Sustainable UCL


Sustainable Campus

Our Vision is for UCL to become a leader in the field of sustainability through performing at the highest levels of excellence in multidisciplinary academic teaching and research; creating a culture of inspiration, innovation, action and trust, through engagement with its schools, faculties, departments and other stakeholders; and through the sustainable development and use of the estate.
Positive Climate

Positive Climate

UCL is commited to net zero carbon buildings by 2024, and a net zero carbon institution by 2030. 

The Loop

The Loop

UCL has committed to being a plastic-free campus by 2024. 

Wild Bloomsbury


UCL will create 10,000m2 of biodiverse green space by 2024.

New Student Centre Design

Sustainable Construction

Sustainability is at the heart of our Transforming UCL programme.

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UCL ensures that everything it purchases effects society, the economy and the environment positively.

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We encourage sustainable travel with free bike maintenance events and cycling schemes.

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Food & Drink

Our sustainable food culture supports local, sustainable and Fairtrade produce and suppliers.

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Waste & Recycling

UCL is a zero waste to landfill university. We even turn our waste coffee grounds into bio-fuel.

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Over 50% of UCL's electricity is being consumed in buildings with labs so we're making them more energy efficient.

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Education for Sustainable Development

We're providing our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to solve our global challenges.