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Read more at: Update on buses

Update on buses

27 September 2022

You may have seen a recent Stagecoach announcement about their decision to withdraw from operating 18 predominantly rural bus routes in Cambridgeshire. We are aware that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) are in the process of urgently tendering all of the bus routes in question, in an attempt to...


Read more at: Taking the first steps to Green Impact

Taking the first steps to Green Impact

26 September 2022

The 2022/2023 Green Impact year is fast approaching, and you might be wondering how to get started in your College or workplace. A key first step, if you don’t already have one, is to set up a dedicated Green Impact Team that will work together on the project. Some key things to consider when recruiting members of the team...


Read more at: Need some cycle training?

Need some cycle training?

26 September 2022

Thinking about cycling to the University but want to feel more confident or improve your skills? Why not take part in a free 2-hour cycle training session. Training can improve your confidence when cycling and help position yourself correctly on the road and around other vehicles. Even if you’ve cycled for a long time, a...


Read more at: It's finally freshers!

It's finally freshers!

26 September 2022

After two years of online freshers’ fairs, it is finally time for the Sustainability Team and Cambridge Zero to meet the new freshers face to face. We will be located inside the marquee on Parker’s Piece on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October from 10am-4pm on our joint stall, ready to present our work to the new student...


Read more at: Pool Bikes
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Pool Bikes

18 August 2022

The University of Cambridge operates a fleet of pool bikes that it has recently increased up to 79 cycles with the addition of eleven new electric bikes to support journeys at work by employees. Following on from a pool bike fleet review, a programme of replacement cycles is being deployed to maintain an attractive and fit...


Read more at: Engage for Change applications are open for students!

Engage for Change applications are open for students!

12 August 2022

For those of you who worked towards your Gold Green Impact certification this year, you will know that supporting an Engage for Change student was worth 6 points (G024). Engage for Change is a 12 week programme for students keen to engage in sustainable action funded by Cambridge Zero and the Sustainability Team. Students...


Read more at: Announcing Sustainability Champions

Announcing Sustainability Champions

12 August 2022

The summer holidays give us here at the Sustainability Team a chance to see what improvements and updates we can make behind the scenes. One thing that the Sustainability Team has been looking to do for a while now, is to rename our Environment and Energy Coordinators and update their role description. Those of you that...


Read more at: Explaining EnerPHit: Entopia building achieves EnerPHit Classic certification
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Explaining EnerPHit: Entopia building achieves EnerPHit Classic certification

10 August 2022

The Entopia Building has been awarded the prestigious EnerPHit Classic certification by the Passivhaus Institute, a significant moment for a project that has transformed a 1930s telephone exchange into an ultra-efficient office-space meeting the highest possible sustainability standards. But what is EnerPHit? Read the full...


Read more at: Interim Deputy Head of Sustainability
Interim Head of Sustainability

Interim Deputy Head of Sustainability

27 July 2022

The University of Cambridge Estates Division is looking to recruit an Interim Deputy Head of Sustainability. This is a senior role within the Sustainability Team in the Estates Division, reporting to the Interim Head of Sustainability. The role is responsible for the development and delivery of the University's Carbon...


Read more at: Meet the interns: Jenny Parratt
Jenny Parratt

Meet the interns: Jenny Parratt

25 July 2022

What does your position involve?   There have been two sets of recent guidelines released for staff and students travelling on University business: the University’s sustainable business travel guidelines, and the Sustainability Team’s guidance on the University’s carbon offsetting policy. I’m tasked with improving people’s...