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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.

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.

Green Labs: Cold Storage Clinic with Eppendorf new Tue 29 Sep 2020   11:00 Finished

Green Labs has teamed up with Eppendorf to provide refresher training on cold storage best practice for you to apply to your own lab.

  • What do we need from sample storage?
  • How do Ultra Low Temperature (-70, -80) freezers provide appropriate conditions?
  • How should you operate your freezers to best protect your samples?

Content delivered will not be promotional and staff who use other brands are equally encouraged to attend.

A similar event was run in-person in 2019. This one will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams and is not space limited, so your whole lab should sign-up and attend too!

A link to join will be sent to attendees a couple of days before the event.

CPD eligible.

Each of the Cambridge Colleges has been provided with an Excel-based spreadsheet, which enables the College to develop its own Science Based Target (SBT) for carbon reduction.

The purpose of this training is to explain what data needs to be added to the tool, and how to do this, in order to generate the target.

The training will also provide a brief introduction to SBTs, and demonstrate how each College can produce their 2019/20 carbon emissions report using the tool.

The trainer is Chris Tuppen from Advancing Sustainability Limited.

The training is being delivered via Microsoft Teams.

There are 3 sessions available, these are identical sessions so please only book on ONE session

Green Labs: Carbon Flows in the Lab (Central) new Mon 17 Feb 2020   11:00 Finished

We know that laboratories use lots of energy, water and resources. We know they produce mountains of waste. We know we can do better. But where should we invest our efforts to improve things?

In this workshop we will help you become more conscious of the carbon flows in your labs and help you identify the worthwhile improvements that you can make.

Please only sign up to one of the sessions. The content will be repeated. Up to 15 participants for each session.

  • Central Cambridge - 11:00-12:00 Mon 17th February 2020, Gurdon Institute, Tennis Court Road
  • Cambridge Biomedical Campus - 11:00-12:00 Tue 18th February 2020, Clinical School
  • West Cambridge - 11:00-12:00 Fri 21st February 2020, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue
Green Labs: Carbon Flows in the Lab (CBC) new Tue 18 Feb 2020   11:00 Finished

We know that laboratories use lots of energy, water and resources. We know they produce mountains of waste. We know we can do better. But where should we invest our efforts to improve things?

In this workshop we will help you become more conscious of the carbon flows in your labs and help you identify the worthwhile improvements that you can make.

Please only sign up to one of the sessions. The content will be repeated. Up to 15 participants for each session.

  • Central Cambridge - 11:00-12:00 Mon 17th February 2020, Gurdon Institute, Tennis Court Road
  • Cambridge Biomedical Campus - 11:00-12:00 Tue 18th February 2020, Clinical School
  • West Cambridge - 11:00-12:00 Fri 21st February 2020, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue
Green Labs: Carbon Flows in the Lab (West) new Fri 21 Feb 2020   11:00 Finished

We know that laboratories use lots of energy, water and resources. We know they produce mountains of waste. We know we can do better. But where should we invest our efforts to improve things?

In this workshop we will help you become more conscious of the carbon flows in your labs and help you identify the worthwhile improvements that you can make.

Please only sign up to one of the sessions. The content will be repeated. Up to 15 participants for each session.

  • Central Cambridge - 11:00-12:00 Mon 17th February 2020, Gurdon Institute, Tennis Court Road
  • Cambridge Biomedical Campus - 11:00-12:00 Tue 18th February 2020, Clinical School
  • West Cambridge - 11:00-12:00 Fri 21st February 2020, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue
SystemsLink training for Colleges new Tue 4 Feb 2020   11:00 Finished

This session will provide an introduction to the SLA (bill validation service) and teach you how to read and upload meter reads in SystemsLink. A brief guide to running basic energy consumption reports will also be presented.

      • Please only book onto one session. The session at 11:00am is a repeat of the 9:30am session. ***
SystemsLink training for Colleges new Tue 4 Feb 2020   09:30 Finished

This session will provide an introduction to the SLA (bill validation service) and teach you how to read and upload meter reads in SystemsLink. A brief guide to running basic energy consumption reports will also be presented.

      • Please only book onto one session. The session at 11:00am is a repeat of the 9:30am session. ***
Green Labs: Lab Water with Avidity Science new Tue 24 Sep 2019   11:00 Finished

Green Labs has teamed up with Avidity Science to provide training on water use in laboratories.

  • What types of water are used in labs and why?
  • What are the techniques used to produce different types of lab water?
  • What can you do to adopt good water-usage practices in your workspace?

Content delivered will not be promotional and staff who use other brands are equally welcome to attend.

This event will run with two sessions on different topics. These can be booked independently if you are only interested in, or are only able to attend, one of them.

  • Session 1: 11:00-11:45, Laboratory water quality and purification techniques
  • Refreshments: 11:45-12:15
  • Session 2: 12:15-13:00, Lab water - economy and sustainability
  • Q&A with Avidity Science experts: 13:00-13:15

Refreshments will be available between the two sessions. Delegates attending any of the sessions are welcome to them!

Green Labs: Freezer Clinic with Eppendorf new Tue 11 Jun 2019   12:00 Finished

Green Labs has teamed up with Eppendorf to provide training on how ultra low temperature (ULT) freezers protect your samples and what good practices you can adopt with yours.

  • What do we need from sample storage?
  • How do ULT freezers provide appropriate conditions?
  • How should you operate your freezers to best protect your samples?

Content delivered will not be promotional and staff who use other brands are equally welcome to attend.

Spaces are limited, so attendees may be limited to one per group, subject to demand. Subsequent clinics are likely if interest is sufficient.

Refreshments will be available.

CPD eligible.

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