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Environment and Energy

 

Awarding staff and students at the Green Impact Awards

28 June 2018

The Centre for Mathematical Sciences was the host for this year’s Green Impact Awards on 21 June. Green Impact is the University’s flagship sustainability programme, teams who participate in the scheme work hard all year to make their department or College as sustainable as possible. This year, there was a record level of...

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Plastic Free July – what will you do?

28 June 2018

Could you reduce the amount of single-use plastic you use and dispose of in just one month? Plastic Free July takes place next month, this initiative has the goal of helping people identify their plastic use and come up with strategies for reduction. 2018 really has been a momentous year when it comes to plastic; there has...

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Meet our new Living Lab Coordinator

28 June 2018

1. Name: Amy Munro-Faure 2. Position: Living Laboratory for Sustainability Coordinator 3. What does this position entail? As Living Lab Coordinator I’ll do several things. Firstly I will run internships, academic and voluntary projects in sustainability, all with the aim of bringing together motivated students with a good...

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Eddington Cycling Festival

28 June 2018

On 9 June over 500 cyclists came to Eddington, the new community being delivered by the University of Cambridge, for the first ever Eddington Cycling Festival. The festival was a fun, family-friendly day for residents and the wider Cambridge community to celebrate Cambridge’s proud cycling tradition. Visitors made...

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A "Green Impact" on energy use at the Institute of Metabolic Sciences

30 May 2018

The Green Impact Awards are just around the corner and we thought we would take this opportunity to illustrate just how big an impact the University’s staff sustainability programme can have on departmental operations. The Institute of Metabolic Sciences – Medical Research Laboratories (IMS – MRL) have participated in the...

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Increasing biodiversity - step by step

30 May 2018

With the trees blossoming, flowers blooming, birds singing and bees buzzing, Cambridge has become a sunnier, greener and all-round happier place for staff and students in recent months. There are many pleasant green spaces around Cambridge, and the University is no exception. From the pleasant ‘quad’ of grass on the...

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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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