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🌿 Green Society of Wolfson College

The Green Society of Wolfson College enables members to enact change within the College, engage in much needed Green-conversations and to be proactive conscientious members of their local community.

Green Soc was founded on 6 February 2020 with three principle aims...

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🌿 Make Wolfson College more 'Green'

Provide a platform for the holistic Wolfson community to address 'green'-issues in it's broadest sense, here at Wolfson College and the wider world.

🌿 Enable the conversation at Wolfson College

Encourage interested Wolfson members and groups, who otherwise wouldn't have a platform, to communicate collectively to take action and discuss points of interest.

🌿 Provide a trial platform for the College, University and others.

Trial initiatives, events and other collaborations. Please get in touch.

 

Information

For more information, to get involved, or to sign up to our mailing list, please contact the Green Society President, Zach Raywald (jlzr2) or join our Facebook Group and ask a question. Failing that, please contact the WCSA Green Officer Reinhard Nyandire (rbn24). We have members and interest from across the Wolfson College membership - students, fellows, staff, senior members and College senior management.

All welcome 🌿

> Check out Cambridge Universities Annual Sustainability reports here

> Join the Engage for Change programme here.

> Green Impact challenge awards here.

 

Green Impact challenge

The Wolfson Green Impact team work to reduce environmental impacts at the College via the annual workbook provided by Green Impact for Cambridge Environment and Energy. The team consists of a mix of people from across the Wolfson membership. The 2020-2021 submission will be led by Domestic Bursar Darren Smith.

Wolfson College has previously been awarded with a Green Impact Gold award in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

Colleges and departments that best introduce and maintain a variety of green initiatives from sustainable gardening practices, to recycling, to reducing energy usage on site, to sustainable procurement, amongst many other categories, are ranked from bronze through the platinum based on a points system.

If you are interested in green issues around the university, subscribe to the Greenlines e-newsletter or follow the Environment and Energy section on Twitter @CambridgeSust.

 

Research Projects

For research projects, check out our partner organisation - The Sustainability and Conservation Interdisciplinary Research Hub. (Webpage tba).

Michaelmas Term 2020

Click here to see the Michaelmas Term Card 2020.

 

Successes since our Feb 2020 foundation

  • Setup and continuation of a termly lecture series Green Talks. All our recordings can be found in Wolfson's Media Collection.
     
  • Green Impact Gold Award 2019-2020.
     
  • Special Award for Student Leadership for Green Soc. president and founder Charlie Barty-King.
     
  • Securing a keynote speech from Professor Sir David King at the Wolfson Research Event 2020, highlighting challenges in research and spotlighting the climate debate.
     
  • Green Impact Awards will now be led from College management, rather than student-led.
     
  • Introduction of an Item+Food drop on move out days towards the end-of-term; to repurpose, recycle, reuse and otherwise appropriately dispose of items and redistribute leftover food. The aim is to reduce the volume of items placed into the skip at the end of each frantic, termly move-out day.
     
  • Excellent Wolfson-student application and success rates to the Cambridge Hub's Engage for Change programme.
     
  • Many more on the way ;)

What's on

Cover of "Red Rag" magazine featuring a stylized red and black illustration of a woman with flowing hair, alongside text and a headline about women’s liberation.

Varieties of Togetherness: Some Approaches to Feminist Art History

21/05/2024 at 17.30

How might methods of feminist political organising offer transformative methods for art history? 

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Show me your bowl and I’ll tell you who you are

28/05/2024 at 17.30

How can material culture be used to reconstruct ancient human stories?

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Sculpture unveiling: Essay on Reticulations

28/05/2024 at 18.30

Join us for the unveiling of Essay on Reticulations, a new sculptural work at Wolfson College.

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Wolfson Garden Tour: A World Environment Day Celebration

05/06/2024 at 16.45

What solutions is the Wolfson Garden employing to grow trees, revive water sources and rejuvinate soil?

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Lunchtime Concert: Wolfson Chamber Group

08/06/2024 at 13.30

Hear the Wolfson Chamber Group perform at this Saturday lunchtime concert.

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