Sustainable UCL


Share your ideas to create a more sustainable UCL

29 October 2014




The Sustainability Team are gathering ideas, views and insights into how we can all create a more sustainable UCL. After all, no one knows your departments, buildings and your work like you do. 

You might have ideas on tackling energy use, reducing waste, using UCL’s estate for research or promoting cycling (to name a few). So whether you have a small suggestion or a grand vision, please share your ideas.  

We’ll use these insights to help make UCL a cleaner, greener, more sustainable place (and we'll give a free coffee to the best 50 ideas too).

UCL President & Provost Michael Arthur is also encouraging all members of UCL to contribute their ideas:

Sustainability is at the heart of UCL's new strategy - from what we do, to how and where we do it. And in building a sustainable future, we need to involve everyone - academics, students and researchers, our partners, and the professional teams which enable and support UCL’s activities.  

Degrees of Change is all about using the insights that you have, of your buildings, departments and work, to help improve UCL’s environmental performance. This is an opportunity to have your say and to help shape this vital work. I encourage everyone to take part - UCL President & Provost Michael Arthur 

So whether you've got 2 minutes or 10 (or longer!), make sure you have your say.

And you can find more about the programme on the Degrees of Change microsite



Seen the big numbers around UCL's campus? As part of Degrees of Change, we've rated most of UCL's buildings in terms of their energy consumption per m2, ranked from lowest to highest energy use. The large numbers on some UCL buildings correspond to their position on the energy league table. We know that some buildings will always use more energy due to factors like research activities; but we think it's a great way to start identifying where UCL's impacts are made, and what we can all do to tackle them. Find out how your building compares.