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Environmental Action Plan

The Department will comply with environmental legislation, deliver the University’s Environmental Sustainability, Vision, Policy Framework and endeavour:

  • to promote environmental management policies and practices;
  • to increase awareness of environmental responsibilities amongst staff, students and visitors;
  • to work with other agencies to promote appropriate environmental policies;
  • to implement policies and procedures that contribute to a reduction in the Department's carbon footprint;
  • to refuse unnecessary purchases and to seek out more environmentally friendly alternatives when purchases need to be made;
  • to reuse and repurpose goods already purchased;
  • to maximise recycled waste;
  • to minimise non-recyclable waste;
  • to reduce energy consumption;
  • to reduce water consumption;
  • to minimise use of chemical and other pollutants;
  • to maintain the premises in an environmentally sensitive way;
  • to encourage modes of transport and communication amongst its staff, students and visitors which will minimise environmental impact.

A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Times, and the Independent.

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Dr Mónica Moreno-Figueroa, Pilkington Teaching Prize Winner 2017 and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, explains why it is important to study Sociology and how she helps her students to engage with the course at Cambridge.

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