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Student Edition Issue 126, October 2021
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Dear students,

With the UK hosting COP26, a major United Nations climate conference in just a few days, November is set to be an interesting month for anyone with an interest in sustainability. However the action isn't confined to Glasgow - there's plenty happening here in Cambridge too, as you'll see in this month's newsletter! 

The Sustainability Team

Looking back on the Climate Change Festival, and forward to COP26

 
As Cambridge Zero’s second climate change festival closes, we reflect back on the highlights, key points and stories which abounded from discussion on the road to COP26.

Help solve a ‘last mile’ decarbonisation challenge


The CISL Accelerator, with Cambridge Zero, are hosting a two-day hackathon bringing together a global community of innovators to come up with solutions to help the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) achieve net zero across their operations at their Rothera Research Station in Antarctica.

Take the Sustainability Skills Survey

An annual survey on UK students' perspectives on environmental and global developmental issues is now underway. This online confidential survey, run by SOS-UK, closes on 14th November 2021. Participating students are entered into a draw to win £500, or one of 10 £50 runner-up prizes.

Involved in COP26?
 

Cambridge Zero are keen to hear from students, or others across the University who are planning any engagement with COP26, to better promote and connect those who are involved with the conference. If you're planning to engage with COP26 in any capacity, contact Cambridge Zero

Vice-Chancellor launches tenth year of Green Impact at Cambridge


"This year, we're seeking to enlarge Green Impact's collaborative community of diverse, passionate and skilled individuals. I urge anyone at the University looking to take climate action to find out more about Green Impact today". 

The UK post-2050: looking beyond the net zero horizon


A new paper from a group of UK university students urges policymakers to also look beyond the horizon of 2050 and consider the impact of policies across the full lifetimes of young people and future generations. 
Have your say on sustainable business travel

Last few days to contribute. All students at the University of Cambridge are invited to share their opinions on the University's draft Sustainable Business Travel Policy. Read the draft policy and find out how to share your thoughts here.
New to cycling, or getting back into it?

With the clocks changing this weekend, it's a great time to revisit these simple tips for bike safety and maintenance, as well as an offer of free cycle training.
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