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Global Climate Strike week supported by Fitzwilliam College

Millions of students around the world walked out of their schools in May to demonstrate their very serious concerns about climate change.  

Fitzwilliam College is supporting the international Global Climate Strike week, taking place in September, which is designed to raise greater awareness of the threat posed by global warming.  

Master Professor Nicky Padfield said: “We held an open meeting for all Fellows, staff and students on Friday 20 September. We wanted to not only show our support but also wish to reflect on what we should be doing, personally and institutionally.”

Attendees spoke passionately about a number of issues surrounding global warming, spanning food available at the College Buttery, to virtual conferencing and transport.

The College’s mission has made a commitment to balance the needs of present and future generations, and so ensure long-term sustainability.

Our garden team created their own placards and stood at the front of the College on the day of the strike.

Fitzwilliam College has embarked on an innovative programme that will offset the carbon emissions stemming from all Fitzwilliam-supported travel.

Earlier this year we announced our new policy using Cool Effect, a non-profit organisation with a 13-year track record in carbon offsetting.

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