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Division of Psychiatry Green Team

These pages have information and links on how we can seek to optimise sustainability within the Division of Psychiatry, both in the workplace and at home, and how staff and students in the Division can do their bit.

Green team pledges

Last year the DoP Green Team won Silver for the plan Pledges for the Planet (Sustainability Awards 2020which aims to encourage environmental behaviour changes for staff and students in everyday choices. Due to COVID we were unable to implement it, but this year we are proud to put the plan into action and launch our first project of 2021 – Pledges for the Planet.

Many of us already do a lot to reduce our waste and our carbon footprints, so we have developed a list of sustainable lifestyle changes called Pledges for the Planet which we hope include options for everyone! Some pledges are relatively easy; others are more challenging. Some may cost a little more; others save you money. Some may improve your health and quality of life. Some involve taking things a bit slower – while others will help save time!  

Green Team Pledges for the Planet 

This pledge initiative forms part of our 2021 submission to the UCL-wide sustainability competition, so we have created a survey for DoP staff and students to indicate some of the ways we are already environmentally active and track the progress of our pledges.  The results from both rounds of the survey, in February and May 2021, are available to view: