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Professor Shuckburgh and her daughters at the Primary School

Penguins and postcards at University Primary School Earth Day assemblies

24 April 2023

Cambridge Zero Director Professor Emily Shuckburgh held two assemblies for children from reception to year six at the University of Cambridge Primary School for Earth Day. Nearly 600 students learned how climate change is melting the ice in Antarctica, threatening the lives of penguins and other polar creatures, and causing a rise in sea levels over a timeline that runs from England's King Charles II in the 18th century to today’s monarch Charles III.

Mer de Glace Handprints – Holding a melting Glacier

Earth Day Competition Winners

21 April 2023

We are excited to celebrate the winners of our Earth Day Photography and Poetry Competition! A big thanks to our judges, Ewan Campbell, Dr Lisa Mullen and Domininkas Zalys. A special congratulations to our photography winner, Millie May, and our poetry winner, Alessandra Rey, and to all of our runners up.

green week poster set on white background

Green Week - Easter 2023

19 April 2023

The Green Officer-led Green Week runs from Tuesday 25 April to Tuesday 2 May. The theme is ACTION and the week will feature a range of inclusive and fun events organised by students.


Demand for net zero materials to impact ESG-Cambridge Zero workshop

4 April 2023

Cambridge Zero held a workshop on March 24, 2023, to discuss the environmental, social, and ethical dimensions of materials for net zero. The workshop was crucial in highlighting the potential impacts of the projected increase in demand for energy-related materials for the transition to net zero.