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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.

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Christmas Switch Off Results

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

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UCL pledges support for the Mayor’s proposals to improve Air Quality

The President and Provost of UCL, Professor Michael Arthur, has expressed support on behalf of UCL for the London Mayor’s proposals to improve Air Quality. This includes support for an inner London Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) for all vehicles as well as extending the ULEZ London-wide for all heavy vehicles. UCL believes this should be implemented by 2019 to deliver maximum improvements to air quality.

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Have your say on the Mayor's new proposals to improve Air Quality

Every year, around 9,400 deaths in London are attributed to illnesses related to air quality. As part of his Clean Air Action Plan, the Mayor is asking Londoners for their views on a number of proposals to improve the air that we all breathe. Further detail about the proposals and how to have your say are provided below.

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UCL is hoping to become a Swift City

UCL have installed a new swift box on the School of Slavonic & East European Studies building on Taviton Street to help boost conservation efforts. 

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Start a Food Enterprise with 'Student Eats'

Student Eats are currently accepting applications for establishing a food buying group, a veg bag scheme, a preserve making group or a farmers’ market. 

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Student Switch Off is recruiting ambassadors

Student Switch Off is a not-for-profit international campaign encouraging students to save energy when living in university halls of residence.

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Swift boxes installed on School of Pharmacy building to boost UCL biodiversity

Swifts are amazing birds which spend the majority of their lives airborne. They sleep, mate and feed on the wing and in total fly the equivalent distance to the moon and back up to 8 times in their lifetime. They spend their winters in Africa in warmer climes but return each spring to the UK.

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FREE bike MOTS and security tagging 11th October.

We're hosting a free bike maintenance and security marking event for you to get your bike in top condition ready for the new academic year. Just turn up and expert mechanics from Dr.Bike will do the rest.

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Rooftop Gardening Welcome Event

Escape the hustle and bustle of fresher’s week with the sustainability team to help kick start this year’s growing at UCL! 

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UCL Sustainability Awards celebrating Green champion success 

Last week the Sustainability Team hosted UCL's annual Sustainability Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of those taking part in the National Green Impact scheme, as well as other sustainability initiatives on campus.

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UCL renews support for London Wildlife Trust for a fourth year

UCL has renewed its corporate membership of the London Wildlife Trust (LWT) for a fourth year. UCL was the first university to sign up for corporate membership of the charity and is delighted to continue this partnership.

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