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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 who work to tackle a range of environmental issues. Staff and students at the University can join us in making the University a more sustainable place, by getting involved in the Cambridge Green Challenge!

On this page, you'll find plenty of information on the ways you can get involved, as well as details on what's happening already. You'll also find loads of guidance and resources, as well as all the latest news.

Green Impact

Improve your workplace or College by taking part in Green Impact - the University's environmental accreditation scheme.

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Environment and Energy Coordinators

Help to provide a focus for environmental and energy issues in your department or building, as part of our University-wide network.


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Our resource bank is constantly updated to provide a central point for all kinds of useful...

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Forms and requests

Apply for an e-waste (WEEE) collection, apply for ECRP funding or propose a Living Lab project.

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Latest news

The original green technology: cleaning the air at the David Attenborough Building

25 May 2017

Clean air is on the agenda a lot these days but it is almost always in relation to the air outdoors. Given that people often spend up to 90% of their time indoors, surely we should also consider the impact of pollutants indoors . Ventilating a building well will improve air quality but can sometimes result in heat loss...

The not so long and winding road

25 May 2017

The word “commute” can conjure up images of traffic chaos or long frustrating periods getting to where you need be. This might be the case for many but not for all, as we recently learned when we met staff through our Spotlight on Travel events. Many University staff enjoy their commute and see it as a time to get some...

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The University's Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy

Strategy and Policy

In 2015 the University adopted an Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy which sets out the University's sustainability goals and how we plan to achieve them.