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Read more at: Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum 2015

Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum 2015

9 February 2015

The Living Lab was at the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum this year on Saturday the 7 February at St. Catherine’s College. It was an enjoyable event with keynote speeches from Dame Barbara Stocking, Stephen Tindale and Baroness Bryony Worthington. Alongside the keynote speakers, was a panel discussion, a debate...


Read more at: Liftshare to save money on getting to work

Liftshare to save money on getting to work

6 February 2015

Do you currently drive to work from the outskirts of Cambridge? If so, do you spend more money on fuel than you would like? If so, why not register with CamShare to find another member of staff who lives near you to share with? More than 200 University of Cambridge employees so far have signed up for the car sharing scheme...


Read more at: Comfort, Control and Behavioural Change

Comfort, Control and Behavioural Change

30 January 2015

Today, the Environment and Energy section heard from Dimitra Dantsiou, a PhD student in the Department of Architecture, about her initial findings in her ongoing research. She has been working with the Living Lab for the past two years examining energy use feedback in workplaces.She has used different buildings at the...


Read more at: Take part in this year's Winter Warm-up Cycle Challenge

Take part in this year's Winter Warm-up Cycle Challenge

20 January 2015

Register for this year’s Cambridgeshire Winter Warm-up Cycle Challenge, 17 January – 31 January 2015, and win prizes for the cycle journeys you are already doing. Or go one step further and compete with other cyclists across the county to log the most miles. The Winter Warm-Up Cycle Challenge is a great opportunity to...


Read more at: New research release: aeroplanes go hybrid-electric

New research release: aeroplanes go hybrid-electric

7 January 2015

An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon air travel. Researchers from the Department of Engineering, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first...


Read more at: Cambridge CLOCS: new driver training sessions announced

Cambridge CLOCS: new driver training sessions announced

6 January 2015

Outspoken Training, a Cambridge firm, have arranged several Safe Urban Driving (SUD) courses over the next few months. The course is being run in partnership with two JAUPT approved training centres, Fleetsource and Cycle Confident, and counts towards Driver CPC training requirements. The course focuses on safe...


Read more at: Update report from the Safety Office

Update report from the Safety Office

11 December 2014

The Safety Office have released a News update on various areas relevant to University staff and operations. Information from the Safety Office Following David Plumb's retirement in April 2014, Lisabeth Yates now heads the radiation group. The Health and Safety Executive has issued new guidance on reporting categories of...


Read more at: University Library release their new bike fleet

University Library release their new bike fleet

5 December 2014

Introducing the newly-named University Library Bikes! As part of Switch Off Week 2014, the UL ran a 'Name the Bike' competition for their new fleet of pool bikes. Staff voted for their favourite names, and the most popular were picked. Bertie had the most nominations, followed by Boris , who was also very popular, and...


Read more at: WARPit: New resource sharing tool for the University

WARPit: New resource sharing tool for the University

2 December 2014

The run up to Christmas is the perfect time to de-clutter in your office by passing items that you do not want to others who can use them. The University of Cambridge has a new online resource sharing tool, called WARPit. It acts like a free version of eBay, for staff and departments to avoid procurement costs as well as...


Read more at: Students want more on sustainable development from their higher education careers

Students want more on sustainable development from their higher education careers

24 November 2014

As the UN Decade for Sustainable Development draws to a close this month, a survey has found that 80% of students believe that sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, a belief which increases as they progress through their studies. This is one of the findings of student...