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Turning the spotlight on travel throughout April

28 March 2017

‘Spotlight on’ months allow the University to raise awareness of sustainability issues over an entire month and our recent Spotlight on Sustainable Food month was a great success and has led to change in many parts of the University . Next month we hope to replicate this success, this time in the area of travel. Travel is...

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Which University workplace is the most active?

28 March 2017

This is the question we will be asking during the Workplace Travel Challenge , a challenge taking place across the University between the 24 and 29 April . Teams of up to ten staff can register for the challenge and log the distances they make by active travel i.e. walking, cycling, rollerblading or cartwheeling; a large...

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The business of ‘business travel’

28 March 2017

Many of us do not travel just to and from work, we also travel as part of our work, either within the city or further afield. Business travel, be it for research or other work, is a part of University life but it is not without its environmental impact. Of all travel modes, domestic flights are by the far the most carbon...

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Out with the old, in with the new

28 March 2017

In August 2016 the Environment and Energy section launched an Equipment Replacement Programme, which provides funding for the replacement of old ultra-low temperature freezers with new, energy efficient models. The scheme has already proven to be a great success, with forty applications from across the University estate to...

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New labels for your bins!

28 March 2017

We have just added some new ‘pictorial’ bin labels to our website following feedback from staff that the existing ‘infographic’ labels, developed by our waste contractor Mick George, were not intuitive for users, and the icons were hard to interpret from a distance. We therefore have new ones which display large, simple...

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Become an environmental auditor for the day!

28 March 2017

Places are now available on our IEMA-approved auditing session on 3 May. University of Cambridge students with an interest in environmental and sustainability issues will gain practical skills and knowledge, receive a CV-boosting certificate, and will form an important part of the University's Green Impact scheme. After a...

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Living Lab Lowdown

28 March 2017

There’s a lot going on with the Living Laboratory for Sustainability at the moment: The Cambridge Carbon Challenge will see its second round of judging at the beginning of April. Teams are in the process of compiling their business cases which will be submitted within the next few days. The judges will then determine whose...

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We are hiring - Head of Environment and Energy

7 March 2017

The Environment and Energy section is seeking a candidate to provide maternity cover as Head of Environment and Energy. Closing date for applications is the 28th of March 2017. Further information can be found here .

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We are recruiting - Energy Coordinator

21 February 2017

The Environment and Energy Section is recruiting for the post of Energy Coodinator (Maternity Cover). The successful candidate will undertake work to monitor the University's use of energy and water and identify areas of potential savings. The closing date is 14 March and interviews will be held on the 4 April. You can...

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Big fish to fry - launching the University’s Sustainable Food Policy

20 February 2017

On 2 February 130 people gathered at the University Centre to hear about the University’s new Sustainable Food Policy. Part of the event was a panel discussion, where four academics discussed how we can encourage healthy and more sustainable diets. The panel representatives brought forward different perspectives ranging...

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