Environment and sustainability

At Jesus College we are working on the best ways to respond to the urgent challenge of climate change, and looking at a wide range of areas where we can play our role in the transition to a zero-carbon future.

As a community, we are increasingly aware of the importance of doing our best to behave in a more sustainable manner. Please see the news articles linked to below for some examples of the measures in place and projects in progress.

Our focus has been on developing our Sustainability Strategy and Responsible Investment Policy, which we published in 2021. We published our first Sustainability Strategy Progress Report in July 2022. Some of the most significant benefits of our developing strategy may not be noticeable for years, but the impact will benefit the environment for decades.

Environment Committee

"Our vision is to be recognised globally as a leading academic institution where sustainability is intrinsic through engagement, collaboration and innovation. Every member of our community will understand and embrace the principles of sustainability and act as a catalyst for positive, sustainable change for generations." - Environment Committee's sustainability vision for the College

Jesus College has an active Environment Committee made up of academics, staff and student representatives. It meets every term to help all departments of the College to develop best practice. The Committee reviews environmental policies and guidance, and it sets up working groups to consider and report on particular issues.

To contact the Environment Committee with your ideas about how to make Jesus College a more sustainable place to live and work, please email environment@jesus.cam.ac.uk.

News and events 

CISL students advise Jesus College on improving the sustainability of historic estate

Jesus College leads with ambitious new climate change plans

Sustainability Strategy

Hear from our students