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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

UCL's transformation explored by Artist in Residence

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.
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Published: May 28, 2015 2:51:00 PM

Be part of Junk in the Trunk

Hate waste? Want to help items left in UCL residences go to good causes?
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Published: May 20, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Green Impact UCL

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Green Impact 2014 winners PALS are presented with their Platinum award by UCL President & Provost Michael Arthur

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What is Green Impact?

Green Impact is a UCL-wide environmental competition and accreditation scheme that allows departments and divisions across the UCL to improve their environmental impact and engage staff and students with essential issues. Find out more on the Green Impact 'help' pages

I'm a member of staff: how can I take part?

Teams sign up to take part in Green Impact; they may be composed of members from a department or floor of a building. Last year 44 UCL departmental teams took part in the competition. And this year, we're working to make this number even higher. 

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Participants take part in Green Impact by working through an online workbook of criteria. Criteria are split into Bronze, Silver and Gold categories, depending on how demanding they are. Depending on how ambitious teams are, they can aim for any one of these scores.

At the end of the year, this online workbook is submitted and the teams are audited by UCL students or staff. Teams that have accumulated enough points will be rewarded with nationally-recognised accreditations at our Green Impact award ceremony.

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I'm a student: how can I take part?

Ask your supervisor, Departmental Administrator or Head of Department whether they’re taking part in Green Impact. If they're not, encourage them to do so; Green Impact is an essential way to improve your department's environmental impact. 

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If they are taking part, you can work alongside them to improve the impact of your department. We can even give you training to help you take part; it’ll improve your department’s environmental performance and look great on your CV. 



Get started!

Get involved. Make a positive environmental impact and engage staff and students with these essential issues. Register your team's online workbook now. If you'd like any more information about Green Impact, please email greenucl[at]ucl.ac.uk. And if you'd like to discuss the programme further or need help setting up your workbook, we're happy to come and visit you in person.  

Register your workbook here: www.greenimpact.org.uk/ucl

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Some of 2014's Green Impact auditors


Key Dates

Green Impact is an annual programme.

  • Green Impact 2014-15 workbook goes live: September '14
  • Ongoing Green Impact drop-in sessions
  • Green Impact workbooks closes: Monday 25th May 2015
  • Green Impact workbooks audited: Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th June
  • Awards ceremony: date tbc


Find out more

Watch the video below or contact Alex Green from the UCL Sustainability Team.