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ūüĆŅ 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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ūüĆŅ 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.

ūüĆŅ 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.

ūüĆŅ 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¬†ūüĆŅ

> 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

Saptarishi by Simon Patterson

Art Exhibition: 'Simon Patterson: Out of Order'

26/11/2022 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Out of Order' featuring work by prominent artist Simon Patterson, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

Children listening to loud music

Thinking Against Babylon, One Beat at a Time: Black Music as Radical, De-colonial Epistemology

29/11/2022 at 17.30

What is radical and de-colonial about Black music as an instrument for radical thought? 

Wolfson in Singapore

Wolfson in Singapore

29/11/2022 at 19.00

Join Sian Cook, Director of Networks, for our Wolfson in Singapore events

Musician from Cambridge University Brass Band

Music and Madeira: Festive Fun with Cambridge University Brass Band

29/11/2022 at 21.00

A recital following Formal Hall with the Cambridge University Brass Band performing seasonal music.

A poster of Wolfson Sustainability Thinking Space Research and Personal. A brain with heart and cogs in different shades of green surrounded by white text with icons showing hands and a building

Sustainability Thinking Space

30/11/2022 at 17.30

A free, interactive sustainability education and thinking space open to all Wolfson members, providing a guided space to develop your sustainability thinking, action and development.

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