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Read more at: Otter holt built at King’s College
Otter holt

Otter holt built at King’s College

24 June 2022

An artificial holt has been constructed at King’s College to provide a bankside habitat for otters in the River Cam. The holt, built from recycled materials and with the help of local ecologist Cliff Carson, is expected to last for many decades and offer a secure place for otters to ‘lie-up’, especially for young mothers...


Read more at: The Sustainability Team takes to the streets
Bike Ride

The Sustainability Team takes to the streets

23 June 2022

If you were leaving Greenwich House on Wednesday, you might have seen the motley crew of 12 members of the Sustainability Team getting ready to be taken on our team cycle tour of Cambridge, led by one of our Transport Managers, Mike Davies. Practising what he preaches, we were led in an ‘M-Check’ by Stewart, our Transport...


Read more at: Sustainability at the West Hub
west hub

Sustainability at the West Hub

21 June 2022

It has now been almost 2 months since the new West Hub opened for business, delighting staff and students alike with its innovative spaces for meeting, eating and working. While you might have visited the Hub already, you might not know much detail about how sustainability is built into all aspects of the building. The...


Read more at: Are we saving the wrong bees?  
Honey bees

Are we saving the wrong bees?  

16 June 2022

It is always exciting when you see bees visit your garden. If you have a closer look at which bees are visiting your garden you may notice one type of bee is more abundant than the others. These bees are most likely the European honeybee, Apis mellifera , they live hives and are more ‘agricultural’ than ‘wild’.   Honeybees...


Read more at: Staying True to Nature pt.2
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Staying True to Nature pt.2

16 June 2022

Mark Jermy, our Senior Grounds Supervisor, and his team have been working tirelessly across the University’s Operational estate to improve our greenspaces for people and nature. In his most prominent project yet, Mark and his team have been working closely with the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ecological Advisory Panel and...


Read more at: Meet the team: Mick Roman

Meet the team: Mick Roman

8 June 2022

What does your position involve?   My role will involve facilitating change and will include carrying out consultation and engagement across the University and externally, developing policies and procedures, working with suppliers and seeking approval for new policies through the University’s committees. First priority is...


Read more at: Staying True to Nature
True to Nature Camera Obscura

Staying True to Nature

23 May 2022

Between Tuesday 3rd May 2022 and Monday 29th August 2022, the Fitzwilliam Museum presents the True to Nature exhibition. The exhibition explores the ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moments in nature. It comprises of over 100 oil sketches from The Foundation Custodia in Paris, The National...


Read more at: Meet the team: Sarah Carden
Sarah Carden

Meet the team: Sarah Carden

12 May 2022

What does your position involve? My role involves supporting the development of the new Sustainability Strategy for the University, which will replace the previous Environmental Sustainability Policy and Strategy. Together with other members of the team, I will be developing and implementing a programme of consultations...


Read more at: Yelling about Yammer
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Yelling about Yammer

11 May 2022

Five ways to use Yammer that you might not have considered before Yammer is an internal networking tool, connecting you to colleagues across the University. You may already use it, but here are some suggestions that you might not have thought about before… 1. Ask a question Unsure about something? You can ask the Yammer...


Read more at: Tackling an environmental hangover
Darwin

Tackling an environmental hangover

27 April 2022

The production of alcohol is an incredibly energy intensive process as large amounts of water and fertilizer are required to grow the grain, grapes, and botanicals. Additionally, extensive amounts of heat and water are needed in the distilling and brewing processes and a vast amount of energy is used in the packaging and...