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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
Junk in the Trunk
What is 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.
It involves collecting unwanted items of kitchenware, clothing, electrical goods and non-perishable food items at the end of term and donating them to charity.
The charitable side of the scheme is significant, with donations making a real difference to the community, the environment as well as people in need locally.
In 2013 Junk in the Trunk prevented almost 4 tonnes of goods from going to landfill, it helped numerous charities, started several conversations about the environment and quite a few people got a lovely toaster!
How can I get involved?
There are three ways you can get involved with Junk in the Trunk:
1. Volunteer: at the end of term (June), help collect and sort goods from the residences. You'll help set up collection areas, coordinate pick-ups and promote the events. It's a fun way to make a really positive contribution to some great causes.
2. Run a pop up shop: We collect a lot of goods from the residences. Why not hone your entrepreneurial skills, raise money for charity and help provide other students with affordable kitchen and homeware by running some pop-up shops? We can provide support and help, just get in touch to discuss this further.
3. Suggest a project: got other ideas about how you could contribute to Junk in the Trunk, or use unwanted items from the residences? Just get in touch!
How can I find out more?
Interested? Contact the Sustainability Team or Volunteering Services Unit to find out more.