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Green Impact 2013-2014 statistics

  • 40 teams
  • 1,586 actions
  • 883 actions directly because of Green Impact Cambridge!

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2013-2014 Award winners

For more photos from the Award ceremony, visit our Facebook album.


  • Clare College – Gold Colleges
  • Downing College – Gold Colleges
  • Newnham College – Gold Colleges
  • Cancer Research UK – Gold and Gold Labs
  • Clinical School Building Team – Gold
  • Estate Management – Gold


  • Churchill College – Silver Colleges
  • Darwin College – Silver Colleges
  • Robinson College – Silver Colleges
  • Alison Richard Building – Silver
  • Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Silver
  • Counselling Service – Silver
  • Criminology – Silver
  • Department of Land Economy – Silver
  • Disability Resource Centre – Silver
  • Green Dream (Health and Safety) – Silver
  • Hutchison/MRC Research Centre – Silver and Silver Labs
  • IMS-MRL – Silver and Silver Labs
  • Madingley Hall – Silver and Honourable Mention for their work in catering and grounds
  • Maintenance Unit – Silver
  • PDN Green Team – Silver


  • King's College – Bronze Colleges
  • Pembroke College – Bronze Colleges
  • Cambridge University Medical Library – Bronze
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology – Bronze
  • Development and Alumni Relations – Bronze
  • Faculty of Education – Bronze
  • Faculty of History – Bronze
  • Fitzwilliam Museum – Bronze
  • Green Futures Group (University Library) – Bronze
  • Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) – Bronze
  • MRC Epidemiology – Bronze
  • Obs & Gynae Green Team – Bronze
  • Personal and Professional Development – Bronze
  • Pharmacology – Bronze
  • Psychology – Bronze
  • The Green Genies (Institute of Public Health) – Bronze
  • William Gates Building Team – Bronze

'Working Towards'

  • Physical Science – Working Towards
  • Registrary Offices – Working Towards

Special Awards

Environmental Improvement Award


Members of the CISL team, winners of the Environmental Improvement Award, with Jamie Agombar, NUS

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is the winner of the 2014 Environmental Improvement Award for their vegetable garden. What was a patch of barren land has been transformed into a vegetable garden, providing low carbon food for their office and a new habitat for insects and wildlife as well as a place to compost teabags and other food waste.

Runners up:

  • Cancer Research UK for the extensive work they have undertaken to improve the energy efficiency of their building
  • Estate Management who have been working to green the University’s cafes and canteens through their reusable cup scheme.


Student Leadership Award


Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer, winner of the Student Leadership Award, with Jamie Agombar, NUS

Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer, Darwin College, has been leading change within and beyond his Green Impact role, inspiring and motivating students to rethink their everyday actions to help create a more sustainable society. Running his own project, the ‘One World Challenge’, Philipp has tapped into social media in order to set fun challenges for small teams of students from all over Europe, thus creating more sustainable habits.

Runner up:

Satowa Kinoshita, St John's College, for her work supporting the Estate Management team.


Environmental Hero Award


Nan Taplin, MML, winner of the 2014 Environmental Hero Award, with Jamie Agombar, NUS

Nan Taplin, MML. The Environmental Hero Award received many strong nominations, which really goes to show how active Nan has been. As the main driving force behind her team’s submission for the Bronze Award, Nan has also managed to engage both staff and students in her building as well as surrounding departments on the Sidgwick Site to get more involved. She is full of enthusiasm, a great communicator and we feel her work should definitely be recognised.

Runners up:

  • The Sidgwick Site Facilities Team work tirelessly every single day to support energy saving and recycling across the site. They turn lights off, shut doors and windows, fix dripping taps, ensure correct use of recycling bins, and support recycling across the University by enabling central events and initiatives. Well-deserved recognition!
  • Carolyn Appleton, Estate Management, for her drive, determination, commitment and enthusiasm! She worked endlessly to organise a University-wide Swap Shop, and gave up her own time to collaborate with teams from across the University to help promote and run it.

Congratulations again to all our winners, and here’s to Green Impact 2014-15!