living in UCL accommodation to become ambassadors for the Student Switch off campaign. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2015 1:44:00 PM

All departments encouraged to take part in UCL's Green Impact programme

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2015-16 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to take part.  More...

Published: Sep 28, 2015 2:52:00 PM

'Whole Earth?' environmental exhibition comes to Gordon Square Gardens

A new free exhibition will run in Gordon Square Gardens from the 21st September - 16th October, tackling the environmental challenges we face in a changing and increasingly interconnected world.  More...

Published: Sep 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Sustainability excellence showcased at the UCL Green Impact Awards

UCL action for sustainability was celebrated this week at the Sustainability Team's annual Green Impact Awards. Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability Team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of staff and students in creating a more sustainable UCL.  More...

Published: Sep 17, 2015 11:26:00 AM

The Sustainability Team

UCL’s Environmental Sustainability Team works with the UCL community to embed sustainability into projects, processes and behaviours at UCL and beyond. We have a vision for UCL to become a leader in the field of sustainability; through excellence in multidisciplinary academic teaching and research; by creating a culture of collaboration, innovation and action, and through the sustainable development and use of our estate.

See the profiles below to find out more about our work. 

Richard Jackson: Director, Sustainability

Address: Bidborough House, 38-50 Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9BT
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Since taking up his position at University College London in 2011, Richard Jackson has been leading the development and implementation of UCL's environmental sustainability strategy. Currently creating the new ES team at the University, Richard is putting focus on developing the University’s strategy and taking forward some immediate projects.

Tony Overbury: Sustainability Manager (Waste and Resources)

Address: Bidborough House, 38-50 Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9BT
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Tony has a cross-cutting role on the UCL Sustainability Team, regularly collaborating with academic departments as well as Estates, Facilities and Procurement. This includes leading the development of strategies for sustainable procurement, waste reduction and increasing recycling. At the core of this work is an acknowledgement that smarter use and reuse of resources are a vital part of creating more sustainable organisations. Supporting the university’s core aims, Tony uses his role to support a variety of academic projects that use UCL’s campus as a test bed for research. Leading the development and implementation of UCL's Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan also forms part of this role, with the aim to improving biodiversity on UCL’s urban campus. In addition, Tony is the Estates Division Safety Officer.
Tony Overbury

Joanna Marshall-Cook: Energy Manager

Address: Bidborough House, 38-50 Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9BT
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Joanna is working on a refresh of UCL’s carbon management plan – looking at how we can reduce energy consumption from our buildings and make it easier for staff and students to save energy and resources across campus. She is also improving the infrastructure for cycling, walking and public transport and working with project teams to embed sustainability into both our new buildings and refurbishments.
Joanna Marshall-Cook

Alex Green: Stakeholder and Communications Coordinator

Address: Bidborough House, 38-50 Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9BT
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Alex’s work focuses on supporting staff and students to make positive environmental behaviour changes. As part of this, he focuses on supporting staff and students to take part in UCL Green Impact, Student Switch Off, and a variety of events and programmes throughout the year.
Alex Green

Evan Landy: Sustainability Officer

Address: Bidborough House, 38-50 Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9BT
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Evan works with design teams during UCL refurbishment projects to ensure they meet our stringent sustainability standards. His priorities are to maximise occupant wellbeing, reduce energy consumption, procure sustainable materials and minimise waste. Evan also conducts environmental audits of UCL’s buildings, to identify, raise and resolve environmental issues and encourage best practise. Alongside this, he's also involved in helping to make UCL a more pleasant place to study and work through improvements to biodiversity on the campus.
Evan Landy