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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Green Impact at Land Economy Overview


The University aims to conserve water through efficient use and management. It's target is to reduce water consumption by 20% by 2020 against a 2005 baseline. Read more here.


See the latest information on the University reducing carbon emissions here. Read more on the Cambridge University Carbon Reduction Strategy.


University of Cambridge Transport Strategy 2019-2024 

For tips to travel in a more environmentally friendly way, click on the following modes of transport to learn more: Bike; Bus; Train; Car.

The University has [teleconference] and video-conferencing facilities that can be used as an alternative to travelling to meetings, located at their city centre studio (New Museums Site), the West Cambridge studio (JJ Thomson Avenue), or through portable equipment for loan to use on your own University premises. More details here.

As a Department, we have an annual 'Step Challenge' event in January. This challenge encourages members of the department to walk, instead of driving or taking public transport, for one week with prizes for those with the highest step count. 

Waste reduction and recycling


Instead of scrapping unwanted office furniture, equipment and other resources, dispose of them through Warpit. Warpit is an online marketplace where other people within the University can claim and use your unwanted (working) office equipment. For more information:


We have a battery recycling box situated to the left of the pigeon holes in house 18, near Reception.

Book shelf swap point

Located in the lobby opposite Reception, please drop off unused books for others to use and enjoy.

Reusing envelopes

A system for reusing stationery, envelopes, folders, files and good quality one-sided paper (refreshed regularly) can be found at Reception.

Reusing stationary, folders, folder files and good quality paper

Folders -For those of you having clear outs/getting rid of folders, please hand in your spare folders to Hayley or take them directly to House 18 and House 17 basement alcoves.

Stationery – Please hand in all spare or unused stationery (including old pens, highlighters etc.). Please check in at reception before ordering new stationary to see if we have a good recycled option. There will be a box to combine all donations, which will be sent off for recycling through one of the established recycling pen schemes within the University.


The outside areas at the rear of the department are currently being rejuvenated to be on one side (near the bike sheds) a wildlife garden and behind House 21 a courtyard garden.  For more information see here.

Course Changes 2020-21

The Department of Land Economy can confirm that there are no changes to the courses it is offering in 2020-21 in the BA, the MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration and the MPhil in Real Estate Finance. In the MPhil in Environmental Policy, modules EP03 (Environmental Values) and EP09 (Rural Environment: Property, Planning and Policy) will not run, but module EP07 (Comparative and European Environmental Law and Policy) will return.


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