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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Green Impact at Land Economy

We are winners AGAIN 2021-2022!

The University of Cambridge is a leading centre for environmental research, driving environmental policy and agenda around the world. 

The Green Impact Scheme is the University's environmental accreditation scheme. It helps support and encourage departments and colleges across the University to reduce their environmental impact and create more environmentally sustainable workplaces. The Green Impact team at the Department of Land Economy is dedicated to improving environmental sustainability and biodiversity at our building in Silver Street.

I’m delighted to announce that we as a Department achieved the Green Impact Platinum Award for 2021-22 (for the third year running!)

The student auditors’ feedback was positive as always but has also given us some interesting and important challenges going forward, they said:  “Land Economy has a strong track record in environmental sustainability, and this has been maintained - most amazingly despite the challenges of the pandemic and the department building being closed. I hope to see more student involvement in future. I also hope to see more engagement with external charities and groups, and particularly liked the idea of a mentorship program for the Dept to support other Green Impact teams across the university.”

We were also recognised for our Green achievements in the University's 2019-2020 Annual Environmental Sustainability Report, which provides details of the University's successes in sustainability, the lessons learned and the plans for the forthcoming year. .  Check us out on Page 24 "Sprucing up Silver Street"

There are also a couple articles written by our Green Impact Coordinator Lynda Haines in the University's regular Sustainability Newsletter Greenlines"Reflections on Land Economy’s Green Impact in lockdown" and "Land Economy Urban Garden recovers"

Just go to the webpage to sign-up or join one of the various Sustainabilty Yammer discussion groups at CU Sustainability

The Green Impact Team at Land Economy includes:  Lynda Haines (LE Green Impact Coordinator/EEC & Wellbeing Advocate), Sam Wyatt (Departmental Administrator), Liz McDonald (Department Receptionist), Pam Lee (Research Group Administrator and Wellbeing Advocate), Sergey Kolesikov (Research Associate), Tong Xu (Visiting Scholar) and Ariana Jessa (Master's Student).

If you would like to join the team or have any ideas on energy saving, waste reduction, reuse and recycling, sustainable purchasing, improving biodiversity or more? We would like to hear from you! Just email Lynda Haines.

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