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Sustainability & Conservation Hub

The Sustainability & Conservation (S&C) Hub serves as a nexus for individuals and organizations dedicated to understanding critical issues related to the degradation of the earth's ecosystems, and addressing these issues through innovative transformative solutions and collaboration.

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ABOUT

The 鶹ӾCollege Interdisciplinary Research Hub (IRH) in Sustainability & Conservation (S&C) was launched in July 2020. This was in response to the ever-developing climate emergency, which prompted calls for innovative and disruptive solutions across industries and institutions.

The S&C Hub serves Wolfson's Sustainability Strategy, and the college has made significant strides towards sustainability since its launch. This has been through research and invention, innovative education, reduced environmental impact, climate leadership, cost savings and sustainability donation packages.

The Hub's purpose is to be a transformative space that hosts collaborative action between fellows, students, staff, alumni and other members of 鶹ӾCollege to ignite and support interdisciplinary research, sustainability actions, and positive environmental outcomes. 

OUR AIMS

We have developed a Theory of Change structure with three branches: Community, Action & Knowledge

COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

For a community that interacts with itself, reaches out to others and grows its people and collective. 

  • Cross-community Mentoring
  • Building competency (individual + collective)
  • Partnerships & Outreach
  • Studentships, Bursaries & Access

ACTION, ADAPTATION AND AMBITION

For specific actions, raising individual and collective urgency, and demonstrating outcomes.

  • 鶹ӾLiving Lab
  • Convening, Events & Thought Leadership

CURATION AND KNOWLEDGE

For retaining acquired knowledge, making it accessible, and disseminating impacts. Also for profile raising, acknowledgement and awards.

  • Webpage, S&C Stories, Library Collection, Resource Gallery
  • Testimonials, Awards & Acknowledgement
  • 鶹ӾResearch Event Collaboration
OUR TEAM

Stephen Evans

 

Stephen Evans - S&C Hub Chair

Steve Evans is Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability at the Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. 

He has co-founded a number of clean technology start-ups and has held various posts advising industry and international governments, including Specialist Adviser to the UK House of Lords Science & Technology Committee. Steve is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He was recently elected by his peers as a Member of Academia Europaea.

Steve works to find ways to help industry become sustainable and is particularly interested in inexpensive solutions.

Sian Cook

 

Sian Cook - Director of College Networks

Before coming to 鶹Ӿin 2017 as Director of Development, Sian held similar positions at National Museums Wales (2013-2016), the British Heart Foundation (2011-2012), Royal Institute of British Architects (2008-2010) and National Museums Liverpool (2001-2008). Whilst in Wales, she was a trustee of the Civic Trust. During this time, she worked on large-scale and international campaigns for buildings and developing networks of supporters and advocates for projects such as Liverpool's world-renowned International Slavery Museum.

In June 2022, Sian became the College's first Director of Networks a role that will oversee the development of the College's Interdisciplinary Research Hubs, strategic external relationships and alumni relations.

 

Sheila Ojwang - S&C Hub Coordinator

Sheila Ojwang is a sustainable Architectural Designer and Consultant. She served the college as the 2022/2023 Green Officer, playing a crucial role in the politics and academic discourses of College life, which currently extends into her role as the Hub Coordinator.


Her design and research work focuses on in architecture for social impact and global development and she is keen on projects and collaborations that solve local and global challenges through delivering solutions that achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

OUR STEERING GROUP

 

 

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WHAT WE DO
THEORY OF CHANGE

In our Theory of Change (ToC), we use the metaphor of a tree and the language of ‘branches’ to describe sets of activities that share a characteristic. No one branch is ‘above’ the other, and by nourishing you, people, the roots, we nurture the whole tree, and so the branches grow... Community, Action, and Knowledge. Devised by all who participate with us, our ToC is ever developing and under constant revision… and so it grows…

For details describing each branch and related activities, see our textual  (v13; updated August 2022) that accompanies the graphic presented above. We're also seeking someone to produce an interactive ToC graphic. If this could be you, get in touch!

Theory of Change version history:

  •  - Lee Hall session - 8 Oct 2020 
  •  - Proactive Members and Convenors - 11 Nov 2020
  •  - Kickstarting a Green 2021 @ 鶹Ӿ- 26 Feb 2021
  •  - Feb-Dec 2021
  • Development - Dec 2021-Apr 2022
  •  - April 2022-present

Key questions posed in devising our Theory of Change:

  • What makes you most angry?
  • What makes you most happy?
  • Why are you here and where can we act as a Hub?
  • What do you think the problem actually is?
  • What can we do about it?
  • What should we do next?

Themes discussed:

  • Personal vs Corporate vs Government Responsibility
  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity
  • Humanity and Nature
  • How to properly integrate the Arts & Creative industries with S&C?
  • Why isn't all S&C knowledge open source?
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Achieving an equitable and just transition for all human beings regardless of circumstance
  • Is the Climate Emergency a failure of inclusion?

What words we associated with "sustainability" or "conservation":

S&C Hub keywords association

WOLFSON LIVING LAB

Grown from our Action, Adaptation & Ambition Branch, the 鶹ӾLiving Lab encourages and supports projects that have an actionable or demonstrable ‘green’ impact to the College estate, community or its wider network.

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Testimonials & Acknowledgements:

  • An interview with the first 鶹ӾLiving Lab Award recipient, .
  • An interview with our generous donor and supporter, .
  • Special thanks to the Hoath Family for their generous donation to financially support Living Lab projects.
  • Special thanks to Charlie Barty-King (PhD student), Darren Smith (Domestic Bursar), and the Alumni & Development Office for devising the 鶹ӾLiving Lab.
WOLFSON SUSTAINABILITY MENTOR SCHEME 

Grown from our Community Resilience Branch, we provide the full 鶹Ӿnetwork the opportunity of being assigned a mentor or be a mentee, who will be someone working in a related subject or interest area.

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Any members of the 鶹Ӿcommunity and network can offer to be available to meet with any other members of the 鶹Ӿcommunity and network. The scheme is voluntary and creates a one-on-one knowledge exchange, support & advice structure on the huge topic space which is sustainability, which is intended to be informal. Operating on a ‘light touch’ basis, it is largely at the discretion of the individual mentor and mentee to determine the frequency and nature of support given, with guidance documentation from ourselves.

The scheme has proven successful at fostering closer links between the international 鶹Ӿcommunity both at 鶹Ӿand across the globe for a more resilient network of connected individuals. Being a mentor or mentee is as involved or low maintenance as desired, from a casual chat on personal thoughts, to advising on specific work interests, to actively supervising students professionally, academically or otherwise - let us share our stories on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of addressing the climate and ecological emergency. Please complete the form above to join the 鶹ӾSustainability Mentor Scheme or email sc-hub@wolfson.cam.ac.uk with any questions.

Testimonials & Acknowledgements:

  • Read Wolfson alumnus Alain Kilajian's experience mentoring  as Santiago completed his project and became the first recipient of the  (2021).
  • Special thanks for Charlie Barty-King (staff/student) for his work setting up the 鶹ӾSustainability Mentor Scheme.
THINKING SPACE - EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY

The Thinking Space is a free, interactive sustainability education and thinking space open to all 鶹Ӿmembers, providing a guided space to develop your sustainability thinking, action and development.

Open to all 鶹Ӿmembers, it is a guided space to learn with others, think on and exchange ideas. You will explore what increasing sustainability means to you personally and/or in your research, what compounding actions big or small you can take right now and into the future, and more broadly how we can all respond to the climate emergency in a meaningful way.

 

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GET INVOLVED
SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION HUB STORIES

Grown from our Curation & Knowledge Branch, we want to capture and celebrate both the individual, and Wolfson's collective, successes in sustainability, climate action and the natural world from the past and present, and into the future 🌿📖 submit a story, anecdote, or other media:

Visit the

Testimonials & Acknowledgements:

  • An S&C Story spotlight with previous student Green Officer 2016-2017, .
  • An S&C Story spotlight with 鶹Ӿalumni, .
  • Special thanks to the initial S&C Stories working group: Konstantinos Korakakis (student), Golnar Malek (alumni), Matthias Wong (staff), Caroline Elvidge (staff), Charlie Barty-King (staff/student)
SUSTAINABILITY IN CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Resilience Webs س️ 

Grown from our Curation & Knowledge Branch, the Cambridge Resilience Web are two interactive webs of environmental, social justice and resilience related organisations in Cambridge, covering both the City and the University of Cambridge س️ 

Visit the

What are the ?

Testimonials & Acknowledgements:

  • Developed in collaboration by volunteers from , , Lena Morrill and Charlie Barty-King.
  • All code and data is open source on github;  and .
DONATE

Donations in support of the Sustainability and Conservation Hub can be made through Wolfson's  - choose "Other" in Designation and type "S&C Hub Fund".

Alternatively, you can discuss your gift with Simon Crookhall, Director of Development: director-development@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

Donations of every size and type, together, make a huge difference. All S&C Hub activities, costs, awards and resources are funded through generous philanthropy.

You can also discuss partnerships with Sian Cook, Director of Networks: director-networks@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

Join our mailing list here.

Global issues today are simultaneously individual, collective and societal; everyone should have a say in how to resolve them. We are therefore open to all people: public, professional and academic 🌿 join as a:

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To join our growing list of S&C Hub members, sign up to our distribution list here.

Are you a 鶹ӾCollege member past or present? Join , the College's official Alumni portal.

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Comprised of students, alumni, staff and Fellows:

Current Conveners

 (Lead)
Sian Cook
Steve Evans
Konstantinos Korakakis
Oscar Holgate
Sarisher Mann
Shelia Ojwang
Deidre Boodoosingh
Tania Davis
Simon Crookall
Alexei Lapkin

Previous Conveners

Guillaume Nataf
Richard Manlove

Caroline Elvidge (Administrator)

Rebecca Simons (Administrator)

Amelia Race

To join as a Convener, email sc-hub@wolfson.cam.ac.uk with the heading "S&C Hub Convener".

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To become a Donor, please see the section below.

Donors

The Hoath Family
Anonymous

See here for an interview with our generous donor and supporter,  from the Hoath Family.

鶹ӾFellow 🍀


A growing list of the Wolfson's Fellowship (in order of addition) working within the broad themes of sustainability or conservation:

Professor Steve Evans
Professor John French
Dr Anna Dempster
Professor Alexei Lapkin
Professor Dick Fenner
Dr Steve Hoath
Dr Thomas McCoy
Professor Christi Deaton
Dr Sue Swaffield

Dr George Kakavelakis
Professor Ann Copestake
Professor Jane Clarke

Previous 鶹ӾS&C Hub Fellows

Dr George Kakavelakis

To join as a 鶹ӾFellow, email sc-hub@wolfson.cam.ac.uk with the heading "S&C Hub Fellow"

There are many ways to contribute, including, but limited to:

Testimonials:

  • 鶹Ӿalumnus Golnar Malek on 'An amazing journey together', reflections as a member of the S&C Hub.
  • 鶹Ӿalumnus Reinhard Nyandire on '', reflections as a founding member and Convener of the S&C Hub.
  • 鶹ӾPhD student George Carew-Jones on '.
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RESOURCES
WOLFSON S&C HUB LIBRARY COLLECTION

In a collaboration with the 鶹ӾLibrary and grown from our Curation & Knowledge Branch, we are curating an accessible collection of sustainability and conservation themed publications:

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Featuring sustainability related books and reading materials in its broadest sense, including published works by 鶹Ӿalumni, to add, donate or recommend a book for the S&C Library collection, including your own published works, please email librarian@wolfson.cam.ac.uk or sc-hub@wolfson.cam.ac.uk with the subject "鶹ӾS&C Library Collection". In future we will be including outputs from the 鶹ӾLiving Lab, and relevant student thesis'.

NEWS
  • Celebrating three years of progress and looking towards a greener future at our ‘Transforming Sustainability at Wolfson’ one-day conference, and  leaves 鶹Ӿ- article
  •  - Wolfson article
    • Deidre Boodoosingh wins Student Leadership Award 2023
    • Oscar Holgate (Head Gardener) gets second place "Highly Commended” Sustainability Hero Award 2023
    • The Sustainability Thinking Space gets second place “Highly Commended” Innovation for Engagement Award 2023
  • 鶹ӾS&C Hub successfully submit evidence to the parliamentary inquiry on Insect decline and Food Security in the UK number INS0036, on the  (led by 鶹Ӿalumnus Dr Matthias Wong) - PDF  and HTML  
  • Exploring the possibilities of plant-based food at Wolfson - article and greenlines
  • Wolfson’s May Ball ranked as one of the most sustainable in Cambridge - article
  • 鶹Ӿstaff and students promote biodiversity in the community (15/09/2022) - article
  • New Head Chef (20 June 2022) Tim Hurst explains how sustainability is a central part of his vision - article
  •  - University  and Wolfson article
  • Wolfson's iconic Judas Tree, how long do we have left to enjoy it? - article
  • COP26 at Wolfson - article
  • Green Talks - a Wolfson termly lecture series, all recordings here.
  • Interview from 鶹ӾFellow Prof. Steve Evans on the success of the S&C hub -
  • Interview from our donor Dr. Steve Hoath on the value of the S&C Hub -
  • Ring True (Alumni newsletter) spotlights the S&C Hub -
  • awarded to the 鶹ӾLiving Lab -
  • Food survey results for users of the 鶹ӾCafeteria Nov-Dec 2020 -
  • First awarded to student Mr Santiago Sottil -
  • Vice-Chancellor's Social Impact Award 2021 (Charlie Barty-King) -
  • Sustainability takes centre stage at 鶹ӾCollege - article
  • Green Society of 鶹ӾCollegearticle and Society webpage
  • and Student Leadership Award 2020 (Charlie Barty-King) - article
  •  and Environmental Improvement Award (Alain Kilajian) -

 

SPOTLIGHT
  • - information, tips and tricks for reducing your impact when living in halls, from .
  • - a free resource from Climate Reframe
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  and , or a  compiled by Cambridge Zero.
  •  (UK) - BBC article.
  • - find, learn of and contribute to Climate action projects from around the world.
  •  - some definitions.
KEY READING

 

  •  - "a guide to using your career to help solve the world's most pressing problems".
  •  - an article highlight things you can do right now.
  •  - report on what individuals can do collectively right now to tackle climate change in their own community.
  •  - find Climate projects from around the world to learn, listen or contribute to.
  • How to get to  - a presentation by Professor Julian Allwood. Full report .
  • Panel discussion: .
  • - an article from The Conversation
Education, Engagement, Visualisations & Games

 

  • educational resource - free full project resource to teach budding young scientists at Primary Schools the benefits of renewable energy and its potential to permanently replace fossil fuels.
  •  - "helps academics who feel a duty of care over Earth’s colliding crises to transform research, teaching, and public engagement towards the pursuit of a better future."
  • Force of Nature -  - "This 4-module discussion guide has been designed by a group of young people trained in talking about climate anxiety. The aim of it is to help you facilitate conversations about the climate crisis while safeguarding young people, navigating strong feelings, and fostering emotional resilience."
  • - "the most important number in the world", a clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions, while tracking our progress on key solution pathways.
  •  - a friendly leaflet guide to encourage kids to shrink their energy usage and environmental impact
  •  - "an independent educational non-profit fighting global misconceptions".
  •  - a great free resource from Climate Outreach designed to support constructive conversations about climate change.
  •  - see what the effect of various climate policies would be if put into effect, thanks to researchers at MIT.
  • . "A visualization of global weather conditions, forecast by supercomputers, updated every three hours".
  • - "inspiring and supporting universities to engage with the public, ...seeking to support a culture change in the UK higher education sector through our vision, mission and aims".
  • toolkit - a graphic novel and toolkit for empowering students to understand not only the environmental impacts, but also the social, cultural, racial, and political outcomes of climate change is key to creating informed global citizens.
  • - the carbon footprint games making climate learning fun again!
  • - "a fun way to engage with the public and children about the variation of greenhouse gas emissions cause by producing different foods".
  •  - a project delivering STEM education to children and teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds through building their own experimental guitars, run by 鶹ӾCRA (College Research Associate) Dr Fernando Bravo.
Business, Economy/Finance, IT & Technology

 

  •  - find out if your money is funding fossil fuels. Helps to inform you if you should switch bank or energy provider.
  •  - making sure your pension is invested with intention. Easy way to make significant difference with minimal effort.
  •  - an initiative that reports on the banking sector’s role in the global biodiversity crisis. See their report "Bankrolling Extinction".
  •  - Queen's College guide to Ethical Banking (part of their Easter Green Week 2021), excellent resource, with accompanying .
  •  - "A free, self-paced online course for professionals shaping tomorrow's technology. To build technology that matters tomorrow, we have to start with different principles today", by the .
  • - a "Transparent, Research-led Green Bond Issuance Platform. Sustainable Capital connects the dots between those wanting to make socially responsible investments and ambitious ESG-compliant companies that need capital. Sustainable Capital is recognised on the NASDAQ Sustainable Bond Network."
  •  - report of the Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.
  • - definitions and overview of the sustainable blue economy "the oceans as a huge economic system"
  •  - from the Centre for Climate Engagement
  • Climateaction.tech - a community of IT professionals who meet, learn, discuss and take climate action together, focussing around Business Culture & Behaviour Change, Green Software Engineering, Sustainable Product Design and Low-Carbon Infrastructure within the IT and tech sectors.
  •  - "a report prepared for KPMG International shows that green innovation and investments can improve the environment and the economy at the same time."
  • - insights from from Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever.
Food

 

  •  - a community run and owned farm. See their website for volunteering opportunities and other resources.
  •  - 400+ resources on the current global food crisis.
Conservation, Biodiversity & Regeneration

 

  •  - some definitions.
  • - a free, accessible and authoritative information resource for anyone making decisions about how to maintain and restore biodiversity, Conservation Evidence documents the evidence on the effectiveness of conservation actions to support decisions on how to best maintain and restore global biodiversity.
  • - "Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides: A Guide for Schools, Businesses & Residents" from
  • - a biodiversity and climate research organisation. Running biodiversity field expeditions for 25 years, they support the research of hundreds of academics. The expeditions are funded from tuition fees paid by students who gain experience of working with publishing scientists.
  •  - "uses economics to benefit people and nature" to facilitate "a world where policy and human behaviour incorporate the understanding that economic development and the conservation of our limited natural resources are possible together".
  • - "creating a wetter, wilder and woodier future" by returning used and unused land back to nature and ecological systems.
  • - "a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations" that "harnesses the experience, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations, and the input of some 15,000 experts, to be the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it".
  •  (IPBES) - the conservation scientists' equivalent of the IPCC () group of climate scientists, the IPBES is "an independent intergovernmental body established to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development".
  • - "an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all."
Energy, Carbon, Emissions & Sea Level

 

  • - "Almost everything we do creates carbon, which in excess damages our climate and environment. This calculator helps you to find out how much carbon your habits produce".
  • - a carbon calculator; ''Your trusted guide to improving quality of life while reducing your carbon footprint"
  • - A tool which helps people schedule some of their energy usage to times when the grid is "full" of renewable energy. Here is a blog post of someone using the tool which explains it well - - as well as the accompanying  (Android + iPhone).
  • - median projections of global and regional sea level rise, relative to a 1995-2014 baseline, provided by NASA.
  • of 2023 has just been published after 10 years of negoiations and is a powerful reminder that collective action can make a big difference – if we are willing to work together.
  • - seminal book by David Mackay, released fully online for free.
  • - an expert discussion from the Centre for Climate Repair in Cambridge.
  • - Intro, pros and cons of various mechanisms of removing greenhouse gas from the atmosphere, from the Centre for Climate Engagement in Cambridge.
  • - "a single database of UK Council Climate Action plans, alongside some data on area emissions estimates within the scope of influence of councils."
  • - "Bringing an evidence based viewpoint into the political discussion on hydrogen"
    • - a podcast with Prof. David Cebon
Recycling, Re-use & Donating

 

  •  - Helps gets the best value out of surplus resources from the University by finding owners for usable items that would otherwise have to be disposed of, cutting both procurement and waste disposal costs.
  • - "an open group where people living in the Greater Cambridge area (the city and first ring of villages) can come together without the use of money and offer skills, request services or just find free stuff. A parallel gift economy."
  • - "a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Membership is free, and everything posted must be free, legal and appropriate for all ages."
  • to support our vulnerable and homeless community - " a list of all the various places to make donations across the city, including organisations which are looking for volunteers and money donations."
  • - anything with a plug, battery or cable can be reused or recycled. Find your nearest centre that pledges to recycle computers, phones and other devices securely.
  • - store locator, "helping you recycle and pass on your unwanted items".
  •  (UK) - "a network of voluntary, community-based repair groups and networks".
  • - an article.
Well-being & Planetary Health

 

  • - "a collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements and individuals working towards a wellbeing economy, delivering human and ecological wellbeing.".
  • - "a [African-led, international] learning collaborative and advocacy platform connecting and mobilising individuals, communities and organisations for healthy sustainable urban environments."
  • - "a growing consortium of over 300 universities, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and government entities from over 60 countries committed to understanding and addressing the impacts of global environmental change on human health and wellbeing".
  • , run by  - they provide group support, materials and routes to action for those struggling with the climate crisis, everything from carbon reduction to community and political action.
  • Force of Nature -  - "This 4-module discussion guide has been designed by a group of young people trained in talking about climate anxiety. The aim of it is to help you facilitate conversations about the climate crisis while safeguarding young people, navigating strong feelings, and fostering emotional resilience."
General

 

  •  - #COP26 A video from the United Nations.
  •  - an illuminating report that explains the likely impacts of a transition to low and no-carbon energy sources on human rights, highlighting the need for a Just Transition. Credit: IHRB
  • - An animated podcast by Nate Hagens that explores the systems science underpinning the human predicament. Conversation topics span human behaviour, monetary/economic systems, energy, ecology, geopolitics and the environment. 
  •  - Cambridge University initiative to combat climate change. Lots of useful resources, information and potential ideas for collaboration.
  •  - all the annual sustainability report from the University of Cambridge
  •  - "...a joint project between Google, the California Academy of Sciences and The Ellen MacArthur Foundation designed to help you find simple, everyday, and science-based ways to improve your impact on the planet.".
  • See the S&C Hub's own Professor Steve Evans discussing Manufacturing Sustainability. Recording  follow up Q&A .
  •  - free educational video series on the feedback loops of the climate.
  •  - free lecture series co-organised with Christ's College and Cambridge's .
Film/TV, Podcasts, Content Creation & Advertisement

 

  • - Environmental Sustainability in Film & TV. An emerging broadcast authority funded by the industry to regulate environmental sustainability in film and TV, providing FREE resources and training for industry execs and budding film makers alike.
  •  in philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Founded in 2019 by Alberto Lidji, Wolfson alumnus and former CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, with more than 100 episodes featuring Paul Polman, Sir David King, Julia Gillard, David Miliband, David Lynch and many others.
  • - the UK government's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has developed the Green Claims Code, setting out 6 key points to check environmental claims from businesses are genuinely green.
Built Environment

 

  • - "brings local government sustainability practitioners together to learn, collaborate, and accelerate the work of local sustainability."
  •  - a guide to reduce energy use, bills and carbon emissions from the Cambridge City Council.
  •  - actions, resources, tours, talks, case studies and event on new builds, retrofits and home improvement, from Cambridge Carbon Footprint.
  • - "By 2030, all urban infrastructure projects in Africa will embed health and climate resilience principles in their design and implementation". See here to learn how be a better global citizen for planetary health.
  • - Designing for Resilience Based on the Science of Ecology, by Dr Ken Yeang, 鶹Ӿalumnus and Honourary Fellow.
  • - an article in The Conversation from 鶹ӾFellow Tolu Oni.
  • Co-housing example: - "A sustainable neighbourhood of 42 award-winning homes with extensive community facilities and a sociable shared garden and car-free lane".
鶹ӾSpecific
  • 鶹ӾTree Trail - Explore the trees of Wolfson
  • Green Talks - a Wolfson termly lecture series by the 鶹ӾGreen Society, all recordings here
  • - An introduction to the 鶹Ӿgardens (Phil Stigwood, 2015)
  • - A tour of the Wolfson's secret gardens (Oscar Holgate, 2020)
Cambridgeshire Specific

 

  • - all social-justice and environment-focussed groups at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge City.
  • -  a registered charity set up to champion and support community and voluntary groups, and promote volunteering across Cambridge City, South Cambridgeshire and Fenland.
  • - a student-led facebook group for all Cambridgeshire based environment, climate and sustainability related publicity, recruitment and discussion to be shared.
  • and - "a coordinated network of community groups across Cambridgeshire driving rapid transformation to achieve zero carbon".
  • A good list of .
  • Repository of all  from the University of Cambridge.
  • - view your University of Cambridge College or department's energy usage.
  • - Supporting local people and groups towards climate action, and checking actions and holding the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to account on the recommendations of its Full Climate Report.
  •  - compiled by Cambridge Researcher Development (CRD) team: all researcher development opportunities available to postgraduate research students across the University, including courses designed and delivered by the CRD team, Public Engagement, the Office of Scholarly Communications, LinkedIn and more.
  •  - a biodiversity report of the Cambridge Colleges, authored by non-鶹Ӿstudent Kirsty Mackinlay for her Engage for Change Project 2021. The report contains fantastic overview and advice garnered from extensive interviews and research, done in collaboration with a majority of the Cambridge College’s Head Gardeners.
  • - the University of Cambridge’s Sustainability Team and the College Bursars Environment sub-Committee are proud to share the first College Biodiversity Baseline Summary Report.
  • - "a movement creating a safer climate, flourishing nature, and healthy air, water and food, now and for future generations. We campaign for change in our community to make a difference to the environment locally, nationally, and globally.

University articles for further reading:

  • – recycling is in safe hands in West Cambridge departments
  • at Cambridge University library
  • : the MRC Epidemiology Unit over lockdown
  • in lockdown
  • from Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment
  • during a global pandemic
  • at St John’s College
Relevant Art for inspiration

 

  • - National Geographic short-film showcase 2019

 

Climate Risk & Action Plans

 

  • - sets out 23 community actions to consider joining or getting going in your community, with links to case studies from Carbon Copy by people that have done it already, and advice on how to go about it yourself.
  • - how Parishes and Town Councils can be a force for good, demonstrate leadership through your own practical actions and use their powers wisely.
  • September 2021 Climate Risk Summit session , and for policy makers are now available to all, from Cambridge Zero and COP26.
  • - in case you might need a template.
Free Data & Toolkits

 

  • - a number of data centres and data resources hosted on behalf of the UK research community by the
  • - Open Spatial Demographic Data and Research
  • Price & Myers Embodied Carbon Database free dataset -  (June 21),  (Feb 22),  (Jan 23)
  • - "A Toolkit for the UK space sector to gauge the impact of their activities on the environment and human society".
  • - a toolkit for setting up Climate Change community groups for Parish Councils
  • - interactive user interface is open-source on request. Message the group with interest.
  • Carbon  - carbon community calculator: "Impact is a digital visualisation tool that helps you understand your community’s carbon footprint. It works for parishes, wards and local authority areas. It helps identify the areas where taking action to tackle climate change can make the biggest difference".
  • - "an evidence-based toolkit designed to support any organisation that wants to engage the British public on climate change."
  •  from The Royal Society - "Land use is complex. There are so many things we rely on land to do. Try our interactive graphic to discover some of the competing factors that affect land use decisions. Learn how different land uses can be complimentary to one another and try designing a landscape that delivers multiple benefits for society. Create your landscape ."
News, Stories & Positive Coverage

 

  • - "Positive News is the magazine for good journalism about good things. When much of the media is full of doom and gloom, instead Positive News is the first media organisation in the world that is dedicated to quality, independent reporting about what’s going right."
  • - A "UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy" using "clear, data-driven articles and graphics to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response".
  • - artworks and illustrated stories of low-income families experience of climate change and their strategies to adapt & recover.
  • page - find news, resources and ways to act now.
Leagues & Rankings

 

  •  - "How climate-friendly is your university or college? - UK universities and colleges need to commit to and deliver ambitious carbon reduction targets to tackle the climate emergency". University of Cambridge ranking .
  • - ranking academic institutions on their environmental and ethical performances. University of Cambridge ranking .
  • - "Oxford and Cambridge Colleges. Ranked on climate".
Leadership

 

  •  - what Boris Johnson's downfall tells us about leadership and how not to lead
Jobs & Careers

 

  •  (UK Government) -  Nov 2022
  • - massive spreadsheet of climate jobs, opportunities and communities, compiled by the Cambridge Climate Society May 2023

 

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