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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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       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) is all about working together to reduce the University’s energy use – join your friends and colleagues in switching off lights, computers and other equipment and let’s see how much we can save!

  • 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

Travel to Work Survey now live!

27 October 2014

The 2014 annual Travel to Work survey is now live. Please take a few moments to complete the form to help the University to shape its travel policies and support. Click on As you may know, the University of Cambridge takes part in a staff Travel to Work survey each year. The results...

'Green Guide for Universities' released

17 October 2014

The International Alliance of Research Universities has released its 'Green Guide for Universities', containing information and case studies on member institutions' activities towards improving sustainable estates and campuses. Pathways towards Sustainability The guide consists of nine chapters that address key areas for...