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The University's sustainability newsletter.
Student Edition Issue 121, April 2021
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Dear students,

Quick! There are just days left to sign up for two free training opportunities, unique to Cambridge students. Read on for full details as well as news of a trailblazing project to introduce sustainable takeaway containers to Cambridge Colleges.

Happy reading and fingers crossed for some sunshine on this long weekend!


The Sustainability Team
Cambridge student helps Colleges switch to sustainable takeaway

We can check books out of the library all the time so why can't we do the same with reusable takeaway containers? Now we can thanks to the team at RE.USE helping Cambridge Colleges make sustainable choices.

Gain accredited experience in environmental auditing

 
Last chance to sign up for FREE practical experience as well as a unique insight into sustainability here at Cambridge. All sessions take place remotely, no technical knowledge is needed and you'll come away with a certificate from IEMA.

Cambridge Carbon Literacy applications open!


Learn more about the climate emergency from certified Carbon Literacy trainers. The training is completely free of charge and will take place remotely on 10 and 17 May. Hurry, you only have until 1 May to apply!

Have you joined the Let's Talk Transport campaign yet?
 


Over 130 people have taken part to help us better understand why sustainable transport isn't an option for everyone, but just 13% of respondents are students. Join this important conversation today and help give students a voice.

A sustainability update from Churchill College

 
In 2020 Churchill College planted over 100 trees and changed its investment policy to align with responsible investment principles. Plans are now afoot to remove natural gas, introduce green roofs and plant an additional five acres of meadow. Read on for more!

A new life for discarded bikes at St John's College


Every year St John's College donates approximately 50 bikes to Recycle Your Cycle. The charity provides prisoners with the skills and qualifications to refurbish bikes which are then donated on to other charities. Could your College support a similar scheme and reduce waste to landfill?

Litter-ally great to see each other!
 

 
Looking for some inspiration for a socially-distanced event? Find out more about the Sustainability Team's litter pick, how to organise one yourself and which national surveys to join in with. 

Homerton sustainability survey

 
Are you a student at Homerton? Complete this survey and give your thoughts on composting, meat-free Mondays and a system for reusable takeaway containers.

Looking for a new way to get around town?


Voi are offering a 20% discount to all University of Cambridge students. Download the Voi app, pick up an e-scooter for your trip and then leave it at an allocated parking area. Find out more here.
Upcoming events 
 
Transport: a partnership approach 
13 May, 14:00-15:00. Online.
Sign up here for a panel discussion on regional approaches to sustainable transport.

Climate Exp0
17-21 May. Online. 
A fusion of science and policy advancing a resilient, zero-carbon world. Registration is now open, events are free and all are welcome!

The role of autonomy in the future transport system
25 May, 10:00-11:00. Online.
Sign up here to find out about autonomous vehicles in Cambridge.

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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