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Read more at: Explore Cambridge with electric cargo bikes, scooters and more

Explore Cambridge with electric cargo bikes, scooters and more

17 December 2020

Does your department need an electric cargo bike? The University has successfully bid for three electric cargo bikes. One of the bikes will be going to the Sidgwick Site and another to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. There is one bike remaining, so if you think your department could make use of this, and you have...

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Read more at: Combat plastic pollution in Cambridgeshire

Combat plastic pollution in Cambridgeshire

17 December 2020

The Rivers Trust is on the lookout for community litter-pick groups to clean up litter from the area and record their findings using an online system. If you are taking part in litter picks anywhere in and around the Great Ouse/Cam already, or would like to, you could make a valuable contribution to our pioneering...

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Read more at: ‘Single Out’ campaign throws spotlight on problem wastes

‘Single Out’ campaign throws spotlight on problem wastes

17 December 2020

2021 is upon us, bringing not just a new year but new opportunities for making a positive sustainability difference ! T he Sustainability Team and others around the University will be working on many environmental issues over the coming months . To help target sustainability efforts, w e’ve hand-picked three key topics...

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Green Impact award winners

Kickstart your departmental Green Impact team

25 November 2020

Does your departmental team need a bit of a kickstart to your Green Impact year? Well you’re in luck! The Sustainability Team have provided some top tips and inspiration to help you get stuck into 10 of this year’s actions before the Christmas break. Working From Home actions Tackling the standard Bronze-Gold workbook may...

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Autonomous vehicle

November updates from the Travel and Transport Team

25 November 2020

Taking the first steps towards autonomous vehicle trials Smart Cambridge, a workstream within the Greater Cambridge Partnership, are working with their partners (RDM Group), on a project funded by InnovateUK to trial the use of autonomous vehicles. The trial will examine the feasibility of the technology being used as part...

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Read more at: First look: initial travel survey results

First look: initial travel survey results

25 November 2020

We had an amazing response to the staff and student annual travel surveys this year. The response rate for both was well in excess of last year's and any University travel survey on record! 3,410 staff (27%) and 1,231 students responded within the survey window, so thank you. While the detailed results are still being...

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Read more at: Sustainability in action on the University’s farm

Sustainability in action on the University’s farm

25 November 2020

To your average passer-by Cambridge University Farm may look like your usual farm, complete with over 200 cows and a similar number of sheep, but there’s far more to this farm than meets the eye. The history of the Farm stretches back to 1900 when it was established in Impington, but in recent years the Farm has...

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Read more at: We've signed up to the Cambridge Climate Change Charter

We've signed up to the Cambridge Climate Change Charter

28 October 2020

Back in February 2019, Cambridge City Council declared a climate emergency in response to the rapidly changing global climate. Hot on the heels of this announcement, the Cambridge Climate Change Charter was established in September to support local organisations, businesses and individuals in reducing their carbon...

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Read more at: Cambridge University launches its 10-year vision for biodiversity

Cambridge University launches its 10-year vision for biodiversity

28 October 2020

COVID-19 has dominated headlines during 2020, almost eclipsing the topics of climate change and biodiversity loss. Globally, around one million species face the threat of extinction * and the large-scale destruction of habitats is not only accelerating the threat of extinction, but also releasing yet more carbon and...

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Read more at: Pond restoration at Madingley Brickpits

Pond restoration at Madingley Brickpits

28 October 2020

The University’s Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP), sets out our 10-year vision for the future of biodiversity across the University. As part of our ‘wetland and water’ actions within the BAP, we planned to establish an enhancement project at our Madingley Brickpits County Wildlife Site (CWS) located on the Madingley Estate...

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