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Come see Eddington - the sustainable community of the future

31 August 2017

It is not often that we have the chance to peek behind the curtain and see how a community or a building works, but that is exactly what will happen on 9 September when Eddington is open to the public as part of Open Cambridge . Eddington, the largest single capital project in the University’s history, is a development...

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Celebrate cycling – Cycle to Work Day 13 September

31 August 2017

September is a great time to cycle. The days are fresh and you can enjoy the changing colours of the season as you pedal along. The national event aims to increase the number of people cycling to work and is also an opportunity for staff who already cycle, to recognise the positive impact cycling has on their health...

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Meet our new Sustainable Labs Coordinator

31 August 2017

The University carries out a vast amount of research which has a significant environmental impact. The new Sustainable Labs Coordinator, Martin Howes, will be working with University laboratories, helping them to become more sustainable. Read on to find out more about the newest member of the Environment and Energy team...

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Student interns – providing solutions for the University’s sustainability challenges

31 August 2017

One of the aims of the Environment and Energy section is to facilitate opportunities where staff and students can develop and share their knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to the University’s environmental sustainability aspirations. This summer, through our internship scheme, we have been able to contribute...

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Keeping you 'postered'

31 August 2017

The Environment and Energy team has a new set of posters available for University departments and Colleges! Posters are a great way to spread an environmental message, and the Environment and Energy website now has a compliment of sixty different posters for staff and students to use. With energy, recycling, and travel...

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Meet the newest member of our team

25 July 2017

There have been some changes in the Environment and Energy team recently and we’d like to take this opportunity to welcome one of our new team members, Colin Nye. Colin is providing maternity leave cover for the role of Energy Coordinator. 1. Name: Colin Nye 2. Position: Energy Coordinator 3. What does this position entail...

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Harnessing wind power in a different way at Chemistry

25 July 2017

Extracting air safely from the Chemistry department’s 322 fume cupboards takes a lot of power and involves 37 fan systems that have been installed at various times over the building's lifetime. Until recently, the building’s fume exhaust system operated at a constant power consumption to meet the criteria for a worst case...

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Collaboration and new ideas with the Carbon Challenge

25 July 2017

The winner of the Carbon Challenge was announced at our recent Cambridge Green Challenge awards . The announcement followed a number of months of project development and collaboration between students and staff from different departments. The Challenge brief was for teams to research, develop and prepare the business case...

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Exceedingly good sustainability – four University of Cambridge projects lead the way

25 July 2017

At last month’s University of Cambridge Green Challenge awards, a number of teams of staff and students were rewarded for their work to improve the environmental performance of their places of work and study. While the majority of teams had spent the year focusing on a ‘workbook’ of sustainability actions set out by the...

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Triple awards success for the University of Cambridge

25 July 2017

This month, the University of Cambridge has been recognised for its sustainability efforts under two separate awards schemes. The University is a finalist in the Sustainability category of the TUCO Awards , run by The University Caterers Organisation, and is also a finalist for two categories of the Green Gown Awards, run...

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