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Environment and Energy

The University of Cambridge is committed to reducing its environmental impact, with a dedicated Environment and Energy Section within Estate Management leading on carbon reduction and a range of strategic and operational initiatives. Networks of staff and students support these efforts.

This website provides information, advice and resources to support this work as well as information on what the University is doing both operationally and academically.

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Tackling our own environmental challenges

It might be considered that, because the University is home to so many talented and open-minded people, gaining efficiencies in energy use would be a simple problem to fix. However, the University’s annual report 2013 highlights that this strength is also a challenge.

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       Watch our video to learn more about Green Impact from last year’s team members

     What is Green Impact?

Greenlines: sustainability newsletter

Download Greenlines, the University’s sustainability newsletter. A monthly update for staff and students to keep you informed about environment and energy news at Cambridge.

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Latest news

FREE videoconferencing services from UIS

29 September 2014

For the 2014/5 academic year, UIS is offering its two videoconferencing facilities to staff and students at no cost, waiving the usual £40/hour charge. The recently refurbished facilities in the Cockroft Building on the New Museums site, and on the West Cambridge Site, are available to all staff and students for University...

University of Cambridge launches challenge to construction contractors

8 September 2014

Today was the launch of the Cambridge CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety) initiative, which sees University contractors encouraged to sign up to a shared standard of practice to ensure safer conditions for vulnerable road users. Initiated by the Estate Development team within the University of Cambridge's...