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Read more at: Bespoke travel advice for University staff

Bespoke travel advice for University staff

26 May 2021

A new Travel Advisor service is being launched to help University staff consider their travel choices as thoughts turn towards returning to the workplace. After working from home for the past year or more, you might be unsure about what your travel options are as the University begins opening its doors again. The Travel...


Read more at: How cow slurry will power the University's Farm

How cow slurry will power the University's Farm

26 May 2021

You may remember back in November we shared some of the sustainability progress at the University’s Farm , well now we’re back with more and it’s still cow-themed! The Sustainability Team are currently working with the University’s Farm to build an anaerobic digestion plant at Park Farm. Once completed, this system will...


Read more at: Can’t decide which bike to buy? Borrow a bike to test out on your commute!

Can’t decide which bike to buy? Borrow a bike to test out on your commute!

26 May 2021

We’re excited to be launching a ‘Borrow a Bike’ scheme which will allow University staff to test a bike for up to 3 months for the commute to work. The Sustainability Team are working with Outspoken Cycles to deliver the scheme which will allow staff to choose from a range of bikes, including city, hybrid, electric...


Read more at: Planning to be sought for University solar farm

Planning to be sought for University solar farm

26 May 2021

The Sustainability Team, working with colleagues from all sectors of the Estate Division, are currently preparing a planning application for a 22 MW solar farm at the Lords Bridge site. If permission is approved, it is planned that the solar farm will likely be connected to the main University estate by an underground...


Read more at: Saving trees, resources and money: the MRC Epidemiology Unit over lockdown

Saving trees, resources and money: the MRC Epidemiology Unit over lockdown

26 May 2021

Here at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, like many other research departments, the vast majority of staff and students (predicted at 80-90% of total members in April 2021) are still working from home. While these working patterns can carry additional environmental costs – extra home heating for example – there are also potential...


Read more at: Voi e-scooters and e-bikes, coming soon!

Voi e-scooters and e-bikes, coming soon!

26 May 2021

Talks between the University and micro-mobility provider Voi are being finalised to enable public dockless e-bikes and e-scooters to be deployed in West Cambridge and at Eddington. Users download the Voi app and create an account for which a driving licence is needed. Users then locate a scooter or bike with assistance...


Read more at: University launches Park and Cycle scheme

University launches Park and Cycle scheme

26 May 2021

A limited number of bike lockers at Park and Ride sites on the fringes of Cambridge have been secured for use by University staff to enable them to park a car and cycle the last few miles to their workplace. This allows staff to build in some daily exercise to their commute, whilst contributing towards reduced traffic...


Read more at: Reflections on Land Economy’s Green Impact in lockdown

Reflections on Land Economy’s Green Impact in lockdown

26 May 2021

For over a year now, all administration, teaching and seminars at the Department of Land Economy have taken place virtually. It’s been a challenging time to keep sustainability at the forefront of our minds but initiatives focused around biodiversity, wellbeing and more, have helped keep momentum up! As part of Green...


Read more at: The Cambridge student helping Colleges switch to sustainable takeaway
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The Cambridge student helping Colleges switch to sustainable takeaway

29 April 2021

The market for takeaway food delivery has grown dramatically in recent decades, however an unwanted side effect is the increased waste generation and pollution from single-use disposable food containers. One study has estimated that a staggering 2 billion single-use takeaway containers are used every year in the European...


Read more at: Cycling, scooters and autonomous vehicles: April transport update

Cycling, scooters and autonomous vehicles: April transport update

29 April 2021

Let’s Talk Transport Our Let’s Talk Transport campaign has got off to a fantastic start with over 100 of you signing up to be involved in the campaign so far. For those of you who haven’t yet signed up, don’t worry you haven’t missed the boat! May will see the first of our events associated with the campaign, kicking off...