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Lucy student, Farah Kassab, was a guest panellist and discussed the importance of climate accessibility.

On October 14th, Cambridge Zero began its annual Climate Change Festival. The three-day event consisted of 50+ free talks and workshops exploring this year’s theme of climate accessibility. The festival was organised by Lucy Bye-Fellow, Dr Antoinette Nestor, and the opening panel took place at Lucy Cavendish College.

The panel was hosted by former BBC journalist, Philippa Thomas, who posed questions to Amaya Chula, Freddy Sebastian Medina, Zareen Taj Islam, Vanessa Sturman, Michael Bravo, and Farah Kassab.

Farah shares her thoughts on the event:

“I was overjoyed when I found out that the Climate Change Festival will be hosted at Lucy. As an undergraduate law student at Lucy, it was a reassuring experience for me to know that Lucy is active, under the spotlight, and is attentive to the pressing issue happening around us.

It was an honour speaking at the event. Being on the same panel with leading experts in their fields was a humbling experience. This festival has drawn a plethora of nexuses not only across different fields and occupations and their own impact on climate change, but it has also brought communities and cultures from all around the world together under the umbrella of fruitful discussions for an imperative cause.”

Sustainability at Lucy

Thanks to the continued college-wide effort, Lucy Cavendish College recently received the Platinum Award for Green Impact, the highest award offered by the United Nations’ programme for environmentally and socially sustainable practice.

The new eco-friendly building at Lucy Cavendish meets and exceeds the Passivhaus standard. The design eliminates the use of fossil fuels by utilising air source heat pumps and 100% of the electricity is supplied by renewables.