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TRANSITION EVENTS COMING UP (more here)
Tuesday 30th September: Cambridge's first Restart Party
The Centre for Computing History, Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW 17:00-20:00 add to google calendar
Do you have a broken phone, tablet, computer, camera or other electronic or electrical item, that you'd like to repair? Then come along to Cambridge’s first ever Restart Party at the Centre for Computing History and learn how to repair it! We will help you learn how to fix your gadgets and small electronic appliances, starting with troubleshooting, advising on spare parts if necessary and more. Or if you already do these kinds of repairs, come along to show others how to and to share knowledge with other repairers! Please let us know what you intend to bring so that we can make sure we bring the right tools, or get in touch if you could help with the repairs. Read more about the Restart Project, follow them on Twitter and watch Janet Gunter's TEDx talk about circular economy. Free, all welcome (donations will also be very welcome towards costs). Disclaimer: Restart Parties are a collaborative learning process, not a “free repair”, and they are run entirely by volunteers. The Restart Parties are as much about learning as the actual fixing. We will do our best to help you fix whatever you bring (but no guarantees!). Full info here. With special thanks to the Centre for Computing History who are hosting this event!
Tuesday 30th September: Fruit Harvest Project meeting
CB2 bistro (upstairs room), Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD 20:00-21:00 add to google calendar
At this meeting of the Fruit Harvest Project, we'll plan our Apple Day stall at the Botanic Gardens on 26th October. All welcome!
Friday 3rd October: Swap and Share Veg stall
Blazing Saddles, Cherry Hinton Rd 17:30-18:30 add to google calendar
This stall is organized by Rock Abundance, a new community-led project aiming to encourage more people in Cambridge to swap and share gluts of fruit and veg and long-life preserves. So come along and bring your spare veg or fruit, or pop along to see if there are any veg in need of a home! Full info here. You are welcome to organise your own stalls too - here are some ideas to get you started.
TOP LINKS Events coming up, Free fruit map, Cropshare farm days + blog, Home energy information sheets, and Newsletters
TRANSITION NEWS (more here)
Join Cambridge Sustainable Food and receive the monthly newsletter!
Cambridge Sustainable Food is an exciting new alliance of over 30 public, private and community organisations (including Transition Cambridge) who care passionately about food sustainability - food that's good for us and good for the planet. You can also join as an individual member. It's free and you receive a monthly newsletter see here for February March will be sent you when you join! We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Our Annual Report is now available! Download high res (2.7MB) or low res (0.9MB) versions. Read about all Transition Cambridge's activities over the past year... You can also read the minutes from our 2013 AGM here.
We celebrated our 5th birthday with a Summer Festival on 13th July, with a wonderful, family friendly afternoon of skillshare workshops, films, talks, childrens' activities and cake at the Friends' Meeting House, followed by a party in the Maypole pub. Here are some pictures of the event. A big thank you to everyone who helped out! (More details about the festival here.)
New Energy Saving Personal Checklist
Have you been thinking about how to save energy at home? Would you like some advice? The Energy Group now have a tool to help you. Fill in the survey here to get a personalised checklist with ideas to help you save. The checklist links into our existing advice web pages and other resources. This survey and checklist was developed starting from Cambridge Carbon Footprint's Climate Friendly Homes materials so thanks to CCF for letting us use them.
We would really like your feedback so after looking at your report please fill in our feedback form.
29 Sep 2014
Join and/or promote new Sustainability Hacking group
Are you interested in applying your technical skills to Transition principles?
Have you been wanting to hook your arduino up to some sensors to make a smart meter or dreaming of implementing an app to study local traffic patterns or to monitor your own petrol usage? Would you like to make a device that improves your allotment planning?
Would you like to hang out with some like-minded folk? Or maybe find the basis for a start-up?
If this sounds interesting to you, contact Toni to say hi.
This group is in formation - please promote it far and wide - and is looking for a co-coordinator.
26 Sep 2014