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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

Programmes


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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 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.





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Fairtrade

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.




PAST PROGRAMMES 


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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




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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.