GREEN UCL

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Cruciform Hub awarded Gold for green credentials

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

UCL student a finalist in Mayor of London's Low Carbon competition

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

Free cycle tours of London (bikes provided!)

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.
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Published: Mar 16, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Green Impact Spring League Table

The results of Green Impact (so far) are in! Huge congratulations to everyone involved for a high number of actions taken already. Green Impact veterans PALS are in the lead, but there's still plenty of time to catch up and challenge them. And don’t be put off if your team hasn’t taken many actions yet - there are still almost three months to go until the final deadline for this year's programme (on 25/05/15).
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Published: Mar 6, 2015 4:50:00 PM

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:

Student Induction UCL (PDF)

Sustainability diagram

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

take the stairs poster

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:

Environmental Management System Moodle

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:

Posters and communication resources