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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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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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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

Ditching the disposables!

28 February 2019

The University Catering Service are changing the pricing structure of hot drinks across all University operated cafés. In line with the University's award-winning sustainable food policy , which includes an aim 'to achieve a significant reduction in waste in all café operations', a new initiative will help to reduce the...

Energy saving actions at Clare College

27 February 2019

Clare College’s Environmental Policy has guided and inspired the actions of College staff and students for the last five years, and so much has been achieved. This month we will look at what has been done in the area of energy saving. Maintenance works have given facilities staff at Clare College, led by Estates Director...

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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