Trumpington Village Hall, 1:30 to 4:00pm. Bring self-saved seeds to exchange, exchange bought surplus seed, or just take seeds in exchange for a small donation. There'll be a talk by Valerie Muir of Valerie's Veggies: 'Seeds are great. The politics & rip-offs are not.', a film 'Seeds of Justice' (special preview), a childrens' activity 'Fun with seeds!', and stalls: the Trumpington W.I. tea & cake stall, Thomas Etty Heritage Seed Merchants, Transition Cambridge, Trumpington Community Orchard, Heritage Seed Library, Cambridge Sustainable Food, and a raffle. Entry: £2.00 adults, children free. Full info here..
...and some Low Carbon Christmas Tips from the Carbon Trust.
Some years ago we put together a list of "Gifts that don't cost the Earth" which was updated with ideas from last year's Mill Road Winter Fair. So take a look to find some inspiration for low carbon Christmas gifts this year! We also found these great tips for a sustainable low carbon Christmas from The Carbon Trust.
We discussed how we can keep climate change and energy scarcity high up the political agenda, starting with a talk by Julian Huppert (video here), then a question and answer session (voice recording here), finishing with small group discussions (recordings here and photos of the notes sheets from the groups).
As many of you know, we run on a shoe-string budget, and we generally find that we can do a lot with very little money at all. However, there are some basic costs we have to meet each year, and we'd be very grateful for your donations. We have set up a local giving account as an easy way to donate, or you can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Donating via Local Giving means that your donation can also have Gift Aid applied. Thank you!
Read the first in a series of mini-interviews with people involved in Transition Cambridge on the media blog. Patrick O'Donohoe talks about how the energy group has helped him to reduce his own carbon emissions and how he enjoys helping others who want to do the same.