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Read more at: Vegan Pop-up- Wednesday 8th May

Vegan Pop-up- Wednesday 8th May

3 May 2019

Join us for our second 'Vegan Pop-Up Cafe' in the Hicks Room of the University Centre on Wednesday 8 th May. Staff and students are welcome to come along from 1pm and try tasty vegan food cooked by chefs from the University Catering Service and the Colleges. They will be cooking a wide variety of tasty dishes, from Coconut...

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Read more at: Making a 'Green Impact' in Clare Hall

Making a 'Green Impact' in Clare Hall

23 April 2019

The end of the Green Impact year is upon us and to show what can be achieved we are sharing the story of the Clare Hall Green Impact team. If you would like your department or College to participate in the 2019/20 year of Green Impact, please get in touch. Clare Hall’s report was compiled by Emily Morison and Logan Malik...

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Read more at: Wildlife heroes – Making a home for hedgehogs

Wildlife heroes – Making a home for hedgehogs

23 April 2019

One of the great joys of Spotlight on Biodiversity month has been meeting staff from across the University who are doing their bit to protect nature. Over the next few months we will introduce you to some of these individuals and let you know how you too can get involved in nature conservation. The first of our profiles is...

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Read more at: Sustainability features in the new Student Services Centre

Sustainability features in the new Student Services Centre

23 April 2019

The new Student Services Centre has made history, for the first time all student services in the University have been brought under the one roof. The building itself incorporates the best of old and new as the Arts School has been renovated with new efficient fixtures and fittings, while the new wing has exciting...

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Read more at: Is the University of Cambridge meeting its environmental sustainability targets?

Is the University of Cambridge meeting its environmental sustainability targets?

23 April 2019

In 2015 the University of Cambridge set out an Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy & Strategy , outlining its path to 'outstanding environmental sustainability performance'. The University’s Environment and Energy section has just published its third annual report outlining progress against the University's...

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Read more at: Spotlight on Biodiversity month - the story so far

Spotlight on Biodiversity month - the story so far

23 April 2019

The good weather this month has allowed many staff to engage with the wildlife near where they work. It has been a busy month of walks, talks and explorations. It is clear that University staff love nature and we will try and have more wildlife-centred events in future. Wonderful nature walks Setting the intention at the...

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Read more at: Spotlight on Biodiversity month – what’s happening?

Spotlight on Biodiversity month – what’s happening?

26 March 2019

Across the month of April we are turning the spotlight on the important topic of biodiversity. Biodiversity is the “wealth of wildlife” – the number and abundance of species - incorporating both rare and common species and habitats; all of which play a vital role in ecosystems. Unfortunately biodiversity has declined...

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Read more at: Improving biodiversity where you work

Improving biodiversity where you work

26 March 2019

Wildlife is everywhere in our beautiful city, from the peregrines nesting in the city centre, to the blue tits in Jesus College , and right down to the bees that feast on herbs and flowers in the city’s gardens. It is wonderful to appreciate wildlife, but we should also do our best to protect these species and increase the...

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Read more at: Biodiversity across the University

Biodiversity across the University

26 March 2019

The recently completed Biodiversity Baseline Report has given us a picture of the variety of habitats and species that there are across the University’s estate. Some of these habitats are rich in species while others may not be as diverse due to their location, the type of planting or site aspect. University sites, in...

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Read more at: Ditching the disposables!

Ditching the disposables!

28 February 2019

The University Catering Service are changing the pricing structure of hot drinks across all University operated cafés. In line with the University's award-winning sustainable food policy , which includes an aim 'to achieve a significant reduction in waste in all café operations', a new initiative will help to reduce the...

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