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Read more at: University's Sidgwick Site to host annual electronic recycling event

University's Sidgwick Site to host annual electronic recycling event

5 February 2016

Leap into recycling action this 29 February and 1 March 2016 by dropping off your broken or unwanted electronics at a two-day event at University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Site Car Park, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DD. The event provides free e-waste drop off for businesses, colleges, residents and schools and all items...

Read more at: Our tips to beat the blues

Our tips to beat the blues

26 January 2016

January can be the longest month. Christmas is long gone, the weather is cold, and it’s been ages since payday. Not to worry, here's Environment & Energy section's top tips to beat the January blues! 1. Discover your local area Visit somewhere for the first time, or walk or cycle your route to work. Do some Googling...

Read more at: January's Living Lab Lowdown

January's Living Lab Lowdown

26 January 2016

What's happening with the Living Laboratory for Sustainability this month? Read on to find out... Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum 2016: Global to Local The Living Lab is supporting this year’s Climate Forum. It is on Saturday 20 February at St John’s Divinity School, Cambridge. Some of the headline speakers...

Read more at: Green Labs programme launches

Green Labs programme launches

26 January 2016

Read more at: Focus on renewable energy

Focus on renewable energy

26 January 2016

In the Environment & Energy team, we are often asked by staff and students ‘why can’t we have solar panels on our roof?’. What many may not know is that a number of renewable energy installations already exist across the University estate. A study [1] carried out in 2014 by an engineering student, supported by the...

Read more at: We are recruiting an Environmental Coordinator

We are recruiting an Environmental Coordinator

22 January 2016

The University of Cambridge is seeking a knowledgeable and committed individual to join the University's Environment and Energy Section as the Environmental Coordinator. This Section is responsible for developing and implementing long-term plans to improve the University's performance across a wide range of areas of...

Read more at: Global University Climate Forum

Global University Climate Forum

13 January 2016

On Saturday 5th December, 100 students representing over 30 universities from around the world came together at the Sorbonne in Paris for the ‘Global University Climate Forum’. Several students from the University of Cambridge attended the forum, with four teams having successfully applied to attend the event by submitting...

Read more at: Unravelling our travelling!

Unravelling our travelling!

4 January 2016

The results are in! We asked commuters about their journeys to work from Saturday 10 October to Friday 16 October 2015. Over 2,500 University staff responded, providing information on over 13,000 journeys made to work each week. The survey is county-wide and has been carried out for the last 10 years, so can be used to...

Read more at: Big savings with 'keep cups'

Big savings with 'keep cups'

17 December 2015

How have the University stopped 382kg of waste from being sent to landfill, saved 28,617mj of energy, and preserved 11 mature trees worth of carbon? Simple - by reusing cups! It’s all thanks to the University Catering Service team, who were looking to find a practical, easy way to reduce waste and carbon emissions. They...

Read more at: Spotlight on Waste!

Spotlight on Waste!

7 December 2015

During November, the Environment & Energy section focused on waste and recycling for the first ever ‘Spotlight on Waste’ month. Here we round up some of the action: Amey Questions? We took a trip to Amey Cespa with a number of our departmental Environment and Energy Coordinators. It was a great chance to see where all...