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Sodexo and UCL awarded Silver Food for Life Catering Mark

Marking a commitment to providing healthy and sustainable food, Sodexo has achieved the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark at UCL. The university's catering partner since 2014, Sodexo serves over 26,000 students across UCL's Bloomsbury campus.
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Published: Aug 11, 2015 12:17:00 PM

UCL a finalist in the 2015 Green Gown Awards

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

UCL launches platform to make energy data available to all

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.
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Published: Jul 1, 2015 10:01:00 AM

UCLIC launches hunt to find technological solutions to green challenges

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

Communications resources

Download these posters to help communicate a variety of sustainability issues in your department of division. If you'd like a poster or other visual resource to help you communicate a specific issue not tackled below, please get in touch


Energy, paper and water-saving posters 

save energy poster  save water poster  take the stairs poster

paper use poster  bring your own mug  recycling is simple

Fume cupboard signage 

fume cupboard - main signage
fume cupboard sash signage

 Green Impact email footers (click for full size versions)

Green Impact email footer 1Green Impact email footer 2Green Impact email footer 3

Waste and recycling signage

UCL has introduced standardised bin signage. Find out more and download the full range of signs

three waste steams recycling

Promoting Warpit in your department

warpit-pinter-1 warpit-folders-1 warpit-chair-1
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Citations and poster data

Paper poster: between 09/12 and 09/13, UCL bought approximately 50m sheets of paper. Assuming an average paper thickness of 0.1mm, this paper would stack to a height of approximately 5000 metres. 

Switch off poster: Assuming computer is energystar category 'A' and monitor is flatscreen 1280 pixels by 1024 pixels, and power rating is 0.107kW when active. Assuming computer is left on when the building is unoccupied for 14 hours (6pm-8am). 

0.107kW x 14(hours) = 1.498kWh x 365(days) x 0.43kgCO2/kWh = 235.1111kgCO2/year. 

235.1111 / 1.98 (conversion factor for CO2 weight to volume) = 118.74m3 CO2/year. 

Estimated volume of double decker bus = 102.12m3