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The University's sustainability newsletter.
Student Edition Issue 122, May 2021
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Dear students,

The end of Easter term is in sight but there are still plenty of events and opportunities for you to get involved with! As well as the 2021 Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum, this issue includes news from the University Farm, careers guidance, electric scooters and more. 

Best of luck with your remaining exams and enjoy the long weekend!


The Sustainability Team
Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum, 4-5 June 2021

Run entirely by Cambridge students, this year's CSF explores sustainability in action. No action is too big, nor too small, when it comes to tackling climate change. All events take place online and registration is FREE!

Did you miss the Climate Exp0 conference?

 
No worries! Highlights from this festival focusing on a resilient, zero-carbon world are now online. Video highlights include thoughts on mitigation solutions, green recovery, finance and more! 

How cow manure will power the University Farm


Electricity from manure and water? A new project on the University's Farm will capture and burn the methane naturally produced from cow slurry. Read on for more info!

COP26 explained
 


Seen COP26 in the news but not sure what it's all about? This pdf summary explains the upcoming Glasgow summit, why it matters, and the UK's position on climate change. 

Voi e-bikes and e-scooters coming soon!

 
Talks between the University and micro-mobility provider Voi, are being finalised to introduce e-bikes and e-scooters in West Cambridge and at Eddington. Find out more about the scheme, including current student discounts!

Join the Cambridge Climate Charter this summer


Last year the University signed up to the Cambridge Climate Charter and on World Environment Day (5 June) we encourage our student community to join us. Once signed up to the charter you'll receive tools to track, understand and reduce your carbon footprint.

Considering a career in sustainability?
 


Check out this Sustainability Careers Guide produced by the British Council. The guide, along with accompanying webinars, offers free advice on how to get started in the sustainability sector. 

Planning to be sought for University solar farm

 
The Sustainability Team, along with colleagues from across the Estates Division, are currently preparing a planning application for a solar farm on University land. 
Upcoming events 
 
Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum
4-5 June. Online. Sign up here.

CPA Youth Climate Café
5 June, 11:00-12:30. Online. 
Hosted by the Climate Psychology Alliance, Climate Cafés are hospitable, empathetic spaces where 18-25yr olds can come together to share fears and uncertainties about our climate crisis. Sign up here.

The Sustainability Team in conversation with Camcycle
1 June, 19:00-21:00. Sign up here.

The technology behind autonomous vehicles
8 June, 14:00-15:00. Online.
Sign up here for a nitty-gritty discussion of the cutting-edge technology used in AV trials.

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