CamBridge 2 Environment
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Every week, Michaelmas Term 2018
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The deadline for Michaelmas Term has now passed but please contact us at to register your interest for the programme in Lent or Easter Term
Calling all students and postdocs of the University of Cambridge!
CamBridge2Environment is a student-led initiative, born out of a desire to connect university students with numerous fantastic volunteer-run organisations around Cambridge through a shared passion for the environment. It is run by former attendees of the Engage for Change programme.
Want to
  • Put your passion for the environment to good use?
  • Learn more about local environmental organisations?
  • Have enriching discussions around a variety of important environmental themes?
  • Make a difference in your local community?
Programme details
Each week, students will typically spend one day or evening volunteering with a different organisation. This will be complemented by a talk or discussion around the particular weekly theme, one evening of the corresponding week. The initiative will run for the first time in Michaelmas Term 2018 with partner organisations including Cambridge Carbon Footprint, FoodCycle, CamCycle and Transition Cambridge. The themes that we will address through volunteering and discussions are:
  • Food & Gardening
  • Waste & Circular Economy
  • Energy & Travel
  • Climate Change & Biodiversity
The programme will begin on Monday 8th of October and run for 7 weeks, ending on Sunday the 25th of November (NB: We follow a normal Mon-Sun week, not Cambridge week). You are expected to attend one discussion session (week day evening) and one volunteering session (typically on the weekend) during each week of the programme. If you require any more details about the programme, please contact us at
Who can apply
We are looking for students with a passion for the environment who are curious, dedicated and want to make a difference in the local community during their time at university. The breadth of the volunteering programme aims to expand your horizons, by exploring the local area. This will allow you to develop important communication, presentation and team-working skills. This programme is open to all current students and postdocs of the University of Cambridge.
If you are interested, please apply by completing the application form linked at the top of the page. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 5th of October. Before applying, please make sure are available during the weekends of Term to be able to make the most of the programme. There are only a limited number of spaces so apply as soon as possible to not miss out. If you are selected, we’ll be in touch with further details.
Overview of the activities
Week 2: Travel
We plan to have a discussion on sustainable travel as well as a volunteering event with CamCycle.
Week 3: V4C Event (Optional)
We will have a group visit to the Volunteer 4 Cambridge Event to discover many more volunteer opportunities around Cambridge.
Week 4: Garden
We plan to have a talk on permaculture and volunteer at the Empty Common Community Garden.
Week 5: Energy
We plan on participating at the Energy Group of Transition Cambridge.
Week 6: Waste
We plan on participating to a bin busting event with the Environment and Energy Section of the University of Cambridge.
Week 7: Circular economy
We plan on volunteering at the Sustainable Fashion Festival.
Week 8: Food
We plan on volunteering with FoodCycle.
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