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After two years of online freshers’ fairs, it is finally time for the Sustainability Team and Cambridge Zero to meet the new freshers face to face. 

We will be located inside the marquee on Parker’s Piece on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October from 10am-4pm on our joint stall, ready to present our work to the new student body. This also gives us a fantastic opportunity to re-introduce ourselves to all our current Greenlines subscribers and remind you all what great opportunities there are for students to learn, act and lead on Sustainability at the University of Cambridge. 

So, who are we?

The Sustainability Team supports staff and students at the University of Cambridge to achieve environmental sustainability. We sit within the Estates Division of the University and drive operational change to reduce the University’s environmental impact, energy use and carbon emissions through delivering our strategy, operational changes, behaviour change and sharing best practice.

Cambridge Zero is the University of Cambridge’s response to the climate crisis. Launched in 2019, Cambridge Zero connects University departments and wider national and international climate research, policy, and action. Through their four pillars of research, education, engagement and decarbonisation, their vision is that a resilient and sustainable zero-carbon world is sustainable.

Who might you find on our stall?


Susie Cook, Sustainability Team Communications and Engagement Coordinator. Her position is aimed at delivering communications and engagement initiatives to raise awareness and promote pro-environmental behaviour to staff and students. She can usually be found reading, cooking or running around Cambridge. She joined the Sustainability Team in January 2022. 



Beth Simpson: Student Engagement Coordinator. She is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of Cambridge Zero’s student engagement programmes and providing communication and administrative support to the department. She can usually be found baking sweet treats or looking for a bargain in a charity shop. She joined Cambridge Zero in August 2022.



Amy Munro-Faure: Engagement Manager. Her focus is on climate education, sustainability and student engagement. She can usually be found running along the river and enjoying Cambridge's many pubs. She joined Cambridge Zero in 2020. 




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What will we be chatting about?

We want to emphasise the importance of, and the opportunities presented by, engaging with the challenge of climate change to new students. We want to empower them to take climate action through the programmes we jointly offer.  
Students at the University of Cambridge can learn about sustainability and climate issues through programmes like:


  • Carbon Literacy Training
  • The Postgraduate Academy
  • Cambridge Green Week


  • The Student Societies Climate Fund
  • The Carbon Challenge
  • Sustainability Newsletter Student Editorial Committee
  • Green Impact
  • Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF)


  • Engage for Change
  • Green Officer Network
  • Sustainability Champions
  • Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum Committee

To read more about these programmes and see more upcoming events check out Cambridge Zero’s new blog post

If you are a new student, come and say hi in October!

Written by: Susie Cook, Sustainability Communications and Engagement Coordinator