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The Lucy Cavendish College community is celebrating its Gold Award for Green Impact – a scheme set up by the NUS.

Fellows and staff from Lucy Cavendish College were among 50 teams from across the University which came together for the Green Impact Awards in June.

Group photo at Green Impact Awards

Established by the NUS, Green Impact is an award-winning behaviour change programme which empowers participants to make improvements to sustainability. A bespoke workbook provides a structured framework for taking action.

From dual-flush toilets and environmental protection notes around College to using 75%+ MSC-certified fish, auditors for the Green Impact Awards praised our commitment to making the College greener:

“Although this is the first year that Lucy Cavendish College has been participating in this programme, they have done a lot of amazing work and they showed real concern about environmental sustainability”.

Staff at green impact awards

Katie McNally, Assistant Domestic Bursar, said:

“As a College, we’ve worked hard over the past 12 months to reduce our impact on the environment; it’s great to have that recognised with a Gold Award at the Green Impact Awards.  We’ve made lots of small-but-important changes around College including introducing the ‘can the can’ bins, signing up as a water refill station and moving to biodegradable products for the conference season, such as recyclable bath mats and lots more. There’s much more we can do, and we’re fully committed to being a leading green college.”

Find out more about what Cambridge University is doing to improve environmental sustainability.