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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

University of Cambridge picks up dual Green Gowns awards honour!

4 December 2017

The University of Cambridge won not one, but two awards at the prestigious ‘ Green Gown’ Awards , which celebrate sustainability successes across the sector, and were held on Wednesday 15th November. Organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the 2017 ceremony was hosted by the...

What’s in your bin? Our bin-busting found out!

4 December 2017

Did you wander past the Sidgwick site on 31 October and wonder why there was a team of people in hazmat suits rifling through rubbish? We can explain that… Most of us think that we know our stuff when it comes to throwing away our waste at home: there are few now who don’t carefully separate their waste and ensure that...

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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.