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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

February is Spotlight on Energy month - Embedded departments

18 January 2019

2018 is firmly behind us and our energy levels are beginning to rise as we see the evenings slowly stretch, but what about all that other energy that makes our day possible? The energy that we rarely notice. The electricity, gas and biomass that is used in the University. We use vast amounts of energy, in 2017/18 the...

Six simple steps to energy saving in your workplace

15 January 2019

Six steps to energy saving in your department During Spotlight on Energy Month , we are encouraging every University department, institute and building to take simple steps to reduce their energy use. Here are six simple steps for tackling the energy use of your workplace. As you're reading this page, look out for the...

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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.