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

Repair Cafe in May

Got something thatís broken, that you think could be repaired if only you knew how? Or do you enjoy repairing things (whether thatís fixing computers, getting radios working again or darning socks)? Come along to our next Repair Cafe on 16 May from 2 to 5pm! Full details here.

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

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. Download the slides here... and read NIcola's report here

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!

Reach Community Solar Farm Share Offer

The share offer for this community energy project right near Cambridge has been extended! The project is being set up by Andy Rankin of the TC Energy Group, Paul Robinson of Willow Farm (home of the TC CropShare project), and various other local people. Please support them if you can!

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Forthcoming Transition Events

Sat 9th - Sun 24th May: Sustainable Restaurant Showcase

As part of the Eat Cambridge Festival, 11 eateries (from restaurants and cafes to a pop-up and a street food van) have been inspired to each offer a special sustainable dish for the duration (9-24 May). You will find vegan dishes, sustainable fish and, for meat-eaters, game and normally neglected cuts of meat from respected local sources. The cost of the dishes will be in line with the restaurant's normal price-range and you'll need to book in the normal way for each restaurant. This Sustainable Restaurant Showcase has been organised by Cambridge Sustainable Food. We are very keen for as many people as possible to ask for the sustainable dishes, as we hope this will be a local restaurant trend that will grow and grow. You can see details of the participating restaurants on CSF's website, join the event on Facebook and use the #EatCSF hashtag on twitter to share and show your support. More...
From: Cambridge Sustainable Food

Wednesday 27th May: Sustainability Hacking

at Makespace 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Sustainability Hacking group is a fairly new Transition group. A "hack" is a clever - or efficient - solution to a tricky problem.

This months' meeting will include an informal presentation on experiments in aquaculture/hydroponics. Going by last months' discussion, our conversation on "hacking the food chain" may also mention fish, microbes, mushrooms, bees, building materials, and whether we can rig up water pumps or heat transport without using electronics. We will be meeting at Makespace to exchange information and ideas. If you'd like to join the group's mailing-list or are interested in the group in general, contact Toni to say hi. More...

Monday 15th June: Transition Cambridge hub meeting

Nicola's house in Chesterton Road 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
At the hub's monthly meeting, representatives of the groups and projects report on what they've been up to. We also make plans together to coordinate future events. Meetings are open, so all are welcome to attend. Attending hub meetings is a good way to see how Transition Cambridge works, and to get a sense of the range of projects that we are involved with. Contact Nicola for details of the address.
From: Transition Cambridge Hub
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