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Environment and Energy Coordinators (EECs) are a network of staff volunteers who provide a local focus point for environmental and energy issues.

They encourage their colleagues to make small changes to everyday work practices that collectively make a big difference across the University.

The network

Each EEC acts as champion for environmental issues within their department and as a point of contact between the Environment and Energy Section and department staff, students and senior management.

Like all organisations of this size and complexity, Cambridge has a major impact on the environment. The Environment and Energy Section are working to reduce this impact, but still need to raise awareness amongst staff, students and visitors not only about what is being done, but also about their role in reducing the University’s environmental impact.

Due to the diverse and extensive nature of Cambridge, there is no one-size-fits-all approach so there needs to be a local focus for activity within departments to make the message relevant and effective.

EECs play a key role in providing this local focus, understanding the culture of the department and being able to encourage others to change their attitudes and behaviour to take environmental aspects into consideration. The Environment and Energy Section provide on-going support and assistance to EECs as part of the mission to reduce carbon emissions and other environmental issues across the University’s estate and to encourage sustainable behaviour across our academic, teaching and administrative activities.

What does an EEC do?

The Environment and Energy Coordinator will be able to offer advice and support to staff and students, feed back issues to the Environment and Energy Section and help with the management of joint or individual events run in the department.

This role takes some time each month. Enthusiasm and commitment too.

Volunteers are supported by the Environment and Energy Section and will also join an active network who shares ideas, practices and information from across the University. 

If you are interested in joining the network please contact and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

Find the EEC in your Department

The EEC in the Department of Chemistry is Richard Turner