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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.

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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WEEE collection request

Apply for an e-waste (WEEE) collection.

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Latest news

A "Green Impact" on energy use at the Institute of Metabolic Sciences

30 May 2018

The Green Impact Awards are just around the corner and we thought we would take this opportunity to illustrate just how big an impact the University’s staff sustainability programme can have on departmental operations. The Institute of Metabolic Sciences – Medical Research Laboratories (IMS – MRL) have participated in the...

Increasing biodiversity - step by step

30 May 2018

With the trees blossoming, flowers blooming, birds singing and bees buzzing, Cambridge has become a sunnier, greener and all-round happier place for staff and students in recent months. There are many pleasant green spaces around Cambridge, and the University is no exception. From the pleasant ‘quad’ of grass on the...

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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.