Thanks to everyone who came along to our first Restart Party on Tuesday 30 Sept! Here are a few photos, and here's the TV clip about it, made by Stuart Leithes for Anglia News (shown last Thursday). A big thank you to the Centre for Computing History for hosting it and the Restart Project for the idea and coming along to support us

Monday 2nd March: Talk on the Social Cost of Carbon

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane CB5 8BA 19:30 Talk by Prof. Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at UCL and senior advisor to Ofgem. More...

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Fossil Free Cambridgeshire Launch

Transition Cambridge declared its support for Fossil Free Cambridgeshire at the launch on 14th Feb: spot TC members Kate Honey, Anna McIvor, Oscar Gillespie, Nicola Terry and Jacky Sutton Adam in this photo . We support this campaign because our vision of the future is fossil-fuel free. (We donít mind dinosaur bones). Find out more here

Reports from event with Julian Huppert MP

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).

Volunteer vacancies

We really need some help with a few things at the moment, e.g. we're looking for an assistant treasurer while our treasurer is away for 2 months, and Romsey Community Garden is looking for two new coordinators. Also we're looking for someone to represent us on a new environmental coordination group in the city (working particularly with student/university groups). Interested? More info here or e-mail us to find out more!

Make a donation!

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!

Interview with Patrick O'Donohoe from the energy group

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.

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Forthcoming Transition Events

Monday 2nd March: Skillshare on Fermented Foods

Ross Street Community Centre 18:30-20:15 add to google calendar
Join us for a fermented foods refresher evening where we'll discuss some common worries and problems with home fermentation and make a batch of fermented kraut together. Please bring a chopping board and kitchen knife you're comfortable using, a jam jar or small kilner (no bigger than .75l please!) If you have books or resources to share bring them along. Veg will be provided, this event is free but we ask for a small donation towards the cost of ingredients and room hire. Please email Jacky to book your place.

Monday 2nd March: The social cost of carbon

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane CB5 8BA 19:30-21:00 add to google calendar
Many of us are making changes in our lives towards a low carbon world, but to make this happen on a wider scale we need serious, hard-hitting economic measures too. What are the options, how do they work, and are they practical in the real world? Come and find out about carbon taxes, cap and trade and other options from Prof. Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at UCL and senior advisor to Ofgem. More...

Friday 6th March: Julian Huppert Surgery Meeting about TTIP

The Guildhall Cambridge 17:15-17:30 add to google calendar
The Food Group has arranged a surgery meeting with Julian Huppert to ask questions and register our concerns about TTIP. We are focussing on environmental impact, food safety and food labelling implications of TTIP, as well as the fundamental conflict between increasing opportunities for global trade which directly affects reliance on and increased use of fossil fuel energy. It would be great to get a few of us along for more impact, If you'd like to join us, please contact Sue Woodford so we can keep an eye on numbers. More info here. More Transition Events