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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

Students want more on sustainable development from their higher education careers

24 November 2014

As the UN Decade for Sustainable Development draws to a close this month, a survey has found that 80% of students believe that sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, a belief which increases as they progress through their studies. This is one of the findings of student...

Student volunteering opportunities

19 November 2014

University of Cambridge students have a new opportunity to gain and develop project management, teamwork and auditing skills, benefiting their CV at the same time as the University. Green Impact is a scheme developed by the National Union of Students, bringing staff and students together to enable and showcase positive...