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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

Take your seat – a WarpIt success!

26 April 2018

Did you know that the University has an internal re-use portal which can be used to distribute unwanted items for free between departments? This month the portal helped to get bums on seats – literally! With a building on the West Cambridge site being cleared out ready to be converted into a new multi-faith centre, there...

Spotlight on Travel month - the roundup

26 April 2018

The Environment and Energy team have been busy this month turning the spotlight on travel. With 14 events at seven University sites, staff learnt about the support available to travel using sustainable modes and how they can reduce the environmental impacts of their commute. Figure 1: Meeting staff at the Maxwell Centre...

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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.