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Take your seat – a WarpIt success!

26 April 2018

Did you know that the University has an internal re-use portal which can be used to distribute unwanted items for free between departments? This month the portal helped to get bums on seats – literally! With a building on the West Cambridge site being cleared out ready to be converted into a new multi-faith centre, there...

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Spotlight on Travel month - the roundup

26 April 2018

The Environment and Energy team have been busy this month turning the spotlight on travel. With 14 events at seven University sites, staff learnt about the support available to travel using sustainable modes and how they can reduce the environmental impacts of their commute. Figure 1: Meeting staff at the Maxwell Centre...

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Students get ready to audit the efforts of our Green Impact teams

26 April 2018

The sun has finally shown itself in 2018, the temperature is warmer and May is just around the corner. That means it’s time for our exciting Green Impact Audit Day. This is the time when Green Impact teams shine the most, as they have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have been working on this year to improve the...

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April is Spotlight on Travel month

5 April 2018

With over 11,000 staff and 19,000 students, it’s true to say that the University’s sizeable population has an impact on traffic in the city of Cambridge. To counteract this impact, the University has set a target of having no more than 25% of staff commute via single occupancy cars. By reducing the number of cars on the...

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Opportunity alert! Engage for Change – a skills-building, world-changing programme

2 March 2018

Opportunity alert! Engage for Change – a skills-building, changing-making programme Cambridge Hub, in conjunction with the University’s Environment and Energy team, has developed a programme for students which aims to support wider efforts for positive environmental impact in the University and give participants valuable...

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Sustainability 101 – a masterclass for sustainability learning at the University

28 February 2018

One of the great advantages of working in the University of Cambridge is that you can sometimes call on the greatest minds to help you to tackle a problem. On 22 February we set out to tackle the issue of environmental engagement and how we can better communicate the message of sustainability within our departments and...

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Online sustainability learning with the Environment and Energy section

28 February 2018

Have you ever wondered what you can do as a member of staff to improve sustainability where you work? Or are you interested to learn how the University is working to reduce its environmental impact? A new short online programme is now available for all staff that explains all you need to know. The induction module has...

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Green sky research? Reporting back on our sustainable labs event

28 February 2018

To kick off Spotlight On Sustainable Research month , Environment and Energy held a workshop for boosting lab performance on 15 February which was kindly hosted by the Sainsbury Laboratory. Over twenty people from a wide array of departments (including Pathology, Medicine, MRC Epidemiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry...

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Cambridge Carbon Challenge - solving the flying conundrum

28 February 2018

Throughout February’s Spotlight on Sustainable Research month , we have focussed on the environmental impact of University research. While much of this results from the energy and resource-intensive work happening in our own labs, possibly one of the top environmental impacts of research is associated with flights made as...

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Meet our new Transport Coordinator

28 February 2018

We’d like to welcome Sara Aziz to our team. Sara is our new Transport Coordinator and she introduces herself below. 1. Name: Sara Aziz 2. Position: Transport Coordinator 3. What does this position entail? I am going to be working on implementing the activities set out in the travel plans at both the University and North...

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