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The Sustainability Team and UCL IoE Gardening
Project are offering staff and students the chance to design and create
one of four biodiversity-boosting raised beds in Sarah's Garden on the roof
terrace at the UCL Institute of Education.
Published: Mar 31, 2015 2:26:00 PM
The recently-refurbished Cruciform Hub has received a RICS Ska Gold award for its environmental credentials, which include energy efficient lighting throughout, use of sustainable timber and 99% of all waste generated by the project avoiding landfill. More...
Published: Mar 25, 2015 1:01:00 PM
Louis's 'Gaia Gallery' project is based in a heritage canal boat and aims to create the UK’s first entirely off-grid touring event space. The project is volunteer-led and has been shaped by a carbon neutral design that incorporates alternative technologies, reclaimed materials and natural building methods. The barge is also currently being converted to operate on recycled vegetable oil, further improving the impact of the project. More...
Published: Mar 18, 2015 1:17:00 PM
After the success of our first rides, we're running
more guided cycle tours around London for UCL students. All abilities are welcome,
whether you're a cycling fanatic
or a total beginner. Even if you don't have a bike, don't worry; we
can provide one.
Published: Mar 16, 2015 10:04:00 AM
Awareness and good practice
Promoting environmental awareness and good environmental practice is an essential part of improving UCL's impact.
Staff Environmental Responsibilities
Every member of UCL staff has a responsibility to carry out their duties in a resource efficient way and actively support UCL’s Sustainability Strategy, policies and objectives within the remit of their role.
Find out more about staff environmental responsibilities.
Departmental Environmental Responsibilities
Find out more about the new Head of Department environmental responsibilities and how these relate to those of the Department Environment Officer and Green Champions.
Find out more about departmental environmental roles and responsibilities
Environmental Awareness course
UCL has launched a new Green Awareness module via Moodle for all staff and students at UCL. This course introduces the key concepts of sustainability and what these mean for you at UCL. It also makes links to research and teaching so that you can develop an understanding of UCL's global sustainability influence.
Take the course:
Environmental Awareness Moodle course
Adapt these Powerpoint slides to promote the course:
CEDREC Environmental Legislation Database
UCL has access to an external database of environmental legislation, CEDREC. This can help to ensure that you, and your department, are up-to-date with changing legislation for your area. Access the database by signing up at www.cedrec.com.
Find out more: Guidance notes for using the database
Good Practice Guide for Laboratories
S-Labs have developed an Environmental Good Practice Guide for Laboratories.
Find out more:
Good Practice Guide for Labs
Environmental Management System Moodle
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 Environmental Sustainability Management System Moodle page. Just use your UCL login details here:
Posters and communication resources
We have a growing selection of posters and visual resources to help you raise awareness and create action in your own department or division. If you'd like a poster or other visual resource to help you communicate a specific issue not tackled here, just get in touch: