By Alex Green, on 24 March 2015
Our friends at Cycle Confident and Transport for London have produced this great infographic on reasons to cycle around London. And if you’d like to boost your confidence, learn to cycle more safely, or just learn new routes and get a free lunch, make sure to book your place on one of our guided cycle rides around London.
By Alex Green, on 9 December 2014
As part of the Christmas Switch Off, we teamed up with UCell, a group of PhD students pioneering the use of hydrogen as a fuel source.
Using their fuel cell to produce electricity from hydrogen, we powered a slow cooker to make spiced apple juice. See below for pics of the cell in action.
Help save energy over the winter break. Find out more and take part in the Christmas Switch Off.
By Alex Green, on 27 November 2014
We’re getting ready to launch the Christmas Switch Off, a UCL-wide campaign to save energy by switching off unnecessary lights, appliances and equipment over the holidays.
In the meantime, here’s an animated Jeremy Bentham switching off UCL…
By Alex Green, on 25 November 2014
You can now keep your bike in tip-top condition with the new permanent pump and repair stand (with tools) that’s been installed in Foster Court, just off Malet Place…
By Alex Green, on 21 November 2014
Want to join UCL’s Sustainability Team and help improve the sustainability of our business and projects?
Want to receive high quality training and support?
Want to work in an exciting environment with a diverse range of students, staff and academics?
Find out more and apply now (closing date November 30th 2014).
You can find out more about the work of the Sustainability Team here. And don’t forget to Like and follow to get more regular updates too!
By Alex Green, on 6 November 2014
Green Impact, UCL’s annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2014-15 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to get involved.
Green Impact runs from October 2014 – June 2015. You can find out about the programme here, or just contact the Sustainability Team.
By Alex Green, on 29 October 2014
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 numbers on 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.
By Alex Green, on 4 August 2014
As part of our new Annual Report, we’ve produced a series of infographics showing off different aspects of UCL’s impacts, approach to carbon and vision for the future.
This infographic is all about illustrating UCL’s five core sustainability aims, and how we can all contribute to achieving them. Enjoy!
Click on the infographic to see if full-size.
By Alex Green, on 4 August 2014
Green UCL’s Annual Report for 2012-13 is now ready. This report showcases examples of best practice and sets out our progress in creating a more sustainable UCL.
In April 2013, the UCL Council approved the institution’s first Environmental Sustainability Strategy following extensive consultation across the institution. The strategy sets out five strategic aims:
- To create a campus which supports UCL’s activities in a sustainable way
- To enable, empower and support all UCL communities to address our environmental sustainability impacts
- To provide the education, advancement, dissemination and application of sustainable development
- To maximise the wider impact of UCL’s environmental sustainability activities at local, regional, national and international level through collaboration, partnership and communication
- To become a leader in environmental sustainability across the HE sector
Our Annual Report sets out the progress which has been made in 2012/13 against these strategic aims and, in particular, the targets and commitments set out in the strategy. It provides some case studies of best practice and also a summary of our key goals for the coming year.
Read Green UCL’s Annual Report 2012-13.
By Alex Green, on 17 July 2014
We know that UCL has a lot of impacts; carbon emissions, energy use, the effect of our purchasing and the way we deal with waste.
But we also know that through research, volunteering, participation and public lectures, UCL creates a huge positive impact.
We’ve created this infographic to celebrate the effect that we all have on the local community, on London, and on the wider world.
Click on the infographic to see it full-size.