UCLH director among ‘London Leaders’ committed to a sustainable future 

24/03/2011 00:00 

The London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) today announced Trevor Payne, UCLH director of estates and facilities, as one of its ‘London Leaders’ in a scheme to promote sustainable living. 

UCLH director among ‘London Leaders’ committed to a sustainable future

Trevor Payne is congratulated on becoming a London Leader by John Plowman, Chair of the LSDC

The 15 leaders are described as ‘ordinary Londoners with extraordinary vision’ who are passionate about sustainable change in the capital.

They will be driving forward an imaginative range of volunteer projects including mentoring schemes, planting community-owned orchards, local food waste collection, and manufacturing biofuel from restaurants’ old cooking oil. 

Trevor has led UCLH’s sustainability efforts which in recent years have led to the following key developments:

  • UCLH among the first organisations to sign up to the high profile 10:10 campaign pledge to cut carbon by 10 per cent in a year. The Trust aims to exceed this target by the end of March 2011
  • Created and developed NHS Reuse an initiative which will allow NHS organisations to recycle unwanted furniture and office equipment
  • London mayor Boris Johnson voted UCLH top ‘carbon champions’ in his 2010 green awards
  • Recruited Trust-wide carbon champions to promote best practice across the Trust’s six hospitals
  • Achieved the Carbon Trust Standard
  • Developed low carbon menus by sourcing healthy food close to the Trust’s six hospitals
    Winner of Good Food on the Public Plate Award in recognition of the Trust’s development of sustainable food policies and practices
  • Selected to be in the final three in the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2011 (to be awarded May 2011) along with Tesco and Co-op
  • Shortlisted for the Camden Environment Awards; Health Service Journal Awards and Building Better Healthcare Awards  

Trevor said: “It is a real privilege to be selected as a London Leader and the award reflects the hard work taking place across the whole Trust to reduce our carbon footprint.

“As a London Leader I hope to be able to inspire others to embrace the numerous schemes we have ongoing at UCLH which are making a difference to the sustainability of the capital.”

UCLH director among ‘London Leaders’ committed to a sustainable future

Trevor (centre left) with the other 15 London Leader

Each London Leader receives expert advice and support from the London Sustainable Development Commission, whose research shows that the best way to promote sustainability in London is through the support of leadership at all levels. 

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: “Our growing phalanx of London Leaders past and present embody a positive force for change, helping to improve quality of life in our great city. I warmly welcome this latest batch of inspirational individuals, brimming with clever ideas and the leadership skills to work for the good of London over this coming year and especially in the lead up to 2012.”

John Plowman, Chair of the London Sustainable Development Commission, said: “In the last four years, our London Leaders have forged ahead with their innovative and creative projects, which have brightened up our city and improved local neighbourhoods. This year, we want to help take the volunteer sector beyond benevolence to a broader definition, where businesses and communities work together on projects with long-term benefits.” 

The London Leaders for 2011 are listed here.


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