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Read more at: Cafés complete compostible challenge

Cafés complete compostible challenge

16 November 2015

Cafés run by the University have switched to entirely compostable packaging and cutlery! Cambridge University's catering outlets recently switched all of their disposables to completely compostable packaging made by 'Vegware'. All Vegware products are made of recycled or renewable materials and can be recycled in the food...


Read more at: Great Scott! Green Impact is back for 2015...

Great Scott! Green Impact is back for 2015...

9 November 2015

On 26 October, Green Impact launched for the 2015-16 academic year, with over 80 interested staff and students attending an event at University Centre to kick off this year’s programme. Attendees heard how the Green Impact scheme has helped more than 50 departments and colleges improve their environmental performance since...


Read more at: E&E visit Waste Management Park

E&E visit Waste Management Park

5 November 2015

During spotlight on waste month E&E organised a trip for our Environment and Energy Coordinators to visit the Waste Management Park managed by AmeyCespa to see where our waste is collected and sorted. The aim of the trip was to give us an understanding of what happens to our waste after it leaves the University estate...


Read more at: Annual Travel to Work survey 2015

Annual Travel to Work survey 2015

28 October 2015

The annual Travel to Work survey launches this week, helping the University and local businesses to identify transport habits across the county. The survey, run by Travel for Cambridgeshire, will complement the University-wide survey run by the Estate Management Division in the summer. Amanda Holden, Travel Plan Manager...


Read more at: Come and meet Duncan Goose - postponed

Come and meet Duncan Goose - postponed

12 October 2015

Duncan Goose is Founder and CEO of Global Ethics Limited, The One Brand and The One Foundation. The One Foundation is a UK registered charity (No.1118810), which donates profits from the One brand to fund clean water projects in some of the harshest regions of Africa. Duncan launched One after being caught in Hurricane...


Read more at: Cambridge launch for WHOLE EARTH? exhibition

Cambridge launch for WHOLE EARTH? exhibition

25 September 2015

Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge Environment and Energy Section are bringing the new WHOLE EARTH? photographic exhibition to Cambridge next month. The exhibition is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Hard Rain project, which was viewed by over 15 million people in galleries and public spaces...


Read more at: Win £250 with Liftshare Week

Win £250 with Liftshare Week

21 September 2015

There are some things in life – like birthday parties, eating out or rowing – which just work better when you’re not on your own. Commuting is the same. Combine this with the fact that transport is now the second largest expense for UK households, and sharing your lift to work becomes pretty tempting! Fortunately the...


Read more at: University launches new green vision

University launches new green vision

24 August 2015

The University launches a new environmental sustainability policy and strategy that will see its world leading research in this area matched by improved operational performance and impact. The Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy will help Cambridge make strides in reducing its carbon emissions...


Read more at: Placement opportunity: Carbon Management Assistant

Placement opportunity: Carbon Management Assistant

4 August 2015

We are offering a fantastic placement opportunity for a graduate to work as part of the Environment and Energy Section for 12 months as a Carbon Management Assistant. This post holder will be employed by Change Agents UK and be working alongside and supporting the Carbon Reduction Manager in a number of key areas relating...


Read more at: Have you ever considered sharing your car journey to work to save money?

Have you ever considered sharing your car journey to work to save money?

21 May 2015

Did you know during rush hour in the UK there are around 38 million empty car seats; the equivalent of nearly half a million empty buses. Do you drive to work alone? Have you ever considered car-sharing? There are approximately 800 employees at the University sharing their commute, saving money, cutting congestion and...