The ‘Big Cambridge Climate Change Conversation’ is a group which believes that all of us in Cambridge have a responsibility to fight climate change.
We are the townspeople, students and academics of Cambridge – we want to use our diverse backgrounds and experiences to achieve impactful action. This may be through divesting, political protest or making this city carbon neutral.
We are using reliable data to understand the challenges, measure our progress transparently and implement solutions that make a difference to the big picture of carbon emissions from our city.
Why are we working on the Cambridge Carbon Map?
Every journey needs a map, and the route to creating a sustainable city is no different. Our vision is that every school, college, business and institution in Cambridge will be able to learn from, inspire and evaluate each other’s sustainability efforts. It’s only by knowing the context in which we act that we can start to measure our progress and implement truly meaningful solutions.
To start off with, we are working with a few pilot colleges to gather data about their energy usage, sustainability initiatives and broader climate-related targets. These key statistics will be assembled, summarised and presented on an interactive map, sparking productive comparisons and discussions.