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Tue 14 Jul – Tue 8 Jun 2021

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July 2020

Wed 29

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

August 2020

Thu 13

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

September 2020

Tue 1

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

Tue 29
Green Labs: Cold Storage Clinic with Eppendorf new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Online

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.

November 2020

Mon 2
Green Impact 2020 launch event new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Online

Book your place before midnight on Thursday 29 October

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!

If you can't make the event then please still sign up as we will be sending the event recording to everyone who has registered on this page.

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.

Thu 19
EECs Michaelmas catch up new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Online

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.

Wed 25

The University has made a commitment to establish and implement a University-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) in line with the international standard ISO 14001:2015.

We have been working with a consultant, Karen Gallagher, to develop the remaining elements of the EMS. Work has been slowed by the Covid-19 pandemic but with the onset of the new academic year and us all working in a ‘new normal’ we hope to push forward with establishing the remaining elements of the EMS. This will involve, amongst other things, duty of care and compliance training for relevant operational staff; the continuation of internal audits tackling our areas of high risk first; and checking the competency of staff that have a role in the EMS and identifying any gaps in training needs.

This briefing is for colleagues within the Estates Division and Safety Office and the purpose of the briefing is to:

  • describe the purpose and value of ISO14001 certification
  • describe the relevance of ISO14001 to the ED and Safety Office and management responsibilities for EMS
  • summarise key policies and procedures and how these relate to ED and Safety Office teams, and
  • outline key actions required for ED and Safety Office teams.

The briefing will take place on MS Teams and attendees will be emailed a full agenda, including meeting links, nearer the time.

Mon 30

Are you a member of staff interested in sustainability? Would you like to join a growing community helping to raise environmental awareness across the University?

Find out more about becoming a voluntary Environment and Energy Coordinator (EEC), including a role description and core activities, on the Sustainability Team's website.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, then please come along to this induction to hear more about the role and join the community. The induction will take place over MS Teams and will be your opportunity to find out about the University’s sustainability work, how you can get involved, and to meet others in your cohort of new EECs.

After this induction, you will formally become part of the EEC network at the University and have access to bespoke training opportunities and events.

January 2021

Tue 12

Are you a member of staff interested in sustainability? Would you like to join a growing community helping to raise environmental awareness across the University?

Find out more about becoming a voluntary Environment and Energy Coordinator (EEC), including a role description and core activities, on the Sustainability Team's website.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, then please come along to this induction to hear more about the role and join the community. The induction will take place over MS Teams and will be your opportunity to find out about the University’s sustainability work, how you can get involved, and to meet others in your cohort of new EECs.

After this induction, you will formally become part of the EEC network at the University and have access to bespoke training opportunities and events.

Wed 13

The University has made a commitment to establish and implement a University-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) in line with the international standard ISO 14001:2015.

We have been working with a consultant, Karen Gallagher, to develop the remaining elements of the EMS. Work has been slowed by the Covid-19 pandemic but with the onset of the new academic year and us all working in a ‘new normal’ we hope to push forward with establishing the remaining elements of the EMS. This will involve, amongst other things, duty of care and compliance training for relevant operational staff; the continuation of internal audits tackling our areas of high risk first; and checking the competency of staff that have a role in the EMS and identifying any gaps in training needs.

This briefing is for colleagues within the Estates Division and Safety Office and the purpose of the briefing is to:

  • describe the purpose and value of ISO14001 certification
  • describe the relevance of ISO14001 to the ED and Safety Office and management responsibilities for EMS
  • summarise key policies and procedures and how these relate to ED and Safety Office teams, and
  • outline key actions required for ED and Safety Office teams.

The briefing will take place on MS Teams and attendees will be emailed a full agenda, including meeting links, nearer the time.

February 2021

Mon 8
EECs Lent catch up new [Places] 11:00 - 12:30 Online

Come along to the Lent term EEC get-together to catch up with other EECs and hear the latest from the University's Sustainability Team.

Following presentations from the Sustainability Team and a Q&A session, 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. 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.

Mon 22

Are you a member of staff interested in sustainability? Would you like to join a growing community helping to raise environmental awareness across the University?

Find out more about becoming a voluntary Environment and Energy Coordinator (EEC), including a role description and core activities, on the Sustainability Team's website.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, then please come along to this induction to hear more about the role and join the community. The induction will take place over MS Teams and will be your opportunity to find out about the University’s sustainability work, how you can get involved, and to meet others in your cohort of new EECs.

After this induction, you will formally become part of the EEC network at the University and have access to bespoke training opportunities and events.

March 2021

Fri 26

Are you a member of staff interested in sustainability? Would you like to join a growing community helping to raise environmental awareness across the University?

Find out more about becoming a voluntary Environment and Energy Coordinator (EEC), including a role description and core activities, on the Sustainability Team's website.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, then please come along to this induction to hear more about the role and join the community. The induction will take place over MS Teams and will be your opportunity to find out about the University’s sustainability work, how you can get involved, and to meet others in your cohort of new EECs.

After this induction, you will formally become part of the EEC network at the University and have access to bespoke training opportunities and events.

June 2021

Tue 8
EECs Easter catch up new [Places] 11:00 - 12:30 Online

Save the date!

Come along to the Lent term EEC get-together to catch up with other EECs and hear the latest from the University's Sustainability Team.

Full details of the event, including confirmation of whether this event will be held online or in-person, will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event.