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Archive for March, 2013

Bartlett Competition

By Louise A Raynham, on 13 March 2013

PrintThe Bartlett Green Action Team is running a media competition to help raise awareness of green issues, particularly ones pertinent to our faculty.  An exhibition will be created from the entries.  This is a chance to have your work go on display.

Imagining a sustainable future

The Bartlett’s Green Action Team invites competition entries in any media that communicate the sustainability agenda in new and exciting ways so that people, particularly those from the Bartlett or wider UCL communities, feel that they are able to make a difference.

Entries will be displayed in on the Lobby Gallery in Wates House in April 2013.

The winning entry will be awarded £200 with two Runner Up prizes of £100.

Prizes will be presented by the Dean, Professor Alan Penn.

  • Entries are invited from students and staff within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment or from teams involving others from UCL or elsewhere, where the team leader is a Bartlett student or staff member.
  • Any media may be used but entries must be no larger than 1m3.
  • Monitors will be available to display video entries.  Other equipment will not normally be available but please contact Helen Fisher (h.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) if you would like to discuss this.
  • No funding will be available for materials.
  • We are particularly keen for entries to have a relevance to UCL, and ideally the Bartlett in particular, but entries with for a more general audience are also welcomed.
  • The deadline for submitting entries is Wednesday 27 March 2013 and they should be delivered to Helen Fisher, Bartlett Faculty Office, 6th Floor Central House.

Love food hate waste: UCL staff and students reduce food waste

By Rosemary Willatt, on 11 March 2013

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UCL’s Environmental Sustainability Team has been working with Toby Jones from the North London Waste Authority to help UCL staff and students reduce food waste. As part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign  Toby has set up stalls during Green Week UCL and at halls providing information and tools. Here’s what Toby has to say about Love Food Hate Waste and working with UCL…

 

 

“We have had a great response so far from UCL students to our food waste prevention campaign! The campaign aims to highlight how much food we waste at a household (or student kitchen) level, and provide practical tips on how to easily reduce this waste, as well as giving out some useful tools to help you. An example is measuring out portions of foods like rice and pasta so that we only cook as much as we mean to and won’t end up with a surprise pan-full. We also provide recipes and storage tips so that this surplus gets used up rather than thrown away.

The message certainly seems to be well received once people stop to chat – it helps that you can take away our handy freebies: rice and pasta measurers, a tea towel, bag clips and more! You can get involved by simply stopping by to browse our information stall when you see us, or find more online. If you want to go further we’re always happy to run workshop sessions if you know of any interested groups who would like one.”

 

It’s Climate Week!

By Ellie Jones, on 4 March 2013

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To celebrate Climate Week 2013 (4-10 March) UCL Energy Institute and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources are running a week-long blog written by staff and students on a range of climate related topics from biodiversity to recycling to using data.
Read new posts each day of Climate Week – http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/energy why not join in too? To add to the blog email  energy@ucl.ac.uk