Have your say on the University's sustainability strategy!
Hi everyone, Adam here. You may or may not be aware that the University (independently of Fitz or any other colleges) is currently undergoing a consultation process to develop its sustainability strategy. What that means (outside of the business-speak) is that it needs your feedback on what it can do to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
As part of this process, a series of online consultations will be held over the next week or so, each focusing on a different theme or part of what the University does.
Details of the sessions are as follows:
Workshop #1 on the 25th January, 11.30am – 1pm. This session will focus on the University’s research. For example, how can we stop research being funded by fossil fuel companies to greenwash their pollution? How can we decarbonise waste from labs?
Workshop #2 on the 27th January, 2pm – 3.30pm. This session will focus on the University estate and operations. Corporatist jargon aside, this refers to all the property that the University holds (so all the lecture sites, faculty libraries etc.) and how the university is run on a day-to-day basis, including its relationship with colleges like Fitz. They’re looking to hear your ideas for decarbonising these buildings and encouraging the University and the Colleges to adopt better environmental practices.
Workshop #3 on the 31st January, 9.30am – 11am. This session will focus on the University’s teaching and will be run in collaboration with Cambridge Zero. For example, what aren’t you taught in the course you’re studying related to the climate crisis that you’d like to know? Cambridge has a huge influence on secondary school curriculums, so what could be improved there?
Any information shared from the discussions at the consultations should be anonymised.
Before attending one or more of these sessions, you may like to read the Green Paper published by the University (attached on the online event page), which sets out their initial thoughts and ideas on the Strategy. This is what they’d like you to respond to.
To book for one of the sessions, visit their Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainability-strategy-online-consultations-tickets-507298091247.
Hopefully you can find some time to share your thoughts!