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University of Cambridge Named Top Ten Finalist in Global Solution Search Contest

16 November 2018

Researchers and staff at the University of Cambridge, UK, have been selected as top 10 finalists in a global contest designed to identify, reward, and spotlight innovative solutions for addressing climate change. This project was selected from a pool of nearly 200 entries into Solution Search: Climate Change Needs Behavior...

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Spotlight on Waste month - how you can participate

31 October 2018

We create waste every day, but how often do we really think about its impact and how we can do better? As a University, we create a vast amount of waste, but we are tackling this issue. In order to make real change on this issue, the involvement of staff and students is vital. Spotlight on Waste month, this November, is an...

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A time of change in waste and recycling

31 October 2018

This year has definitely been a year of action when it comes to waste. Last week there was the announcement of an EU ban on single-use plastics, with the UK consulting on similar legislation. Meanwhile many members of the public have engaged by looking at their own plastic use: from using refillable bottles and Keepcups...

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Changing the culture of waste in the University – University Library and University Counselling Service

31 October 2018

Each year a number of Green Impact teams go for an ‘Excellence’ award. This special award is only available to Green Impact teams who have previously won a ‘Gold’ award or higher, and encourages teams to solve a particular sustainability problem in their department. Given the huge amount of waste that we produce, it is no...

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Share and Share Alike – Cambridge’s Equipment Sharing Project

31 October 2018

It has been four years since the E quipment Sharing Database went live. Since then, it has been used over 10,000 times by staff and students, who have viewed a total of 88,500 webpages. Users can search for equipment to use as well as registering or updating records of the equipment that they manage. The database holds...

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Bin raids, sustainable fashion and craft workshops – Spotlight on Waste month

31 October 2018

This November is Spotlight on Waste month, the month where we raise awareness of all things waste. We, as a University, have not only committed to increasing our recycling rate to 95% but we are also working towards reducing the volume of waste produced year-on-year. The volume of waste produced by departments did decrease...

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Refill your water bottle across the city

31 October 2018

Are you looking for a simple and effective way to have a positive environmental impact? Each year, roughly 10 billion plastic bottles are used in the UK; 3 billion of these are not recycled and many end up littering our waterways. Why not avoid creating this waste by joining the #OneLessCambridge Campaign and commit to...

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Try some tasty vegan food at the University’s Pop-up Café

31 October 2018

Come along to the Downing Site on 28 November between 12 and 2pm to try some tasty vegan food! The University Catering Service (UCS) have an award-winning Sustainable Food Policy which works to improve the sustainability of catering across the University. Improving sustainability includes providing more tasty vegetarian...

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Become a Campaign Ambassador for Student Switch Off

31 October 2018

What’s Student Switch Off? Student Switch Off (SSO) is a university campaign all about climate action, and many of the Colleges here at Cambridge are part of it. SSO rewards pro-environmental behaviours throughout the year. Prizes for efforts made to make your College more sustainable include individual awards, a Ben...

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Annual Staff Travel Survey

10 October 2018

Have your say on the transport issues at the University and in Cambridge and how we can improve your journeys Every year the University gathers data from staff about their journeys to work and at work via the Annual Staff Travel Survey. This is done for a number of reasons: To better understand the changing travel needs of...

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