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All departments encouraged to take part in UCL's Green Impact programme

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2015-16 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to take part.  More...

Published: Sep 28, 2015 2:52:00 PM

'Whole Earth?' environmental exhibition comes to Gordon Square Gardens

A new free exhibition will run in Gordon Square Gardens from the 21st September - 16th October, tackling the environmental challenges we face in a changing and increasingly interconnected world.  More...

Published: Sep 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Sustainability excellence showcased at the UCL Green Impact Awards

UCL action for sustainability was celebrated this week at the Sustainability Team's annual Green Impact Awards. Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability Team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of staff and students in creating a more sustainable UCL.  More...

Published: Sep 17, 2015 11:26:00 AM

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.

Published: Aug 11, 2015 12:17:00 PM


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Green Impact

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and award scheme. It allows departments and divisions across the university to improve their environmental impact and engage staff and students with essential issues.

More information about Green Impact

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Green Champions

Green Champions are a network of staff and student volunteers. They work together to make UCL cleaner, greener and more sustainable. The role is flexible, but at it's core, it's all about being enthusiastic about sustainability issues in departments and working to help improve UCL’s environmental impact.

More information about UCL's Green Champions.

UCL IoE Gardening Project

UCL Institute of Education Gardening Project

The UCL IoE gardens are a student-led project to create biodiverse gardens on the roof of the Grade II* listed UCL IoE building. All UCL students and staff are welcome to get involved in the garden project, and there are regular opportunities to volunteer, gain new skills and take some time out of your busy work or study to get your hands dirty.

More information about the UCL IoE Gardening Project.

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Sustainability Masterclass Lectures

We're relaunching our lunchtime lecture series. These lectures have a focus on boosting sustainability literacy and equipping the UCL community with the knowledge and skills to start improving our environmental impact.  

More information about Sustainability Masterclass Lectures.

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Student Switch Off

Student switch off is an energy-saving competition run across all UCL halls. Get involved to save energy, party and win prizes!

More information about Student Switch Off.

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Junk in the Trunk

Junk in the Trunk is an exciting volunteer reuse and recycling project, that's all about reducing waste in halls of residence. You can volunteer, run pop-up shops or suggest your own projects to be part of it. 

More information about Junk in the Trunk

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Bentham's Farm

Bentham's Farm is a food-growing cooperative run by UCL students at Max Rayne and Ifor Evans Halls in Camden.  

More information about Bentham's Farm.

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Urban Cycle Skills Training

UCL is working with Camden Council to provide staff and students with urban cycle skills training to improve their confidence and ability on London's roads. 

More information about cycle skills training.



We support Fairtrade and commit to using, selling and promoting Fairtrade products through all of UCL's outlets and activities. And there are lots of ways you can get more involved too, from buying Fairtrade goods to running events.

More information about Fairtrade.



Christmas Switch Off

During the holidays, the Christmas Switch Off is happening across UCL. It’s all about saving energy, money and carbon by switching off unused appliances, lights and equipment. 

More information about the Christmas Switch Off


Degrees of Change

Degrees of Change is a new programme to make UCL more sustainable. We know it’ll take all of us to make this happen. And no one knows your departments, buildings and your work like you do. Share your ideas and help create a more sustainable UCL. 

More information about Degrees of Change

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The Big Easter Switch Off

During the holidays, the Big Easter Switch Off is happening across UCL. It’s all about saving energy, money and carbon by switching off unused appliances, lights and equipment. 

More information about the Big Easter Switch Off

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Green Resolutions

We're gathering your green New Year's resolutions to showcase the diversity of actions that staff, students and academics are taking for a better world.  

More information about Green Resolutions.

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UCL's Living Lab

Where possible, we encourage the use of the UCL estate and infrastructure as a living lab to further research and study. More information about the latest project we've supported can be found here.