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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Would you like to make a positive impact on the environment and help reduce your University’s carbon footprint?  Green Impact is the University's environmental accreditation scheme, and it supports Departments and Colleges across collegiate campus in reducing their environmental impacts. The Department of Land Economy currently has Platinum Award status, and we intend to maintain this top level of sustainability over the coming years.

It would be great to get as many students involved as possible!

Not only is it a fantastic way to meet academics and staff in the department, but it also contributes to our University-wide effort to make positive changes to energy and water consumption, waste reduction, biodiversity and wellbeing.  It may also prove to be useful for some Tripos papers or even your third-year dissertation.

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If you would like to get involved with the Land Economy Green Impact Team, please email Lynda Haines, our Green Impact Coordinator at

And, if you already have your own ideas on sustainability and would like to put them into action you can join the University’s annual Carbon Challenge competition to develop those ideas and reduce environmental impact across the campus and possibly beyond.  Held each Lent Term the Carbon Challenge is specifically aimed at students and is an opportunity for you to showcase any sustainability project or idea you have been mulling over but never had a chance to develop.  And there’s a prize! 

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There is also the ‘Living Lab’ providing other opportunities for you to improve environmental sustainability on the University estate through projects, internships and research.  It draws on the expertise and talent of students and staff to encourage application of knowledge to the real-world context; to enhance your skills; to increase connections between people, and provide more opportunities to reach the University's mission "to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research".

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Also, if you would like to get involved in the Green Impact awards directly, the Sustainability Team is always looking for new volunteers to help.  At the end of each academic year the Departments and Colleges taking part in Green Impact are all audited by a team of students to verify what they have done and confirm their award.  "The auditing has been a great way for me to gain both training and practical environmental auditing experience.  Also, I got to visit parts of the University that I may never otherwise see!" - Green Impact Auditor, 2017

For more information on this and all sorts of other exciting opportunities to get involved go to our Students Getting Involved webpages:

You can also follow the Sustainability Team on Twitter @CambridgeSust

However you chose to participate, it would be great to have you on-board!

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