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Read more at: Exemplary sustainability projects from across the University

Exemplary sustainability projects from across the University

29 July 2020

As part of the University’s Green Impact scheme , more experienced teams select a particular environmental topic that they would like to focus on. This year we’ve seen three outstanding Excellence projects dealing with carbon emissions, single-use plastics and antibiotic waste. We’ve been talking to the teams behind the...

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Nessa Skinner, SSC

Our 2020 sustainability heroes

29 July 2020

Every year, the Environment and Energy Section are flooded with nominations as Green Impact teams let us know who has inspired them the most throughout the year. The success of Green Impact is, of course, down to the people behind it. The people who give their time, skills and energy to improving the environmental...

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Read more at: Waste in lockdown – how it’s changed and five things you can do to prevent waste in the ‘new normal’

Waste in lockdown – how it’s changed and five things you can do to prevent waste in the ‘new normal’

29 July 2020

Four months into the University of Cambridge’s estate being locked down, impacts on the University’s environmental performance are becoming clear. At the time of writing, electricity and gas use in University buildings has dropped between 35 – 50% and 35 – 70% respectively . Staff commuting has dropped drastically and...

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Greenwich House by Saunders Boston

How has COVID-19 impacted the University’s energy use?

29 July 2020

It has been widely considered that one of the positives of the COVID-19 lockdown period will have been a significant reduction in carbon emissions as a result of the closure of our workplaces and reduced travel, both locally and internationally. But what has it really meant for the University’s energy consumption and...

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Bus social distancing

What to expect when using the Universal bus service

29 July 2020

1) Finding your bus To make your journey more efficient, you can use the Smart Cambridge bus map and live timetable information to see where your bus is in real time. The system uses transponders on the buses to track them as they move past bus stops and is much more reliable than previous real-time systems. Don’t forget...

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Trinity College

Changes to key travel routes to support pedestrians and cyclists

29 July 2020

During August a number of changes to key routes and communities will be made to reduce the amount of traffic and create more space for people. Led by the Greater Cambridge Partnership, these changes are the result of feedback from multiple stakeholders including the University. Tranche 1 changes to be implemented during...

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Read more at: Dr Bike is back with free bike checks for staff

Dr Bike is back with free bike checks for staff

24 June 2020

We are reintroducing free Dr Bike sessions to support staff who are travelling back into work. The first session is at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre on 2 July. Please note social distancing measures will be in place at all times. You can book onto this session online at https://www.bikeworks.org.uk/university-of-...

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Read more at: Look how far we've come!

Look how far we've come!

24 June 2020

Since implementing WarpIt, the University’s internal reuse and management system, back in 2014 we’ve hit a huge milestone! WarpIt has now passed the £200,000 mark in savings made for the University. That’s 36,725 tonnes of waste, and is equivalent to planting 180 trees. It’s clear there’s huge potential for reuse within...

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Read more at: Did you miss the 2020 Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum? Read about it here!

Did you miss the 2020 Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum? Read about it here!

24 June 2020

At the beginning of the year, we decided the theme for this year’s CCSF would be ‘Towards a Sustainable Future: Local Actions, Global Betterment’. It’s curious how certain statements, like this title, take on a whole new meaning in times of change. The world now seems to be continually looking to the future, to recovery...

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Read more at: Sustainable transport in Cambridge and beyond

Sustainable transport in Cambridge and beyond

24 June 2020

Ever wondered how the University interacts with proposed transport projects in the Cambridge area? Jess Cunningham is the University’s Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) Engagement Coordinator and her job is to make sure the University is informed about key strategic transport projects in the surrounding area. Schemes...

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