Library Services


Library wins gold at UCL Sustainability Awards

11 August 2021

Library Services gained 17 Green Impact awards at this year’s Sustainability Awards.

Green Impact 2021 logo

To gain a Green Impact Award, Green Champions meet a list of criteria to make different aspects of their work and office spaces more sustainable. In Library Services this work is coordinated by the Library Sustainability Committee.

In addition to the awards for our library sites, and the central award for the department as a whole, Bernadette d’Almeida was also recognised individually through a “highly commended” UCL Sustainability staff award. The nomination says:

“Bernadette […] has gone above and beyond in her sustainability efforts. She has been developing sustainability projects at UCL for 14 years, has presented annual sustainability and wellbeing workshops for 10 years, and has reduced the amount of waste produced by the library by 90%”.

With 17 awards in total to UCL Library Services, the UCL Sustainability hosts observed that “we must have one of the greenest libraries in the UK”.

The 17 awards are:


  • Central Library Services.
  • Cruciform Hub.
  • Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library.
  • Institute of Archaeology Library.
  • School of Pharmacy Library.
  • Language and Speech Science Library.
  • Wickford Zero Waste.


  • IOE Library.
  • Main Library.
  • Joint Library of Ophthalmology.
  • Queen Square Library.
  • Royal Free Hospital Medical Library.
  • Science Library.
  • Senate House Hub.


  • Bartlett Library.
  • Institute of Orthopaedics Library.
  • SSEES Library.

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