We are delighted to have been awarded the Green Impact Platinum Award in 2020-21, the first time that the Unit has achieved this award. Congratulations to our Green Impact Group for the hard work they put in towards this award, and to all Unit members who contributed to this achievement.
With the award we received the following feedback from the University of Cambridge Sustainability Team:
The team has been incredibly successful in implementing sustainability practices despite most of the staff currently working from home. It’s fantastic to see their enthusiasm and ambition to improve even further.
Green Impact is a part of The Cambridge Green Challenge, the University of Cambridge’s environmental accreditation scheme, which supports and encourages departments and colleges across the university in reducing their environmental impacts.
The Unit has participated in the in the Green Impact Award since 2013, and in previous years we have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for the Unit as a whole and for the Unit laboratory. The Unit has established the Green Impact Group, a multidisciplinary team comprising individuals from both the Research Programmes and specialist Research Operations Teams, which meets regularly to review the Unit’s environmental actions.
For more information about the Unit’s sustainability ambitions, visit: www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/about-us/green-impact/