links and free resources

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Cambridge is home to a wealth of research projects, volunteer organisations, and student-led initiatives connected to environmental concerns. Whether you would like to get involved with sustainability, energy efficiency or biodiversity related activities, or whether you are looking for a community of like-minded individuals, the links below should help you get started.

Librarian or teacher? We have also compiled a collection of free resources for you to use in your EcoLiteracy projects, including the materials of our bookgroup meetings, which are also available and free to use.

In this page you will find:

RESOURCES FOR BOOKGROUPS:

Setting up and running a bookgroup:

  • ‘How to start a bookgoup that doesn’t suck’, BookRiot
  • ‘How to organise a successful bookgroup’, HuffPost
  • ‘Running a bookclub’, BBC-Radio 4

Cambridge EcoFiction Bookgroup Discussion Materials:

  • The End We Start From (Easter Term 2019)
  • Sealed, Naomi Booth (Lent 2019)
  • Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (Michaelmas 2018)

Further reading ideas:

  • Best 137 EcoFiction Books – GoodReads
  • ‘Five of the best climate-change novels’ – The Guardian
  • ‘5 important works of eco-fiction that you need to read’ – Literary Hub
  • ‘2017 was a damn good year for environmental fiction’ – Earther
  • ‘7 books that provocatively tackle climate change’ – Oprah Mag
  • ’13 female “Cli-Fi” writers who are inspiring a better future’ – Sierra Club Mag

RESOURCES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS:

Further readings:

  • ‘What is Eco-fiction?’ – Dragonfly.eco
  • ‘A History of EcoFiction’ – Climate Cultures
  • ‘Climate Fiction in English’ – Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literature
  • ‘Crisis and creativity in environmental pedagogy’ – Edge Effects, digital mag from Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE)
  • ‘How Climate-Change Fiction, or “Cli-Fi”, forces us to confront the incipient death of the planet’ – The New Yorker
  • ‘Why science fiction authors need to be writing about climate change right now’ – author Charlie Jane Anders discuss the need to face the future imaginatively, Tor.com
  • ‘Ecology, Storytelling, and the White Deer Terroir Project’ – author Jeff VanderMeer interviews biology professor Dr. Meghan Brown about her use of eco-storytelling creative writing techniques in her science class, GuernicaMag

RESOURCES FOR LIBRARIANS:

Further readings:

STUDENT-LED & COMMUNITY-LED ORGANISATIONS AND PROJECTS:

LOCAL GROUPS & CAMBRIDGESHIRE-BASED ORGANISATIONS:

CU DEPARTMENTS, CENTRES, GRADUATE PROGRAMS, RESEARCH TEAMS, & ORGANISATIONS:

Centres & departments:

Ongoing research:

Full-time study:

Part-time study: