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Read more at: A penny for your thoughts? How about £500 instead?

A penny for your thoughts? How about £500 instead?

30 October 2019

Be in with a chance of winning cash prizes by completing the NUS Uni Skills Survey about your time at university and the skills you develop for getting a job. All students at the University of Cambridge are invited to take part so feel free to share the link with your friends who might not be signed up to Greenlines. The...

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Read more at: Turning talk into action: Engage for Change applications now open

Turning talk into action: Engage for Change applications now open

30 October 2019

In case you missed it in last month’s issue of Greenlines, Engage for Change applications for the Lent term are now open! Applications will close on Wednesday 22 January 2020 and for successful applicants, weekly meetings will be held on Mondays 5:30–7pm. Engage for Change applications for the Lent term are now open Run by...

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Read more at: Join us in November for our annual bin-busting research project!

Join us in November for our annual bin-busting research project!

30 October 2019

Initiated by the University’s Living Laboratory for Sustainability, our bin audits give us valuable data on how good the University is at recycling and where we need to improve our sustainability performance. Students will be joined by staff from the University’s Environment and Energy team and, decked out in stylish...

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Read more at: You can be the change: training helps students make a positive environmental difference

You can be the change: training helps students make a positive environmental difference

30 October 2019

General awareness of the challenges facing our environment continues to grow and research from earlier this year has shown that nationwide, 91% of students are fairly or very concerned about climate change. The Environment and Energy section are passionate about empowering any such students at the University of Cambridge...

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Read more at: The University takes steps towards ‘zero carbon’ future with landmark energy deal

The University takes steps towards ‘zero carbon’ future with landmark energy deal

30 October 2019

The University of Cambridge joins 19 other UK universities in a ground-breaking renewable energy deal to buy energy directly from British windfarms. The deal, known as a ‘Power Purchase Agreement’ or PPA, involves purchasing a proportion of power at a fixed price over a 10-year period. It is the first time in UK history...

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Read more at: Reduce and reuse: case studies from across the University

Reduce and reuse: case studies from across the University

30 October 2019

November will be our Spotlight on Reduce and Reuse month so to give you some inspiration for action, and to celebrate what we’ve already achieved, we’ve put together some of our top examples of reduction and reuse from across the University. Reducing paper use: a simple route to sustainability improvements Just under 90%...

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Read more at: Three big environmental events to look out for this year, and how you can get involved in November’s waste challenge…

Three big environmental events to look out for this year, and how you can get involved in November’s waste challenge…

30 October 2019

The new academic year is underway, Green Impact has been officially launched, and we’re set for an exciting year of developments on environmental issues at the University of Cambridge. The last year has been a whirlwind one for environmental sustainability, so it’s hard to pick the topics that the Environment & Energy...

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Read more at: Sustainability success: Green Impact gets ready for its 8th year

Sustainability success: Green Impact gets ready for its 8th year

30 October 2019

The launch of Green Impact 2019/20 saw over 100 staff and students fill the stunning setting of the Sainsbury Laboratory on 22 October 2019. Now in its 8 th year at the University of Cambridge, Green Impact has been going from strength to strength. The audience made up some of the latest members of a growing community...

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Read more at: Making a sustainability difference at your University – training opportunities

Making a sustainability difference at your University – training opportunities

27 September 2019

It’s been a big few months at the University of Cambridge for climate change and environmental sustainability. On the same day as the UK’s all-time temperature record was broken at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, the University committed to a ‘science based target’ of zero carbon emissions from energy use by 2048...

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Read more at: Six of the best! Sustainability projects from around the University

Six of the best! Sustainability projects from around the University

27 September 2019

The University of Cambridge’ Green Impact awards are entering their 8 th year later this month, with a launch event at the Sainsbury Laboratory. Over recent years, Green Impact has supported many departments, colleges and labs to improve their sustainability performance, with a focus on incremental improvements each year...

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