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Read more at: September travel and transport update

September travel and transport update

24 September 2021

Free cycle training A new cycle training contract has just been secured with Cambridge based Outspoken Training. They offer 1:1 sessions of 2 hours for both staff and students , which can be started at a whole range of destinations around the city. The sessions are aimed at all types of cyclists, from those just starting...


Read more at: Sustainability is top of the agenda with Head of Sustainable Procurement appointment

Sustainability is top of the agenda with Head of Sustainable Procurement appointment

24 September 2021

Procurement Services is delighted to announce the appointment of Cyndi Mudaly in the newly created role of Head of Sustainable Procurement. Cyndi was born in South Africa and has lived in the UK for 21 years. She has joined us from EQUANS, a leading low energy and carbon company, where for over seven years Cyndi performed...


Read more at: Supporting biodiversity - how can you help?

Supporting biodiversity - how can you help?

24 September 2021

Back in October 2020 the University launched its first-ever Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) to help ensure we have a positive impact on biodiversity and ecosystems. Staff and students are integral to achieving this ambition and many of you came together in our summer Spot On! campaign to enjoy and protect local biodiversity...


Read more at: Applications are now open for the October intake of Engage for Change!
Engage for Change participants

Applications are now open for the October intake of Engage for Change!

6 September 2021

Apply here or download the application pack for more details How do we turn talk into action? Engage for Change is a twelve-week programme for students at the University of Cambridge who want to learn to make change happen. You will design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related intervention...


Read more at: College Biodiversity Assistant
Credit Joanna Bowzyk

College Biodiversity Assistant

23 August 2021

We are looking to recruit a temporary assignment, based in Cambridge, for 6 months full time or pro-rata part-time over 9 months, starting in October 2021, to complete a biodiversity project. The College Biodiveristy Assistant will conduct a comprehensive desk-based analysis of existing College land holdings. This will...


Read more at: Our 2021 sustainability heroes: the people behind the progress

Our 2021 sustainability heroes: the people behind the progress

21 August 2021

Every year, the Sustainability Team are flooded with nominations as Green Impact teams let us know who has inspired them the most throughout the year. Sustainability progress is, of course, down to the people behind it. The people who give their time, skills and energy to improving the environmental performance of their...


Read more at: Three tips for avoiding litter this summer (and an opportunity to get involved!)

Three tips for avoiding litter this summer (and an opportunity to get involved!)

21 August 2021

61 bottles, 21 fast food containers, 96 crisp and sweet packets, 47 shopping bags, 8 face masks, a car tyre and a bike. That’s just some of what the University of Cambridge’s Sustainability Team found in a couple of hours picking litter in the area near their office earlier this year. You too can make a difference by...


Read more at: Flexible public transport tickets and free bike lockers

Flexible public transport tickets and free bike lockers

21 August 2021

Flexible bus and train tickets to reflect new ways of working Stagecoach have recognised that weekly and monthly passes are likely to be less popular in the future due to more flexible working patterns. In response, they have launched new Flexi tickets which can be used in their ‘MegaRider area’ and on the Busway between...


Read more at: University of Cambridge Sustainable Business Travel Policy consultation

University of Cambridge Sustainable Business Travel Policy consultation

10 August 2021

National and international business travel can play a key part in academic, research and education objectives at the University of Cambridge. However, in 2018/19, carbon emissions from business travel were roughly equivalent to emissions from gas used for space and water heating across the University estate ( Environmental...


Read more at: Wildflower corridors could be the future for Cambridge Colleges

Wildflower corridors could be the future for Cambridge Colleges

2 August 2021

Amongst the turbulence of the pandemic, thousands found much-needed solace in the natural world. A survey conducted by Natural England found that 38% of respondents felt that nature and wildlife had become more important for their wellbeing since the first lockdown. This is perhaps unsurprising given the breadth of...