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Come for a free cycling adventure around London

Join the London by Bike team on a free cycling adventure around London; discover new routes, boost your cycling confidence and enjoy a free lunch or dinner on us when you finish.
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Published: Feb 16, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Fairtrade Fortnight is 23rd February - 8th March, and all staff and students are encouraged to get involved.
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Published: Feb 10, 2015 1:15:00 PM

Attend the VSU Green Volunteering Fair

UCLU Volunteering Services Unit present the Green Volunteering Fair. Come along to find out about a world of opportunities to get involved. More...

Published: Feb 9, 2015 9:41:00 AM

Share your images of sustainability

Green UCL is gathering your interpretations and visualisations of key sustainability themes for their Annual Report. Winning entries will receive a £50 prize and coverage in this widely-read report.  More...

Published: Jan 28, 2015 2:42:00 PM

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: 1st June '15
  • Green Impact workbooks audited: June '15 (exact date tbc)
  • Awards ceremony: June '15 (exact date tbc)


Find out more

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