The UCL School of Pharmacy Library has been participating in the NUS Green Impact initiative and we were delighted to achieve the Gold Award for 2019.
At the UCL School of Pharmacy Library we are committed to:
- reducing landfill
- saving energy
- improving environmental sustainability
- considering environmental issues in operational and strategic planning
The main focus is to engage staff and students in recycling and energy saving. There are bins for recycling paper in the Library and everyone should try to reduce the amount of paper used. Please print double sided where possible.
Glass can be recycled in the council bins across the road from the School and lights and PCs should be switched off at night in offices, libraries and labs. Visit Carbon Culture to find out about energy use across UCL.
Walking and cycling should be the preferred means of travelling short distances between sites in London. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk to the central UCL campus.
We are working on initiatives to improve our environmental sustainability within the Library. We are currently collecting used stamps for the RNIB’s used stamps appeal, so please drop them off in the container in the corridor, or hand them in at the Issue and Enquiry Desk. We always welcome suggestions, so please pass them on using our ‘environmental suggestions’ box in the library (made of environmentally friendly bamboo!). Please contact us if you have any questions or ideas for environmental sustainability in the Library, or would like to be involved in the Green Impact Scheme. We can make a difference if we all work together to create a greener UCL!
The Sustainability Team at UCL have also created an Introduction to Sustainability e-learning course which is available via Moodle. Please visit Green UCL's webpages for news about green initiatives across UCL and follow them on Twitter @GreenUCL.