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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 who work to tackle a range of environmental issues. Staff and students at the University can join us in making the University a more sustainable place, by getting involved in the Cambridge Green Challenge!

On this page, you'll find plenty of information on the ways you can get involved, as well as details on what's happening already. You'll also find loads of guidance and resources, as well as all 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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Forms and requests

Apply for an e-waste (WEEE) collection, apply for ECRP funding or propose a Living Lab project.

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Latest news

Come see Eddington - the sustainable community of the future

31 August 2017

It is not often that we have the chance to peek behind the curtain and see how a community or a building works, but that is exactly what will happen on 9 September when Eddington is open to the public as part of Open Cambridge . Eddington, the largest single capital project in the University’s history, is a development...

Celebrate cycling – Cycle to Work Day 13 September

31 August 2017

September is a great time to cycle. The days are fresh and you can enjoy the changing colours of the season as you pedal along. The national event aims to increase the number of people cycling to work and is also an opportunity for staff who already cycle, to recognise the positive impact cycling has on their health...

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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.