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What is UCL doing to respond to global sustainability challenges? 

Climate change is one of, if not the most significant challenges of modern society. It affects all aspects of our economy, society, and the environment. Our growing population will need to face up to challenges of energy, water and food insecurities.

Published: Mar 22, 2017 11:46:54 AM

Published: Mar 22, 2017 9:59:26 AM

UCL’s campus is undergoing the largest transformation of its history, with £1.2 billion being spent on creating state-of-the-art buildings, designed to be good for the environment and student welfare. Our latest buildings, including the new Bartlett School headquarters, have won awards for their sustainable designs. All buildings have been built with and kitted-out in, environmentally conscious materials and products such as sustainable paints, timber from well managed forests and reusable furniture. They are also extremely energy efficient.  The refurbishment of the new Architecture school building, 22 Gordon St. has reduced energy use by 75% while providing 30% more space for students.

Published: Mar 22, 2017 9:53:33 AM

Help Bentham switch off this Easter, he's no spring chicken!

During the holidays, despite UCL being closed, a vast amount of equipment and appliances are left on, including lights, fridges, printers, chargers, heaters and specialist lab equipment. Before we ran the Easter Switch Off campaign, UCL spent £26,400 on Easter Sunday alone- and no one was even on campus!

Published: Mar 17, 2017 4:23:02 PM

UCLU Green Economy Green Business Forum 2017


The UCLU Green Economy Society is hosting their annual Green Business Forum 2017: Embedding sustainability within small to large scale businesses

Published: Feb 14, 2017 12:47:36 PM

Re-imagining a Sustainable Campus- UCL Competition

Illustrate your visions of a sustainable University for your chance to win £300 and have your designs published in the UCL Sustainability Annual Report 2015-2016.

Published: Feb 10, 2017 1:00:49 PM

UCL hires award winning Sustainable Labs Advisor, Martin Farley

We are pleased to announce that we have a new member of the team, Martin Farley who will be UCL’s first Sustainability Labs Advisor. Martin has a background in stem cell research and won the 2015 Sustainability Professional Green Gown award particularly for his work surrounding Ultra Low Temperatures (ULT)- freezer temperatures. He will be helping to make UCL’s labs more efficient to reduce their impact on the environment.

Published: Jan 17, 2017 5:13:15 PM