Welcome to Cambridge's student climate change campaign!
We want the University of Cambridge to seriously commit to ambitious and effective carbon reduction target and take strategic action to achieve these.
At the same time, we aim to engage Cambridge students on issues of climate change in fun and entertaining ways. We organise a student campaign each year to raise awareness and encourage students to act on climate change.
See what we get up to! Making wind turbines in the snow to show our support climate change action and renewable energy!*
Current News and Events
Students' submission of evidence to the Environmental Policy Review!
20th March 2014
We did it! Energise Cambridge, CUSU, 5 other student environmental societies and 3 college JCRs put together a powerful statement about what we, as students, want to see in the new Environmental Sustainability Policy for Cambridge University. We developed a vision for a sustainable University in 2050 and outlined what we thought would be needed to achieve it.
Hopefully the Environmental Policy Review Committee listens to what the students ask for and incorporates our recommendations into the new policy. We want to ensure that our Energise Cambridge campaign influences the University's actions for many years, and this was the best chance we had to make a difference. For more information about the policy review and to read our submission, click here.
On spotlight this week!
Energise Cambridge is recruiting! Join our committee this year to be part of the environment & sustainability policy change in Cambridge!
Positions available: President, Vice President, Secretary, Junior Treasurer, Web & Publicity officer, Student Engagement officer and Policy officer.
Deadline: Sunday 9th March, 6pm.
Interviews will be conducted if there are more than one applicant for a position, and successful applicants will be invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13th March and will be given more information in preparation for you taking up the role in Easter term.
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Annual General Meeting: 13th March 2014
- We are recruiting! See our Events page for more details.
- University Environmental Policy Workshop - 5th December 2013
- Cambridge Climate Forum - 25th January 2014
- Go Green Week - 10-16 February 2014
- Fossil Free Friday - 14th February 2014
- Local Schools Project with Cambridge Hub
- Climate Week - 3-9 March 2014
Find out about other climate change events in Cambridge and the UK on our Facebook page.
Ongoing Campaign Commitments
- Environmental Strategy Committee meetings (3 per year)
- Energy and Carbon Reduction Project meetings (monthly)
- Environmental Policy Review Committee meetings (frequently until April 2014)
- Ethical Network events with Cambridge Hub (during term)
We meet in the Sidney Sussex JCR on Saturday at 3:00pm. However sometimes this changes, so it's best to email to check before you come. This is where we discuss our campaign strategy and plan our next events.
*Many thanks to Matt Harris from cambridgefilm.com for making this video possible! Cambridge Film produces high-quality media content for benevolent organisations and charities, using funds raised from generous private-sector businesses and supportive individuals.