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Sainsbury Laboratory

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Hear about the latest developments in reducing the University of Cambridge's impact on the environment, and how staff can get involved.

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Come to the University of Cambridge Green Impact 2019 launch event to find out all you need to know about the latest developments in the University's move to a zero carbon future, highlights of action from last year's Green Impact initiative, and an overview of the opportunities for staff to get involved during the 2019/20 academic year.

The event will include:

  • A talk by Professor Ian Leslie, Senior Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor with special responsibility for Environmental Sustainability, on the University's new zero carbon emissions target and what it means for University departments.
  • A presentation on the University's Green Impact awards in 2019, formally launching the initiative for the new academic year, including highlights from last year, information on what's changed this year, and all the information new participants need to get involved.
  • Further information on the advice and support available to University staff and students in improving the environmental performance of their places of work and study.

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After the event will be an opportunity for networking and to ask questions of the Environment & Energy Section. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided - please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Email environment@admin.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this event.

Read on for more about Green Impact, and how to find the venue.

About Green Impact

Green Impact is the University of Cambridge's environmental accreditation scheme. It supports and encourages departments and colleges across the University in improving their environmental performance.

With support from the Environment and Energy Section, departments can form a small team, who sign up to an online workbook and progress through simple, clear and easy criteria towards recognised awards and targets. The awards are entering their eighth year, and grew to their biggest ever in 2018/19, with 50 awards presented at the annual awards ceremony in the David Attenborough Building.

The scheme is great for those people who want to make a difference but are not sure how, but also provides recognition and support for those who are already beavering away for environmental and wellbeing causes in their corners of the University. The Environment & Energy team are there to provide support throughout the year, starting with this informative launch event!

Watch the video below for the story of one Green Impact participant...

Getting to the venue

The Sainsbury Laboratory entrance is on Bateman Street. The turning is just before the street's fifth bollard at number 47. Turn into this short track and up to the black entrance gate where you may use the intercom to speak to reception or security.

The venue has ample cycle parking, or is located just a few minutes' walk from several of the Universal bus stops - see this map for more details. The Universal bus is the ‘University bus for everyone’ and provides a convenient and sustainable mode of transport to and from all the University's main sites, departing every 15 minutes. Journeys are just £1 for University card holders.

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