Trinity Ethical and Green Affairs (TEGA) Society has joined the active hub of green societies across the University.
Founding President Puria Radmard, who is studying Engineering at Trinity, said the first TEGA Week, 4-9 February 2020, aimed to explore what it means to live ethically across a whole range of activity. Puria said:
TEGA is the first of its kind society for Trinity College, and will join the active hub of college green societies in the University, such as Clare Goes Green and Fitzwilliam Ethical Affairs.
TEGA was launched in Michaelmas term at an event attended by the then Green MEP Catherine Rowett. The society works to champion environmentalism and empower students to explore with the College more ethical and sustainable ways of operating
The events comprise four panel discussions and two sales – a clothes swap and a plant sale. ‘All are welcome, and conversation on these tricky topics is greatly encouraged, so please come along to as many events as you can!’ Puria said.
Ethics and Environmentalism in Engineering: a quick tour of four organisations, including AI for Good UK, that aim to use technology and engineering for a good use.
4 February, 17:30-19:00, St. John’s College
Social Change in Cambridge: exploring charities in Cambridge, such as the Cambridge Refugee Scholarship Campaign, and how they have changed over time.
5 February, 17:30-19:00, Jesus College
Racism in the Environmentalist Movement: a collaboration with the BME Campaign to look at intersections between environmental and racial movements worldwide.
6 February, 18:00-19:30, Newnham College
Science in Policy: with Trinity Politics Society (TPS) and Trinity College Science Society (TCSS), a panel exploring the careers of three figures working at the intersection of science and policy making in research and in government.
7 February, 18:00-19:30, Winstanley Lecture Theatre
Nu Wardrobe Clothes Swap Shop: Bring your own clothes and trade with preloved items for free, or bring £10 cash and buy SolidariTee t-shirts in support of refugees in Europe. SolidariTee representatives will also be at the event on Wednesday. 8 February, 12-15:00, Blue Boar Common Room
Trinity Green Fingers Plant Sale: In support of the Global Greengrants Fund, who fund grassroots environmental campaigns for indigenous peoples globally. 9 February, 12-15:00, Blue Boar Common Room