Wednesday October 17th was the second day of Green Week UCL – materials day. We wanted to get everyone thinking about what we buy and where it comes from.
We held a books and clothes exchange with MODO, UCL’s fashion society, and received plenty of donations.
We were also joined by Paul Monk who runs WARPit at UCL. WARPit is an online portal which allows staff to exchange goods within UCL. This reduces the university’s carbon emissions and expenditure. Free coffee mugs were available to staff who signed up for WARPit on the day.
Mapping for Change joined us again and ran the track your top/trousers challenge – participants mapped out where in the their tops and trousers came from on the Green UCL map.
This was also the second day of the Green Week UCL Poster Competition. There was a people’s choice prize for the winning poster. Around 70 people submitted 900 ratings of the posters over the two days. The winning poster was:
Ilan Adler*, Karen Hudson-Edwards** and Luiza Campos*
(*Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL** Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London)
Drinking the rain: Quality issues and technological advances.
The prize was presented by Alexi Marmot, Professor of Facility and Environment Management and Head of the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies to present the prize. Alexi was the founding member of the Bartlett Green Action Team, “a network of staff and students who work together to make the Bartlett a more environmentally friendly place to work and study.”
See more photos from the day in our facebook album.