Cambridge Green Directory

Local Groups

Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are less reliant on oil and other fossil fuels, and are more resilient in the face of rising oil prices and a changing climate. See a summary of their activities, written especially for us by them, here. WEBSITE

Cambridge Carbon Footprint (CCF) is a registered environmental charity that works to inspire, motivate and empower people to substantially reduce their CO2 emissions, helping to build low-carbon communities that are sustainable, resilient and rewarding. WEBSITE

Cambridge Conservation Volunteers: CCV have been providing practical help to nature reserves in and around Cambridge since 1962. WEBSITE

Cambridge Friends of the Earth: Challenging environmentally damaging activities and policies by promoting sustainable alternatives.WEBSITE

Cambridge Food Cycle:FoodCycle combines young volunteers, surplus food and a free kitchen space to create nutritious meals and positive social change in the community!WEBSITE

Cambridgeshire Campaign for Better Transport is a group campaigning for sustainable transport in Cambridgeshire. It is a branch of the Campaign for Better Transport, the country's leading sustainable transport campaign covering all modes of transport on a national basis.WEBSITE

Cambridge FreeCycle. WEBSITE

Tuesday Conservation Group: Working in partnership with City Greenways Project Officer Iain Webb, a variety of tasks are carried out on a number of sites across the city including local nature reserves and green corridors.WEBSITE

Wildlife Trust: Cambridge local group - Talks: Held in the church hall of St John the Evangelist (corner of Blinco Grove, opposite Homerton College). All talks start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.30-9.45pm. £2 for members and £3 for non-members.WEBSITE

Cambridge Vegans & Vegetarians: WEBSITE

University/Research Groups

4CMR (Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research) are dedicated to finding strategies to mitigate (reduce) climate change risks while preserving the global economy, so environmental, economic and energy security aims are achieved. WEBSITE For specific information about the very exciting Cambridge Retrofit Project, see theWEBSITE

GreenBRIDGE is an interdisciplinary society of graduate researchers at the University of Cambridge interested in the sustainability of the built environment. GreenBRIDGE aims to provide a platform for discussion of ecological, social, cultural, technological and economic issues which affect the built environment.WEBSITE

The University's Environmental Office is based within Estate Management and its remit includes implementing the University's Environmental Policy and working to engage and support staff and students in managing the University's environmental impacts. For more information about some great projects going on, see their article here or follow them on Twitter @CambridgeSust

CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and has some fantastic environmentally-focuses stuff going on. WEBSITE

And lets not forget all the great research that goes in the Geography Dept, in Land Economy, to name just two examples...

Student Groups (University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University)

Anglia Ruskin Roots'n'Shoots is a platform for Cambridge students to execute projects that implement positive change through caring for the ENVIRONMENT, demonstrate care and concern for all ANIMALS and enhance understanding and care for HUMANITY. FACEBOOK GROUP

CUSU Environmental & Ethical Affairs and College Green Officers *note from editors - this is our summary, but we just wanted to say WOW at how much work these guys do. Often its thankless emailing around college trying to make things better - and they do. They keep so much great stuff ticking over, and make so much progress, we just felt like we, as students, wanted to take this opportunity to thank them. WEBSITE

Energise Cambridge: has 2 aims: 1) Work with the university to reduce our carbon emissions. 2) engage students in climate change action. See their article for a great summary of what this means in real terms, and their website for further info!

CUECS (Cambridge University Environmental Consulting Society aims to have a positive impact upon environmental problems by helping organisations and individuals (primarily within Cambridge) to alter their practices in cost-effective, efficient and environmentally sound ways. If this sounds a little too abstract, you can read their specially written article here or see their WEBSITE

The Zero Carbon Society aims to facilitate positive discussion and action on the societal effects of climate change, whilst considering the scientific, political, economic, technical and legal implications of environmental issues, especially at an interdisciplinary level. For a quick summary of what form this aim is taking this year, read our article here! or visit our WEBSITE

Cambridge Scoop is a project set up by a group of students at Cambridge University which aims to create a community of empowered students and locals who have a say in where they want their food to come from. Scoop aims to find local, fair trade and/or organic foods which are sold at wholesale prices and create a wider awareness of where our food comes from. They organise weekly deliveries of organic local veg-bags to your college! WEBSITE

The National Trust for Cambridge Students Societyoffers talks, volunteering opportunities and fun days out. See their FACEBOOK GROUP for info about great days like the recent 10th Nov Anglesey Abbey Conservation Day.

The CU Vegetarian/Pescatarian Society organise picnics, swaps, discussions, trips to the Rainbow Cafe and much more. All are welcomed as members regardless of your nutritional orientation. It is not a pressure group. FACEBOOK GROUP

Cambridge Hub works alongside local groups and societies to empower students to create social change now and in the future. They are part of the Student Hubs national network. WEBSITE

Exciting New Group!! "Are you keen on Nature? Do you love wildlife and the outdoors? Passionate about flora and fauna?
We are currently recruiting people interested in Nature to join us in setting up a Cambridge University Nature Society (name TBC). We intend to hold (biodiversity/conservation/environmental-themed) talks, discussion sessions, Nature walks, and volunteering/survey/research opportunities through the term and vacation. We will also put out notices for any event organised by other groups that may be of interest.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, feel free to email Jocelyne Sze at, or check us out on Facebook

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