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Read more at: Celebrating Excellence: Green Impact 2022/2023
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Celebrating Excellence: Green Impact 2022/2023

11 August 2023

As part of our annual Green Impact programme from SOS-UK, our staff and student teams have the option to complete Excellence projects alongside or instead of the regular workbook. These are bespoke projects focusing on a single topic of the team’s choice. This year we were thrilled to receive 9 Excellence project...


Read more at: Updates on Car Parking

Updates on Car Parking

27 July 2023

Madingley Rise Car Park Barriers Plans to install car park barriers are being progressed, and a planning application was submitted at the end of June 2023. Installing barriers at this site will have the following benefits for staff: Barriers physically prevent unauthorised parking, keeping car park spaces available for use...


Read more at: Universal Bus – July update
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Universal Bus – July update

26 July 2023

Analysis of trip data has revealed that 2022/23 has been the busiest year ever on the Universal bus. Nationally, bus operators are reporting that their services are at 80-90% of pre-Covid levels, but our service has now exceeded the previous best year of 2018/19 for which 693,000 trips were made. With a few days left we...


Read more at: Meet the Team - Juliet Tye
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Meet the Team - Juliet Tye

26 July 2023

What does your position involve? As the Communications and Engagement Assistant (EDI), my role involves assisting the Sustainability Engagement Manager in their current work streams whilst reviewing the accessibility and functionality of the team's current website (the website you are on now!). What is your (education/...


Read more at: Cambridge introduces precision technology approach to recycling in first for UK Higher Education
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Cambridge introduces precision technology approach to recycling in first for UK Higher Education

29 June 2023

The University of Cambridge aims to increase waste recycling from around 50% to 80% by reducing the number of different bins used by staff and students and introducing an innovative waste recovery service that sorts recyclables with precision technology, including 3D scanners. The new system will allow us to recycle far...


Read more at: New Environmental Policy

New Environmental Policy

23 June 2023

The Council has approved a new Environmental Policy for the University. The Policy has been produced to more effectively support the requirements of gaining Environmental Management System (EMS) accreditation for the University under ISO 14001 . It is entirely isolated from the University's Environmental Sustainability...


Read more at: Sustainability Showcase 2023
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Sustainability Showcase 2023

22 June 2023

On Wednesday 21st June 2023, The Environmental Sustainability Team (EST) hosted our inaugural Sustainability Showcase at Wolfson College dscf8337.jpg Photography credits Stewart Bethell. This year’s award ceremony looked a bit different than how we had hosted awards ceremonies in the past. There are many different...


Read more at: Universal Bus Update

Universal Bus Update

15 June 2023

universal-bus-at-eddington_5x7-1-930x520.jpg The University is aware of the operational issues with the Universal Bus service. These are a combination of driver and vehicle shortage from Whippet the operator of the Universal, and the ongoing closure of the southern bus way causing delays on Hills Road to the whole bus...


Read more at: Darwin College will host the first fully plant-based Cambridge May Ball this year. 
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Darwin College will host the first fully plant-based Cambridge May Ball this year. 

17 May 2023

Darwin College will host the first fully plant-based Cambridge May Ball this year. Organisers plan to work with local vendors and the Darwin catering staff to produce high-quality vegan food and drinks on the night, which for VIP guests also includes a formal dinner. This initiative comes after a motion by the Cambridge...


Read more at: Voi Travel at Work pilot extension
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Voi Travel at Work pilot extension

15 May 2023

The Environmental Sustainability Team launched a pilot for ‘Travel at Work’ journeys in March 2023. This six-month trial evaluates the feasibility of using e-bikes and e-scooters by staff for travel for work purposes. The pilot has been well received, and an expansion of the trial locations has been agreed until September...