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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

Meet the newest member of our team

25 July 2017

There have been some changes in the Environment and Energy team recently and we’d like to take this opportunity to welcome one of our new team members, Colin Nye. Colin is providing maternity leave cover for the role of Energy Coordinator. 1. Name: Colin Nye 2. Position: Energy Coordinator 3. What does this position entail...

Harnessing wind power in a different way at Chemistry

25 July 2017

Extracting air safely from the Chemistry department’s 322 fume cupboards takes a lot of power and involves 37 fan systems that have been installed at various times over the building's lifetime. Until recently, the building’s fume exhaust system operated at a constant power consumption to meet the criteria for a worst case...

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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.