Sustainable UCL


Get involved

Creating a more sustainable UCL will take all of us. And whether you're interested in volunteering, gardening, cycling, reuse or research, there's a huge range of ways to get involved.

View our videos to see how you can get involved in sustainablity at UCL

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Find out more

UCL How to Change the World Programme

Enhance your knowledge

Use UCL's campus and operations as a testbed for your research, connect with environmental researchers and gain skills and knowledge in sustainability with our Education for Sustainable Development programmes.

ucl Sustainability Awards

Champion Sustainability at UCL

Help us improve the environmental and social impacts of your department and inspire good sustainability practise amongst your peers. Prizes, career development and friendships to be gained on the way.

Community garden at MMSL

Join a community project at UCL

Join the UCL community in making the world a better place. From beekeeping societies, to environmental justice campaigns and food waste initiatives, there's an environmental society for everyone.

Calthorpe project

Volunteer in London

View volunteering opportunities to protect, celebrate and improve the environment or get funding and support for your own project.

Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition

Become an entrepreneur

Got a great idea to make London a better place to live and work? Enhance your CV, improve our city and win £20k in the process.

Sustainability Careers Week

Enhance your career prospects

Increasingly employers are looking for students with sustainability skills and literacy. And not just in environmentally focused jobs, find out more.

Don't have time to take part in the activities above?

Here are 10 actions you can take right now or make a sustainability pledge here.

Browse green services available near you at IYTO.

If you'd like to add an activity to this page or discuss a new programme, contact the Sustainability Team.


We host three Sustainability Weeks throughout the year to inspire and engage the community in sustainability.

  • In October, you can shop from social and ethical companies, try tasty vegan and sustainable delicacies and find out about environmental volunteering opportunites at our Sustainability Fair.
  • In February, Sustainability Careers Week enables you to explore sustainability careers, and learn how important social end environmental resposibility is becoming in any career (environmental or not), and how to get ahead of the game with sustainability skills and literacy.
  • In May we host wellbeing events during exam season to reduce stress and improve the environment. Find planting activities, vegetarian picnics, free bike-maintenance and bike-powered smoothie making.

Vegetarian cooking lessons, free bike-maintenance, trips to the recycling centre and sustainability tours occur throughout the year, check out our social media or events page to keep up to date.