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Environmental Sustainability Team's Sustainability Showcase 2024!

Thursday 20 June 2024 from 13:00-16:00 at Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 1AA

13:00 – 13:40

Welcome and opening address from Dr Sally Pidgeon, Head of Environmental Sustainability, highlighting the University’s environmental sustainability successes within our Annual Environmental Sustainability Report.

Recognising our Green Impact Teams and Excellence through award presentations from Lauren Walia, Project Manager, SOS-UK.

13:40 – 14:30

Presentations from:

Dr Belinda Bell, Co-Director of Finance for Environmental and Social Systemic Change, will discuss an ongoing project, led by Cambridge, in which over 65 UK Higher Education Institutions have collaborated on a new effort to create a market for cash products that do not contribute to the financing of fossil fuel expansion.

The University’s Climate Challenge led by Beth Simpson, Student Engagement Coordinator, Cambridge ZeroThe Climate Challenge gives postgraduate students the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines to explore early stage, innovative solutions to climate change. Here, our two runner-up teams from the 2024 competition discuss their proposals and their experience on the programme. The Climate Challenge is led by Cambridge Zero in partnership with Carbon13, Cambridge Enterprise, CISL Canopy, the Maxwell Centre and Energy IRC, with sponsorship from Moda Living.  Introducing Postgraduate students Guillaume Bigot, MPhil in Technology and Jerrell Ong, MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, who will be presenting on Terracotta Cooling is an early-stage climate pitch for a sustainable data centre cooling solution in equatorial climates to significantly reduce the emissions impact and resource use of capital-intensive technology ill-suited for local contexts.

Stewart Bethell, Transport Coordinator, Environmental Sustainability Team and Sue O'Brien, Customer Experience Executive, ModeShift Stars will be showcasing the Modeshift Stars transport platform.

14:30 – 16:00

Origin 8 will be providing refreshments and nibbles providing the opportunity for all staff and students engaged in sustainability University-wide to network and socialise. 

There will be the opportunity to have professional photographs taken.  

Short biodiversity focused walks will be on offer to explore the ecology at Eddington.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 13:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
Storey's Field Centre