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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

Saving energy and keeping cool: chiller equipment replacement success!

29 September 2017

A project replacing chiller equipment at one of the University’s most energy-intensive facilities is now delivering huge energy savings! In 2016, the chiller plant at the Plant Growth Facility on the Botanic Gardens site was replaced and optimised. Despite being only 12 years old, the heavy loading on the equipment made it...

Thousands get a first look at Eddington, the University’s newest development

29 September 2017

Approximately 4,000 members of the public experienced the many interesting aspects of Eddington on 9 September. Visitors took part in 25 different events which were led by the many different professionals who have all contributed to the development. Journeys were made into the Eddington of the past, as the archaeology and...

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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.