Seven talks have been confirmed for early Spring 2013 for the 11th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series in Sustainable Development.
For the second year the series has again been organised jointly by the Engineering Department’s Centre for Sustainable Development and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
These events are free public lectures open to all and details are as follows:
Growing older in yesterdays world, Professor Jared Diamond…
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The Leys School has this week successfully renewed its Green Flag Eco-Schools status. A founding signatory of the CCCC, The Leys is keen to work with local schools to encourage engagement on sustainability issues, particularly with relevance to the CCCC.
Very few schools in Cambridge have signed the CCCC. If anyone reading this has contacts with schools of any size in the Cambridge area, please suggest to them that they sign the CCCC and make contact with The Leys so schools may come…Continue
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"Measurement and Standards to Enable a Sustainable City"
18 July 2012,…Continue
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Thursday 5th July 7-9pm at Emmanuel United Reform Church, 72 Trumpington Street, CB2 1RR (opposite the bottom of Downing Street, parking in Trumpington Street or in the Downing Street car park). Entry is free.
Further details on the link above.
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The Woodland Trust has a fantastic range of FREE tree packs available to communities, schools and youth groups.
Individual trees, small copses, traditional hedgerows and woodland are invaluable features of thriving neighbourhoods in our villages, towns and cities. They enhance the places where we live, learn, work, rest and play.
If you know of some public land in your local…Continue
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The University of Cambridge Engineering Department's 10th Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development 2012 begins tomorrow and continues into March. Open to the public.
Further details online here: http://www-esdmphil.eng.cam.ac.uk/special-features/distinguished-lecture/2012 .
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A new book has been launched, along the same lines as David Mackay's excellent "Sustainable Energy - without the hot air", called Sustainable Materials - with both eyes open.
It can be purchased in hardcopy form, downloaded or read online at…Continue
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We have found the aerated tap inserts to be most…Continue
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Prof. Paul Linden FRS will give this lecture on Monday 31st January 2011 at 5.30 pm at the Dept. of Chemistry, Lensfield Road. Open to everyone who is interested.
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We discovered a new Cambridge-based co-operative over the summer holidays: Cambridge Wood Works. They offer a wood-collection service (any wood, including that in furniture) that is not skip based, so does require a little more organisation and planning, but is cheaper - and guarantees that the wood you are disposing of is recycled or reused - rather than (as must often be the case)…Continue
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Don't forget that it's World Water Day on Monday 22 March - http://www.worldwaterday2010.info/ - we're monitoring our use closely and encouraging all the pupils (and staff) to use water more carefully all day. This site - http://www.waterwise.org.uk/showerpower - has some very useful resources and posters.
We cut our water use by 8 tonnes per day (14%) just by installing…Continue
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Here's a link to our public page on the website which details some of the actions we've been taking on Sustainability:
We've just signed the 10:10 pledge - here - and are wondering how we're going to achive a 10% reduction next year!