Charities, Campaigns and Environment
CCE (Charities, Campaigns and Environment) is an umbrella position which covers (as the name suggests) 3 separate areas. As CCE officer, one of my main responsibilities is to make sure that we as a college are being as sustainable as possible. This entails communicating with college to make sure we are recycling properly, and to explore other avenues through which we can be more environmentally sustainable. My role also includes organising fundraising events for local, national, and international charities! Finally, for the “campaigns” section of the role, I plan on helping Peterhouse to improve it’s ethical and environmental practices by pushing for divestment from the fossil fuel industry and ensuring all staff are paid fairly by encouraging the college to pay all staff the Real Living Wage and seek accreditation through collaboration with Cambridge Zero Carbon Society and the Student Union’s Ethical Affairs Campaign. To combine all of these roles, we have Green Week in Michaelmas, which I am responsible for arranging! This will be a week of raising awareness about environmental issues, while also fundraising for the selected charity, through a variety of activities and events.