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Great results for LCCOS in Green Impact

11 August 2023

Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science (LCCOS) Green Champions won 10 Golds, 4 Silvers and 4 Bronzes in this year’s Green Impact.

Staff from LCCOS with big smiles celebrate their win in the Sustainable UCL Awards.

This year’s Green Impact saw an increased recognition of the links between sustainability and wellbeing. Several teams highlighted the greening of office and customer spaces using plants, and promoting and organising walks, amongst other initiatives.


  • Cruciform Hub
  • Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library
  • Institute of Archaeology Library
  • Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Language and Speech Science Library
  • Main Library
  • Royal Free Medical Library
  • School of Pharmacy Library
  • Science Library
  • Central LCCOS Services (overarching departmental submission)


  • Bartlett Library
  • Bloomsbury Theatre
  • Senate House Hub
  • Student Centre Library Team


  • Institute of Education Library
  • Institute of Orthopaedics Library
  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies Libraries
  • Wickford

Our close colleagues at the Queen Square Library, UCL Institute of Neurology, also succeeded in achieving a Gold Award.

Green Impact is a UCL wide accreditation scheme devised by the education charity Students Organising for Sustainability UK.  It’s a scheme that has won awards from UNESCO and the charity have now worked with nearly 2,000 institutions. 

Michelle Wake, Site Libraries Manager & Senior Librarian (Chair of the LCCOS Sustainability Committee) said

“Many congratulations to all of our Green Champions and to everyone in LCCOS who supported their efforts."

Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (LCCOS) said:

“I would like to add my congratulations on the tremendous performance of LCCOS in the 2023 Green Impact Awards. It’s great that LCCOS is taking a leadership role in the area of Sustainability, given scientists’ growing awareness and communication of the dangers to our climate."

Green Impact

Learn about the Green Impact Awards on the Sustainable UCL webpages.