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From antique clocks to laptops, our WARPit enthusiasts share their best tips!

As part of our commitment to reducing waste and consumption of materials, UCL partnered with Warpit in 2011. Warpit is a tool all UCL staff can use to share furniture, stationary and equipment needing a new home. It helps staff save money, reduce UCL’s carbon and brings back life into some of the perfectly usable and sometimes interesting antiques- otherwise going to the recycling centre. UCL has currently saved 150060kg of C02 and £350,030 from using WARPit!

Published: Jun 6, 2017 1:57:12 PM

Ctrl, Alt, Delete Reuse!

EPEAT Is The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, which scores products on an array of sustainability criteria, from energy efficiency and how easily they can be upgraded and reused, to using non-hazardous materials in parts and recycled packaging for delivery.

Published: May 23, 2017 3:30:58 PM

UCL wins 'Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability' award

Last month UCL was nominated for two awards at the Camden Business Sustainability Awards 2017- the ‘Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction’ award for our Logistics Zone and the ‘Leadership in Green Procurement’ award for our sustainable procurement work in our SKA HE programme. We are extremely pleased to announce that UCL received the overall award of the night: the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability’ award.

Published: May 9, 2017 4:04:40 PM

UCL's new Medicinal Garden is in full bloom

The new School of Pharmacy (SOP) Medicinal Garden was created on Tuesday 4th April.  Volunteers from the Institute of Child Health and the Institute of Education joined forces with the School of Pharmacy's library team to lay the first plants in a bed in Brunswick Square.

Published: May 9, 2017 3:05:58 PM

Big Easter Switch Off: the results!

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Big Easter Switch Off. The energy savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact.

Published: May 9, 2017 2:22:56 PM

Meet UCL's first Sustainability Procurement Officer- Alex Jones

We are pleased to announce that we have a new member of the team, Alex Jones, who will be UCL’s first Sustainable Procurement Officer. Alex has a background in sustainability at Local Authorities and will be helping make procurement and purchasing of goods and services more sustainable across UCL.

As you can imagine, UCL purchases a lot of things, ranging from the ordinary (stationary and office equipment) to the extraordinary (3D printers and antibodies). Whatever the purchase, it should be a ‘responsible’ procurement.

Published: May 9, 2017 2:01:39 PM