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7 questions with Roan chavez

Roan Chavez is a Graduate Energy Specialist at Octopus Energy. Before graduating she interned with Green UCL and worked on embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into UCL’s curriculum as well as reducing traffic congestion on campus. See what she's been up to below.

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UCL’s top tips for getting a Sustainability Job!

This week is Environmental Careers week! Sustainability is a realistic, varied, interesting and prosperous career path which has many routes in, and isn’t just for geographers! Find out for yourself by reading Green UCL's top tips for getting a job in the sustainability sector!

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QUIZ: Are you rubbish at recycling at UCL?

UCL recycles an estimated 65% of its waste. The rest of it is turned into energy so nothing goes to landfill. But we always want to improve our recycling! Recycling is a tricky business in the UK, with different rules for recycling in different areas.

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UCL's Sustainability Progress

An update on UCL's progress in sustainability by Richard Jackson, UCL's Sustainability Director

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Shape cities and build sustainable communities with Mace

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people. Find out about their sustainability values, and meet them at the UCL Sustainability Career Fare to seek employment advice.

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Day in the life of a Sustainability Manager at Bywaters

Seeing as plastics are a trending topic in the media, Jordan Lamb shares with you a first hand experience of the day in the life of a Sustainability Manager at Bywaters recycling centre.

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10 ways to reduce your throwaway plastics

UCL Conservation Group have launched a campaign against single-use plastics #plasticfreeucl - are you wise to your waste?Single-use plastics are items we use once or twice and then throw away. These items make life very convenient for us, but they never go away. They break down into smaller and smaller pieces and enter our food, water, and even our air, carrying with them nasty chemicals which are bad for us. We need to break our plastic habits and start reducing our use of single use plastics and turning to reusable instead.

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UCL student Ilmira Murni gives the low down on the Zero Waste Movement

Going zero waste seems like a radical change to a typical person’s lifestyle. It may seem difficult to live without generating waste or throwing out trash, but the zero waste movement is more than just about seeing if you can fit 4 years’ worth of trash into a mason jar, it’s about creating a sustainable future. Here are a few things to consider about how we lead our lives.

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My first year as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant – Laura Thrower, Greengage Environmental

Since early in secondary school, Geography was my passion due to its diverse and holistic nature. I studied BSc (Hons) Geography at the University of Exeter, where my interest in environmental sustainability grew. I followed my undergraduate degree with studying MSc Climate Change at University College London. This course expanded my knowledge of the physical mechanisms and impacts of climate change, along with developing my understanding of strategies that are being implemented within
the built environment to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. Following my graduation, I have begun my career as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant.

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Win £1500 this month by saving water and energy in your halls!

This February compete against other halls to save the most amount of energy and water. The halls which saves the most will get £250 (for each competition) to spend on their halls. If your halls saves the most nationally you will receive £1500 for your halls.

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Top 5 resolutions which will make a difference!

Sustainability can be daunting (even the name is off-putting), so we’ve created a list of EASY and FUN Green New Year’s Resolutions for you to get started on- because let’s face it, the gym is never going to happen!

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The Christmas Switch Off: your impact

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the 2017 Christmas Switch Off. Over 400 of you pledged, saving almost 823,000 kWh – that’s enough electricity to run the lights on a Christmas tree for 1291 years!*

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The Big Christmas Switch Off is back!

On Christmas day last year, UCL spent over £20,000 on energy. Help UCL to save carbon and money this Christmas by pledging to switch off lights, appliances and equipment over the holidays. 

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Save 12% on a 16-25 Railcard now!

The 16-25 Railcard is not just a Railcard, it’s also a life enhancer. With 1/3 off your rail fares, you can save money on your trips around the UK or back home to visit friends and family.

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Join #BrightFriday - revamp your wardrobe for free this Black Friday

Are you fed up with endless sales and adverts telling you to buy stuff you don’t want or need? Is Black Friday one step too far? Our research suggests it is with 2 in 3 people saying they don't enjoy Black Friday and over half saying they don't think it even gives good deals.

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Interested in setting up a solar project at UCL?

The Mayor of London wants to see more communities involved in producing energy locally and helping to reduce energy use. To help get community projects off the ground he has created the London Community Energy Fund.

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