we have recently reached out to our new University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts to continue our mission to carbon neutrality by working together within The University of Sheffield.
We try to represent and interact with the whole University community - students, academics, professional staff and the Sheffield community to support a path to a sustainable future. Our University and universities in general have the ability and responsibility to be leaders in providing solutions to the climate crisis. That also mean to walk the talk and showcase that these solutions can be implemented successfully on campus.
The University is currently developing its new sustainability strategy, after publishing an initial paper on principles and direction entitled 'Sustainability Strategy - Year 1' in October last year.
We have closely followed, connected and supported this process and actively made our resources available to all participants.
As the highest executive at The University of Sheffield the direct connection between our President and Vice-Chancellor and his community is of major importance to allow good communication and the implementation of the best possible climate actions.
We have not yet met with Professor Lamberts, and hence a letter was submitted on the 30th of May, enclosing some of our history and relevant works, asking for an initial meeting.
We have received word that he has read the letter and are currently awaiting a response. Please find the full letter attached below.
Be sure that we will soon reach out to you for your input and feedback on the climate crisis for the purpose of this meeting with the VC.
In the meantime, please do get in touch if you want to get involved and join us at the upcoming CNU open meeting on Thursday (27 June, 5.30-7pm, Hicks Building, Room K14).
As soon as we hear more from Professor Lamberts, we will let you know.
Your lovely CNU coordinators. :-)