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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

Explore your department's waste performance with new data portal!

24 September 2020

The University's Environment & Energy Section have produced a waste & recycling dashboard, which is now available to Tableau users at the University of Cambridge. Since 2017 the University's main waste contractor Veolia (formerly Mick George Ltd) has weighed each bin it collects from the majority of University...

Reducing, reusing and recycling just got easier with our new waste guidance!

3 September 2020

This September sees the arrival of both Zero Waste Week and Recycle Week , so what better time to announce our new easy-to-use waste guidance for University departments? It's all about cutting out waste, reusing more internally, and recycling what's left . Our simple guide is based on several years of internal research and...

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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