UCL action for Sustainability Celebrated at the Green Impact Awards

UCL's President & Provost, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of the UCL community in tackling our environmental impacts this week at the Green Impact Award Ceremony.   More...

Published: Jun 11, 2014 3:03:00 PM

Get Cycling Event: Wednesday 14th May, South Quad

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Published: May 12, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Big Easter Switch Off: the results!

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Big Easter Switch Off.  More...

Published: May 1, 2014 11:54:00 AM

UCL achieves Ska Gold rating for Whittington Hospital refurbishment

UCL has successfully achieved its first Ska Gold certificate for its refurbishment project in the Whittington Hospital. This rating represents environmental best practice in terms of reducing waste, using more sustainable materials, installing highly efficient lighting, and water saving toilets.   More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:31:00 PM


UCL's Environmental Sustainability Strategy establishes a framework to tackle the environmental impacts of the Institution’s operations (e.g. carbon emissions, water use, waste generated, materials procured and consumed, impact on biodiversity, travel and transport) in the context of supporting and enhancing the Institution’s core academic activities. 

This strategy has been developed in consultation with UCL staff and students and represents a framework for action to be taken. It will be reviewed annually and updated as our understanding of the scale of challenge and opportunity develops. 

It is based on five core aims:   

  • To create a sustainable campus
  • To enable and empower all UCL communities to address their environmental sustainability effects
  • To provide the education, advancement, dissemination and application of sustainable development
  • To maximise the wider impact of UCL's environmental sustainability activities at a local, regional, national and international level
  • To become a leader across the HE sector in terms of environmental sustainability

UCL’s progress in 2011/12 against the core aims and the specific targets and commitments that it has set itself is presented in the

Related documents: 

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UCL is committed to managing its environmental and sustainability impacts and is working to implement an environmental management system to the Ecocampus standard. Procedures and controls (e.g. for emergency preparedness or oil storage), as well as templates and forms, can be found at the UCL Moodle Environmental Sustainability Management System page using your UCL login details.

Get involved: UCL's staff and students will play an important role in UCL's environmental performance. Find out more about getting involved with our programmes and initiatives here.  

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