UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Institute of Neurology success at UCL Sustainability Awards 2018

12 September 2018

We're delighted to announce recognition of UCL Institute of Neurology's commitment to sustainability at UCL’s annual Awards ceremony, taking home several top awards.

green impact award

The event, held on September 4th, celebrated the achievements of staff and students across UCL who are making a real contribution to the University’s sustainability agenda by taking part in Green Impact, UCL’s Sustainability Engagement Programme.

2018 Green Impact Award winners at the Institute

  • IoN - Office Excellence
  • Queen Square Library - Office Platinum
  • Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders - Labs Gold
  • “Wakefield Street Brainiacs” (Department of Molecular Neuroscience and The Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies) - Labs Bronze

Debbie Hadley

Debbie Hadley receiving the Labs Gold award

Argyro Alatza

Argyro Alatza receiving the Labs Bronze award

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson receiving the Office Excellence award

Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability at UCL, presented the awards and thanked all teams for their hard work and enthusiasm. 

“It is remarkable to see so many UCL departments taking on the tremendous responsibility of developing and promoting sustainable initiatives. The growing number of departments who have joined the Sustainability Engagement Programme are a testament to the strength and power of the sustainability programme at UCL,” said Richard.

The ceremony, which took place in the Jeremy Bentham Room, presented awards to teams that were made from plastic collected during beach cleans imprinted in clay. The plastic objects, which ranged from plastic forks to children’s toys, are a stark reminder of the longevity of the objects we throw away.

"I’m very pleased that ION, which is organised in a very large and complex estate, has achieved such outstanding success in this year’s Green Impact awards, building on the success from previous years. An increasing number of our departments and teams are committing to this important topic, including our labs, for which we have received Gold and Bronze Awards. Our commitment to sustainability illustrates a commendable team effort led by our ION Green Champion Sarah Lawson.” Dr Helene Crutzen, Institute Manager

This builds upon our success at the 2017 awards