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What's happening with the Living Laboratory for Sustainability this month? Read on to find out...                                                          

Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum 2016: Global to Local

The Living Lab is supporting this year’s Climate Forum. It is on Saturday 20 February at St John’s Divinity School, Cambridge. Some of the headline speakers include Paul Polman, Anthony Giddens, John Vidal and Marie-Claire Cordonier. The Living Lab Coordinator is presenting there and running a workshop to consider some existing sustainability challenges in the University. Maybe with our heads together we can come up with some solutions! For more info and to buy tickets, visit

Internship opportunities

Interested in gaining real world experience and adding to your CV? This year’s paid internships are out! These positions are for eight weeks during the summer and are for current or recently graduated students (within the last year). They provide the opportunity to gain experience working with professionals in the field of sustainability, and to make contributions to improving the University’s environmental sustainability. The deadline for applications is Sunday 21 February at midnight. Interviews will be held between Monday 7 and Friday 11 March. Visit our website for details and find out how to apply:

Please note: If you are applying as Masters or PhD student you will need written permission from your supervisor.

Student opportunity: Thermal imaging training

Interested in energy use, energy efficiency and creating real impact? CUECS, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and the Living Lab have teamed up to provide training on how to use a thermal imaging camera, and the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-life setting to help reduce the University’s energy use. Plant Sciences’ Energy Coordinator wants to survey inside and outside the department's buildings with a thermal imaging camera. Together you will identify the problem areas by analysing the images, and make recommendations to improve energy efficiency. Training will take place in mid-February (time & location TBC), and the opportunity with Plant Sciences’ Energy Coordinator will begin soon after, to be wrapped up by the end of term. On successful completion of the project you will become a Living Lab Associate. To express your interest, please email: