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Environment and Energy

 

Cambridge North train station is open

23 June 2017

Cambridge North station welcomed its first customers last month. Located in Chesterton, the station will provide a connection point for commuters in the North of the city. Cambridge North will eventually see up to 3,000 passengers taking to its platforms each day. Cyclists and foot passengers can access the station from...

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A year of student experience in the Living Lab

23 June 2017

The end of the academic year allowed time for reflection and celebration in what has been a busy year for the Living Laboratory for Sustainability. The 'Living Lab' provides opportunities for Cambridge students to develop their skills and improve the environmental performance of the University estate through projects...

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Our student sustainability leaders

23 June 2017

Every year, the University of Cambridge's Green Impact programme sees many students getting involved and working hard to promote sustainability within their Colleges and departments. Some students stand out in this work and become leaders in their College, improving environmental performance and inspiring others to do the...

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Reporting on our environmental performance – 2016 report

23 June 2017

The Environmental Sustainability Report 2016 is now available. The report details the University of Cambridge’s progress towards meeting the goals set out in the University’s Environmental Sustainability, Vision, Policy and Strategy . Divided into nine areas, including; energy and carbon, water and waste management, the...

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A Wolfson in green clothing – award winners announced at ceremony

23 June 2017

On 21 June the University of Cambridge presented its 2017 'Cambridge Green Challenge' awards. The ceremony recognised the efforts of staff and students who had worked this year to improve the environmental performance of their places of work and study. Wolfson College’s Lee Hall provided a great venue for the 140 attendees...

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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...

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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 proof is in the pudding - sustainable food update

25 May 2017

There has been a flurry of activity since the launch of the University’s Sustainable Food Policy in February. Departments and Colleges are integrating the principles of the policy into their own operation and other Universities are following in our footsteps. Read on to hear about what has been happening. College vegan...

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A day of reckoning - Green Impact audits

24 May 2017

On 3 May we held the hectic yet fun annual event – the Green Impact audits! This year 36 teams of staff and students from across the University took part in Green Impact, the University’s environmental awards scheme , and all teams needed to be audited to verify what they have achieved over the last academic year. Sixteen...

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Meet our new Sustainable Buildings Advisor

24 May 2017

1. Name: Alex Reeve 2. Position: Sustainable Buildings Advisor 3. What does this position entail? Providing specialist advice to promote the design and construction of environmentally sustainable new build and refurbishment projects. 4. What is your (education/qualifications) background and how did you get here? I studied...

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