The University's sustainability newsletter.
Issue 73, February 2017.
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Hello dear readers,

This month we have a packed edition after what has been a very busy 'Spotlight on' month, we:

  • look back at the events of Spotlight on Sustainable Food month
  • celebrate the success of the Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP)
  • bring you the details of a wildlife rescue mission 
  • show what a difference Green Impact can make in just one year.
Sustainable food
Fact of the month
The production of one beef burger uses as much water as two months worth of showers! For more fascinating food facts, why not take our food quiz?

Sustainable Food Policy launchBig fish to fry - launching the University's Sustainable Food Policy 

 The University's Sustainable Food Policy was launched on 2 February at the University Centre. The event was a forum to discuss sustainable food not just in the University but also within the Colleges and the city.  

ECRP progress ECRP - reducing energy use across the University

The Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP) has been in place since 2011 and has supported 68 energy saving projects in University departments. We take a look at the project's impact and it's ambitious plans for the future.  Read more...

Sustainable FoodSpotlight on Sustainable Food month - what happened near you?

Events held throughout February for 'Spotlight on Sustainable Food' month raised awareness of sustainable food among staff and students, an issue which influences our own health as well as that of our planet. Read more...

Batty goings onClose encounters of the bat kind


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology had an unusual visitor recently, a Pipistrelle bat who woke early from his hibernation. With some help, the team were able to re-home this tiny creature and learned a lot in the process. Read more...

             Meet the new Travel Coordinator

Amy MooreThe Environment and Energy section has a new member, Travel Coordinator Amy Moore. Amy has worked for many years in sustainable travel and will put in place travel initiatives and site travel plans across the operational estate. Read more...

Greenwich House Green ImpactA year of making a difference with Green Impact

Following a move to the refurbished offices in Greenwich House, the Greenwich House Green Impact team incorporated sustainability into daily operations in fun, easy and engaging ways.  

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Upcoming events

27 February - 12 March, Fairtrade Fortnight, University wide.

27 February 7:00pm, Panel - Food Choices and the Environment, Downing College.

6 March 3:00pm, The Future of Sustainable Food, Department of Geography.
13 March - 26 March, Cambridge Science Festival.

25 March 8:30pm, Earth Hour.                                                                     
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