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Day of climate activities lined up at Cambridge Zero





A free climate-themed day of events and activities has been lined up by the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Zero, the university’s climate initiative, will host its first community day from 10am-7pm on Saturday, 17 February, to showcase the work university researchers do in the climate change arena.

Antoinette Nestor, who is looking forward to the first part of the Cambridge Zero community day at the Student Services Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell
Antoinette Nestor, who is looking forward to the first part of the Cambridge Zero community day at the Student Services Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell

Supported by the Cambridge Independent, all events will be conducted by people involved in science, academia, policy and community groups from Cambridge, with some special guests from further afield also taking part.

Most of the day’s events – from 10am-4.30pm – will be held at the Student Services Centre on Bene’t Street, including an art exhibition by children from local primary schools, stands from community groups such as Transition Cambridge, a documentary film about chalk streams and Only a Child, an Oscar-shortlisted and Bafta-nominated visual poem with artistic director Simone Giampaolo.

Cambridge Climate Society will run education and climate resilience interactive activities for primary and secondary schoolchildren on a drop-in basis between 10am and 4pm.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Climate Repair will showcase its work on refreezing the Arctic. In a drop-in session, also from 10am to 4pm, the team will show how to make a cloud in a bottle and how it can reflect light.

Cambridge City Council will also be present to speak to members of the public, from 10am to 2pm.

Antoinette Nestor, who is looking forward to the first part of the Cambridge Zero community day at the Student Services Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell
Antoinette Nestor, who is looking forward to the first part of the Cambridge Zero community day at the Student Services Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell

The day will also include live talks and panel sessions with leaders in the climate movement, including academics such as Prof Shailaja Fennell and Prof Srinivasan Keshav.

And the events will conclude at Murray Edwards College with a choral session: ‘Music and Words: Clean Air for Ugandan Cities’, led by Dr Ewan Campbell.

Cambridge Zero director Prof Emily Shuckburgh said: “Cambridge Zero Community Day 2024 is a great opportunity for all people in the city of Cambridge to share ideas across our diverse community and collaborate on the action needed to stop climate change and create a better future for everyone.”

All sessions are free to join with booking available on the Cambridge Zero website, where you can learn more about the day and view the whole programme.

[Read more: Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival reaches widest possible audience]

Visit zero.cam.ac.uk and follow @CambridgeZero on social media.



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