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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
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.
Published: Jul 1, 2015 10:01:00 AM
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
The construction and demolition projects taking place as part of UCL's transformation have been brought to life by the Department of Chemistry's Artist in Residence.
Published: May 28, 2015 2:51:00 PM
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.
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 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
More information about the UCL IoE Gardening Project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.