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EECs Michaelmas catch up new Thu 19 Nov 2020   11:00 [Places]

Come along to the first virtual EEC get-together of Michaelmas term to catch up with other EECs and hear the latest from the Environment and Energy Section.

We will be joined by Rachel Steward, Environmental Manager, who is part of the team working hard to deliver a significant and measurable improvement in the biodiversity of the University's estate. Rachel will be providing an update on progress so far and highlighting action the University is taking to fulfil the 10-year vision set out in its Biodiversity Action Plan. This is a really exciting time for the University and we look forward to sharing progress with you.

After you’ve asked everything you can think to ask about biodiversity/sustainability, you will have the opportunity to join smaller breakout rooms with other EECs. This is our virtual substitute for chatting around cake and sandwiches so, whilst it is absolutely optional, we do hope you take the opportunity to really catch up and get to know each other – a lot has changed since we were all last together! We estimate that breakout rooms will begin at 11:45 but there will be no cut-off time, meaning that you will be able to stay and chat for as long as you wish.

Full details of the event, including MS Teams meeting links, will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event.

  • To inform staff of the University's environmental commitments and to give staff the knowledge they need to contribute to meeting these targets
Green Impact 2020 launch event new Mon 2 Nov 2020   11:00 [Places]

The 2020 Green Impact launch event will give you all the information you need to start making an environmental difference in your department, lab or College. Last year, 43 teams completed over 2,400 actions to encourage sustainable behaviour in their workplaces. Don’t get left behind! Join us and help create a sustainable University.

The event will take place on MS Teams and attendees will be emailed a full agenda, including meeting links, nearer the event itself. For now, brief details of the event can be found below:

  • We’re delighted to announce that the 2020/21 Green Impact year will be officially launched by Joanna Chamberlain, Head of Environment and Energy and Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero. Come along to hear more about sustainability at Cambridge, the successes and the challenges, and how staff and students can be a part of the progress.
  • A presentation on the nitty-gritty of Green Impact – what is it, how does it work and how can you get involved? Whether you’re new to Green Impact or have been with us since the beginning, we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to get stuck in. If you’re not sure what Green Impact could look like for you then not to worry – we’ll be showcasing lots of highlights from our 2019/20 departmental, lab and College teams to give you plenty of inspiration!
  • After the presentations, you will have the opportunity to dial into themed breakout rooms hosted by a member of the Environment and Energy Section. If you have a question on Green Impact, or just want to hear more about sustainability at Cambridge, we’ll be there to help.

We expect the presentation section of the event to take between 45mins and 1hr, this will then be followed by the option of themed breakout rooms to answer any questions that you may have. Full timings and details of the event will be emailed to attendees before the event so stay tuned!

For more info on Green Impact please visit https://www.environment.admin.cam.ac.uk/green-impact/2019-2020-award-winners and if you have any questions about the event please contact greenimpactteam@admin.cam.ac.uk.