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Environment and Energy

The University of Cambridge is committed to making a positive impact through outstanding environmental sustainability performance. The Environment and Energy team support staff and students in achieving this commitment. 

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

Read more at: Green Impact

Green Impact

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

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Read more at: Staff Volunteers - Environment and Energy Coordinators

Staff Volunteers - 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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Read more at: Resources


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

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Read more at: WEEE collection request

WEEE collection request

Apply for an e-waste (WEEE) collection.

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Latest news

What’s in your building’s bin? These three charts tell you the answer!

18 December 2019

On a cold bright morning in late November, you may have noticed that your building’s bin disappeared. Where did it go? To the Faculty of Economics car park on the Sidgwick Site, where it was greeted by a dozen staff and students donned in ‘hazmat’ suits, gloves and masks. It was the day of the Environment & Energy...

Michelin-starred sustainable food!

18 December 2019

In November, the University of Cambridge Catering Managers’ Committee hosted a unique sustainable food event at St John’s College for College Fellows and those involved in catering. The event was designed to get Colleges talking about sustainable food and encourage those responsible for catering in Colleges to think...

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.

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