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Design and create a garden to boost biodiversity at UCL

The Sustainability Team and UCL IoE Gardening Project are offering staff and students the chance to design and create one of four biodiversity-boosting raised beds in Sarah's Garden on the roof terrace at the UCL Institute of Education.
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Published: Mar 31, 2015 2:26:00 PM

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 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.