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Geography Green Teams' success in reducing environmental impact

Awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals

Geography Green Teams' success in reducing environmental impact

Over the past six months teams from the UCL Geography Bedford Way and Pearson Buildings have been taking part in the NUS Green Impact Scheme.

Green Impact is a “competition” between teams at universities, although one with an important message. Teams are given an online workbook listing different environmental actions that departments are encouraged to carry out. Bronze and Silver awards are presented according to the number of actions successfully completed, with the Gold award to be won by the top scoring team at UCL.

The scheme also encourages departments with laboratories to enter lab teams. The lab teams can achieve bronze by meeting ten criteria, but if they manage to complete the entire “bonus” section of the work book they may be awarded “Gold for labs”.

Teams from all over UCL have taken part this year and students from many departments were trained as auditors for the scheme, including several from Geography.

Recently the department was audited, and we are delighted that “The G Team” has been awarded Bronze for Bedford Way and “G.I.Geog” achieved Silver for the Pearson Building. Congratulations to both teams, especially to Miles Irving and Pushpa Arabindoo for their fantastic efforts in leading the teams. Even better, thanks and congratulations go to Tula Maxted, since the department will also be picking up Gold for the labs!


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