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Read more at: Thank you for all you do: Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2020

Thank you for all you do: Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2020

26 May 2020

To mark what would have been Volunteers’ Week in the UK, we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate our fantastic staff volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help make the University a more sustainable place. Since October 2019, teams of staff have completed over 2,000 (!) sustainability actions as part of...

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Read more at: We couldn’t do it without you: celebrating our Green Impact student auditors

We couldn’t do it without you: celebrating our Green Impact student auditors

26 May 2020

For eight years in a row, Cambridge University students have found time in their busy exam schedules to help audit our Green Impact teams. This year, more students than ever joined in and we wanted to say a huge thank you! Green Impact is a scheme developed by the National Union of Students (now SOS-UK), bringing staff and...

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Read more at: Biodiversity at Cambridge: which species call the University's estate home?

Biodiversity at Cambridge: which species call the University's estate home?

26 May 2020

Cambridge has long been a world-leading centre for conservation science – perhaps epitomised by the David Attenborough Building next to the Museum of Zoology – and in recent years the University of Cambridge has turned its attention to the biodiversity on its own estate. There is increasing recognition of the global...

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Read more at: Green Labs: making a difference, from a distance

Green Labs: making a difference, from a distance

26 May 2020

All of us have had to adapt to significant upheaval over the past couple of months. Most of our lab users are currently distant from the labs and can’t expect a return to how things were. Martin and the Green Labs initiative will also be unable to visit labs around the University for the foreseeable future. Therefore, we...

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Read more at: And the winners of the 2020 Biodiversity Photography Competition are...

And the winners of the 2020 Biodiversity Photography Competition are...

21 May 2020

Today, Friday 22 May, marks the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity . Although it doesn’t roll off the tongue, at its heart this day has a simple message: to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues at a global level. Here at the University , we are currently working to create the University’...

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Read more at: UK's first 'Food Waste Action Week' - what is the University doing and what can you do?

UK's first 'Food Waste Action Week' - what is the University doing and what can you do?

7 May 2020

The UK’s first ever ‘Food Waste Action Week’ takes place from 11 May, following a UK government announcement t ied with January’s release of the Environment Bill . Here we focus on how the University of Cambridge is tackl ing food waste, as well as what University staff and students can do at home. The University Catering...

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Read more at: Be among the first students trained in the brand new Cambridge Carbon Literacy project

Be among the first students trained in the brand new Cambridge Carbon Literacy project

29 April 2020

Passionate about climate action? Want to educate others on what the future holds and how we can act? Apply to be among the first set of 12 Student Trainers on the brand new Carbon Literacy project launching Michaelmas 2020! You will be given a FREE day-long training course at the start of Michaelmas 2020, and receive an...

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Read more at: Move into May with National Walking Month

Move into May with National Walking Month

27 April 2020

May 2020 is National Walking Month and, given that it’s currently one of the government-sanctioned forms of daily exercise in the UK, walking may already be a regular and cherished part of your day. If you're yet to get into walking however, or are just starting out, I’m here to share some ideas about taking those first...

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Read more at: Students launch unique carbon footprint project at Clare College

Students launch unique carbon footprint project at Clare College

27 April 2020

Clare College’s undergraduate environmental society, Clare Goes Green , has launched a new campaign to help inform people about how their daily decisions contribute to their carbon footprint. This ‘Green Weekends’ project aims to show people that you can dramatically reduce your greenhouse gas emissions without...

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Rachel Steward

New team member in the Environment and Energy Section

27 April 2020

Rachel Steward, Environmental Manager (job share with Clare Palferman) What does your position involve? Together with my job share, we oversee the work of the Environment Team. This involves helping manage our communications and engagement work, including the University's Green Impact scheme , its network of staff...

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