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The Green Team

Image depicts completion of all 36 tasks required to achieve the Silver award, courtesy of Dr Eric Silwinski.  

Silver Award

Congratulations to the "Chem Green Imps Team" led by Dr Richard Turner, for helping the department achieve a Green Impact Silver Award! The University Green Impact environmental accreditation scheme encourages departments and colleges to reduce their environmental impact. Teams sign up on-line, and progress through simple, clear and easy criteria towards awards and targets.  As part of this year's Silver Award submission, the Team organised a Green Impact Day in the department in April, with activities designed to encourage department members to think of creative ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Ways to reduce your impact 

  • Join the Cambridge tradition and get on your bike: Did you know the University has provided a number of bicycle repair stations throughout the city in case you get stuck?
  • Use jugs of tap water instead of bottled water in meeting rooms
  • Use cloth shopping bags instead of plastic ones
  • Read electronic journals, not printed ones
  • Have more info on how to recycle plastic at work

Check out the Green Impact noticeboard for up to date information of University iniatives and up coming events.