Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum

A one-day annual forum to increase awareness of climate change, sustainability and surrounding issues.

Informaton icon A one-day annual forum to increase awareness of climate change, sustainability and surrounding issues.

Location icon Cambridge

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The Climate and Sustainability Forum is recruiting!

Did you come to the CCSF last year? Did you love it? Did you not love it and think it could have been organised far better? You could be an ideal candidate for this year's committee!

We are looking for a team to organise the 2020 CCSF. Last year’s conference was the biggest ever, and included keynote speeches, interactive workshops and panel discussions featuring senior professionals from various prominent organisations - help us make this year's ever bigger.

About the Forum

What is it?

A one-day annual forum organised by a group of University of Cambridge students, with the support of Cambridge Hub and the University’s Environment and Energy Department. The Forum is aimed at increasing awareness of climate change, sustainability and surrounding issues.

When is it?

It takes place EITHER in mid-Lent term, before students start getting busy with end of term/exams, OR immediately after Lent, when all submissions have been submitted, before students return home for the vacation period.

What is the theme?

In 2018 it was ‘Living on the Edge’, celebrating the progress of the environmental movement over the last 55 years. In 2019 the committee used ‘Affecting Every Existence’ as more of a tagline than a theme per se, and arranged talks and workshops on climate change/sustainability more broadly.

This year, we are looking to focus the narration around Seeking Sustainability Solutions: No part is too small to play.

The following prompts will be suggested to potential speakers:

  • Excessive consumerism & a rethinking of the ownership model
  • Trimming our consumption – how to recognise advertisements telling us that we should buy stuff we don’t need
  • Lifestyle changes – sustainable, healthy and affordable living
  • Green living – reconnecting with nature through integrating green spaces into cities
  • Plastics in the environment – to not get disillusioned with successful campaigns against plastic straws and bags, but use them to gather momentum to eradicate irresponsible plastic disposal
  • Green investment – why and how

All University of Cambridge students can apply to become part of the committee. The committee will consist of the following roles:

  • Coordinator
  • Deputy Coordinator
  • Events Officers
  • Sponsorship Officers
  • Logistics Officers
  • Publicity Officers
  • Speakers Coordinator
  • IT/Tech Support Officer (1x)

For more info on the roles click here

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Excited? Feel like you’ll be able to contribute and make this year’s event a resounding success? Apply above! Applications close on 25th January 2020.

Cambridge Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes and all activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with. If you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do write [email protected] and let us know how we can make this role more accessible.

Questions about the forum? Get in touch with the CamHub Environment Officer at [email protected]

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