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Now in their eleventh year, the Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. And UCL is a finalist in these awards for its pioneering approach to reducing vehicles on its Bloomsbury campus. More...
Published: Jul 10, 2015 10:11:00 AM
Each year, it costs around £14 million and produces
over 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide to power UCL's estate and operations. And to manage
this impact, we must be able to map and measure it.
Published: Jul 1, 2015 10:01:00 AM
With support from the UCL Sustainability Team, the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) is looking for students to develop innovative uses for technology to help make the university more sustainable. The competition has a £500 prize and the winning entry may be implemented across UCL. More...
Published: Jun 12, 2015 12:51:00 PM
The construction and demolition projects taking place as part of UCL's transformation have been brought to life by the Department of Chemistry's Artist in Residence.
Published: May 28, 2015 2:51:00 PM
There are many ways to get involved in activities related to the environment at UCL. Here are a selection of resources to help you spread environmental awareness in your department, promote active travel and tackle waste. Take a look at our get involved section for information about our initiatives and programmes.
Environmental awareness, good practice and training
We have a variety of different resources for staff and students to help spread environmental awareness and the use of good practice. This includes a new online Green Awareness course, posters, a database of environmental legislation and an environmental good practice guide for laboratories.
Find out more awareness, good practice and training.
Materials and recycling
Get information about materials and recycling at UCL, find out how to dispose of waste effectively and register for WARPit - an online portal which allows staff at UCL to redistribute (give, loan or share) resources within UCL and beyond.
Find out more about materials and recycling at UCL.
Active travel is a great way to save money, keep fit and improve your environmental impact. Find out more about UCL's Travel Plan and Cycle Scheme, as well as where cycle parking and shower facilities are available.
Find out more about active travel at UCL.
Energy and carbon
UCL has a large carbon footprint and it'll take the efforts of everyone; students, academics and professional services staff to help reduce it. We have a dedicated Carbon Management Plan and are currently working towards an updated version.
Find out more about energy and carbon.
Procurement and Purchasing
The products and services we buy have impacts in their manufacture, use and disposal. Whether it's buying products that use recycled materials, that use less energy in their use, that conform to standards like Fairtrade,or are designed to reuse at end of life; buying better products gives us the opportunity to reduce waste and save energy and resources.
Find out more about procurement and purchasing.
UCL Estates has a large portfolio of construction and refurbishment projects. These not only have a sustainability impact during the works themselves, but also during the lifetime of the completed projects. There are a number of tools available to use to improve this impact.
Find out more about construction.