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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.

What's happening

       Watch our video to learn more about Switch Off Week

     What is Switch Off Week?

The University of Cambridge spends £1,825 every hour on energy. Switch Off Week (November 10th to 16th, 2014) was all about working together to reduce the University’s energy use – inviting all University members to join their friends and colleagues in switching off lights, computers and other equipment to see how much we can save when we work together!

  • Exciting events
  • Downloadable resources
  • Online information tool
  • Building energy data

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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

Update report from the Safety Office

11 December 2014

The Safety Office have released a News update on various areas relevant to University staff and operations. Information from the Safety Office Following David Plumb's retirement in April 2014, Lisabeth Yates now heads the radiation group. The Health and Safety Executive has issued new guidance on reporting categories of...

University Library release their new bike fleet

5 December 2014

Introducing the newly-named University Library Bikes! As part of Switch Off Week 2014, the UL ran a 'Name the Bike' competition for their new fleet of pool bikes. Staff voted for their favourite names, and the most popular were picked. Bertie had the most nominations, followed by Boris , who was also very popular, and...