Green Impact is the University of Cambridge’s environmental accreditation scheme, designed to support and encourage departments and colleges across the University in reducing their environmental impacts. The University is committed to making a positive impact through outstanding environmental sustainability performance, and this commitment is reflected throughout its policies.
The MRC Epidemiology Unit fully embraces the University’s Vision and has adopted its Environmental Policy as its own. The Unit is actively working to reduce its environmental impact and improve sustainability by saving energy, reducing its carbon footprint and minimising waste.
In 2013 the MRC Epidemiology established the Green Impact Group (GIG). This is a multidisciplinary team comprising individuals from both the Research Programmes and specialist Research Support Teams. The Green Impact Group meets regularly to review the Unit’s environmental actions. Current activities involve participation in the University of Cambridge’s Green Impact Challenge.
The 2014-2015 University of Cambridge Green Impact Awards recognised the achievements of the GIG with a Silver Award for the Unit as a whole, and a Gold Award for the Unit laboratory.