This week’s post is just going to be a quick update of the wonderful things happening around us in Cambridge.
But first of all, we’re looking for two Part-Time Executive members to join our Ethical Affairs team. You’d join us (Alice and Jake) with our campaigns, promotion, outreach and be part of the decision making process. Of course, we’ve already got going with our three target campaigns this term – but there’s always loads to do! We’re also planning for next term, and how we want to move the Ethical Affairs Campaign further in the coming months. We’ve got some exciting ideas, but would love some new perspectives and opinions on how to keep our campaign moving.
For any more information, please get in touch or visit the facebook event.
The timeline for the elections is here:
Monday 15th October – Nominations Open (1 week)
Tuesday 23rd October – Nomination Close 12:00
Friday 26th October – Campaigning period opens
Tuesday 30th October – Voting open 09:00
Friday 2nd November – Voting closes 17:00
Beginning on Sunday, St Catharines is holding their own Green Week! Get involved with as many as you feel – it’s going to be a great success!
– 19th October: Green Week Formal (fully vegan), 7.30-9.30pm
– 21st October: Second Hand Sale, 2-4pm, St Catharines JCR. A wonderful afternoon of second hand clothes and other items. There’ll be free cake and snacks too! We’re looking for donations from all colleges. Please send us or Chloe Newbold (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email if you have any donations! Raising money for Cambridge FoodCycle
– 22nd October: Planet Earth Screening, 7-8pm, McGrath Centre, St Catharines. Vegan friendly snacks will be provided too!
– 24th October: Poetry Pause Spoken Word Event, 7-9pm, Poetry is an amazing way to raise awareness of the political or real world issues that we feel passionately about or to express our love for the beauty of nature! Bring your favourite poetry or anything you have written yourself, or simply to listen! 50p donations for a cup of tea (all money going to Cambridge FoodCycle).
One of our target campaigns, the Period Poverty Campaign has also just published their facebook page! If you would like to follow their progress, find them here. If you want to encourage colleges to make a positive impact and tackle period poverty within Cambridge by providing free sanitary products to all menstruating students, join our facebook group here .
Other events to get involved in:
19th October | The Cambridge Climate Screening and Q&A: A half-hour, student-made documentary investigating the university’s environmental impact and its investments. Featuring students, societies, lecturers and university staff discussing what is already done and what needs to change in the university. (7.15-8.45pm, Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre, Fitzwilliam)
20th October | Zero Carbon Campaign Meeting: 4pm, Sidney Sussex Bar. So far this term, the Zero Carbon Campaign meetings have been extremely exciting and well-attended events – let’s keep up this momentum and continue driving for progressive and positive change within our University.
23rd October | Extreme Climates: Ice and Environmental Change: Both ice sheets and sea ice are changing rapidly in the polar regions. The Arctic is widely regarded as the most sensitive part of the global climate system. This talk will explore the nature of polar ice, the climate changes which we are experiencing and how these changes are likely to affect issues such as global sea-level over the coming century. (7.30-8.45pm, Webb Library, Jesus)
24th October | What does Nature Do for Britain (Economy, Food Security, Public Health) and how can it do more of it?: Shed A Light is a series of talks that seek to present alternative framings of future human-nature interactions and the pragmatic solution pathways that we could take to get there. Joined by Tony Juniper, this event will be the first in the series. (5.15-6.30pm, followed by drinks reception, Churchill College)
2nd November | Anti-Casualisation Working Group (1-2.30pm, location TBC).
Have a great week!
Alice and Jake