Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate. Find out more.
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TRANSITION EVENTS COMING UP (more here)
Saturday 20th September: Cottenham Repair Cafe
Cottenham Community Centre 10:00-14:00 add to google calendar
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a jumper full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Cottenham is getting its very own Repair Café in the Community Centre on Saturday, 20th September 2014. Other things you might bring along include broken china, mobiles phones, radios, clothes with split seams - in fact anything that no longer works and is too good to throw away! What if it still works, but you don't know how to clean it? Just bring it along!! There are no charges, no strings attached - but no guarantees either! If we can't fix it, we can probably tell you if it's worth taking it somewhere else. Book a ticket here (not essential, it just helps us prepare). Also, please email the organizers with details of what you're thinking of bringing, and it will help to ensure that we have the right people with the right tools to help you. All welcome! Inspired by the Repair Cafe movement. Here are some photos of our TC Repair Cafe in May (co-organised with Chris, who is organising this one in Cottenham and is amazing at fixing electrics and electronics!).
20 and 21 September 2014: Community Garden Open Weekend in Cambridge
Did you know there are at least 16 community gardens and orchards in and around Cambridge? To coincide with the national Sustain’s Edible garden day, local volunteer gardeners invite you to drop-by and find out what they are up to. This has support from Transition Cambridge and Cambridge City Council. You can find out how you can enjoy the green spaces more, and maybe get involved in community gardening yourself. For a full list, programme, and how to find the gardens and orchards, visit or contact.
We hope this will be an annual event, probably held in September. And do let us know about your garden or orchard if we have missed you off.
Monday 22nd September: Admin working party
Combined Boathouse, Logan's Way, CB4 1BL 19:30-21:00 add to google calendar
The new admin group will have our next admin working party on 22nd September, where we'll continue working on the various admin tasks that keep Transition Cambridge running. All are very welcome to help with these tasks! Please bring a laptop that can access wifi. A big thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far!
TOP LINKS Events coming up, Free fruit map, Cropshare farm days + blog, Home energy information sheets, and Newsletters
On Tuesday 19th June we looked at how to reduce heat loss from older homes, including insulation, windows and what grants are available to help cover the costs. Full info here.
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.)
Fruit gluts? Bring them along to a swap stall!
It's the season for apple and pear gluts, and Rock Abundance, the fruit and vegetable swap project, is looking for spare fruit for the upcoming pop-up swap stalls You can just pop along to one of the swap stalls with your spare fruit, or contact Rebecca beforehand. The Fruit Harvest Project has pickers standing by if you'd like some help with harvesting your tree.
15 Sep 2014
Transition Free Press - Autumn edition has arrived!
The next edition of the Transition newspaper, Transition Free Press, has arrived in Cambridge! It includes an article by Cambridge-based writer and filmmaker James Murray White on "Walking back home to Earth", and another article about Community Supported Agriculture with a photo from our CropShare project. Get your copy from Urban Larder on Mill Road (just over the bridge on the left) or at Transition Cambridge events and stalls. You can also find copies in the Cambridge libraries.
01 Sep 2014