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Environment and Energy

 

Join us at the Green Impact launch

7 September 2018

The University of Cambridge’s Green Impact 2018 launch is taking place on 16 October at 12pm , and all interested staff and students are welcome to attend. Green Impact is the University of Cambridge's environmental accreditation scheme (Homerton College are pictured above receiving their award), and is a key initiative as...

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Saving time at the Clinical School with videoconferencing

29 August 2018

Cambridge has an excellent record of sustainable travel, with 39% of staff cycling to work each day. In many cases, though, it seems unavoidable to have to drive or fly to a meeting or conference. Indeed, last year we spent over six million pounds on flights, emitting significant amounts of carbon in the process. The...

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Recognition for waste reduction by the University Catering Service

29 August 2018

Each day 7 million hot drinks are consumed in disposable cups in the UK, and until recently many of us believed that these cups were easily recycled. Unfortunately this is not the case. While technically recyclable, the cups are made from a combination of paper and an internal lining of plastic polyethylene, which are...

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Creating a GreenBRIDGE to excellent research

29 August 2018

In 2009 a group of graduate researchers came together to form GreenBRIDGE (Buildings, Research, Innovation, Development, Governance, Energy/Environment). A reading and research group which created a platform for the discussion of ecological, social, cultural, technological and economic issues that affect the built...

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Student interns shine this summer

29 August 2018

The Living Laboratory for Sustainability provides opportunities for students to develop their skills and tackle environmental sustainability issues on the University’s operational estate. Internships is one of the ways we do this. This year a committed and hardworking trio have joined our team to work on projects which...

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Welcome to all those #GoingtoCambridge

16 August 2018

Congratulations to all those students who are #GoingtoCambridge. You have probably done all your research, but did you know that the University of Cambridge is not only a prestigious place of learning but we, University staff and students, are also working to create a sustainable future. You can be part of this. In your...

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WarpIT – giving items a new home and reducing departmental costs

25 July 2018

The University’s free online reuse platform, WarpIT, has facilitated lots of exchanges in the last few months. Staff have taken the opportunity to source and give away diverse items on the platform, helping to reduce waste and cut the time and hassle involved in purchasing, invoicing and paying for new items. This year...

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Cycle to Work Day

25 July 2018

Cycle to Work Day takes place on 15 August this year. Now in its sixth year, Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s largest cycling event with thousands of enthusiastic cyclists taking to street to celebrate everyday cycling. Cambridge has a proud tradition of cycling and the University has one of the highest rates of cycling in...

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Need to improve your cycle confidence this Cycle to Work Day? Cycling instructor Richard can help

25 July 2018

Many of us take the skill of cycling for granted. But what does it take to master cycling as an adult if you were never taught as a child or your experiences riding a bike were limited? Learning to cycle is indeed a daunting task, but worry not - we can help! University staff can access free Cycle Skills Training session...

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Tackling the issue of plastics in departments – CRUK and PDN lead the way

25 July 2018

Those of you who have tried to reduce the amount of plastic in your life as part of Plastic Free July will know how tricky it can sometimes be. Plastic really is everywhere. Now imagine trying to reduce plastic in your department. Where would you start? How much is there? How do you reach out to all of your colleagues? It...

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