The Cambridge Climate Message

Sign this message asking for an ambitious and fair agreement at the Paris Climate Summit in December - more info here. Visit our stall on 28th Nov in the market place to find out more (stall volunteers welcome!), and then attend the London March or the Cambridge picnic on Sunday 29th Nov.

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Transition Cambridge at Mill Road Winter Fair

Come visit us at the Mill Road Winter Fair; our stall will be near the Coop and St Philip's Church. We'll be talking recycling and upcycling, with the chance to make your own christmas cards and presents at the stall.

If you have a spare hour it would also be amazing if you could lend a hand at our stall. Sign up here.

Energy for Smart Villages

Makespace 20:00-21:30, Thursday 10th December Professor Brian Heap will be talking about smart villages and the power of modern energy access to catalyse development in villages across the world. What conditions are needed to make energy work for the poorest villages?

After the talk there will be time for questions and discussion over food: feel free to bring along a snack to share.

The Big Climate Weekend

28-29 November The Paris Climate Change Conference starts on November 30th. On Saturday 28th there will be a stall on the market, with various local environmental, sustainability, activist and political groups coming together to .

On the 29th there is a march for Climate, Justice and Jobs in London. If you can't make it to that there will be a climate picnic here in Cambridge. Bring your own picnic, and let's hope for nice weather! This event was set up through Avaaz - if you intend to come, let them know here.

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!

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Are you a budding photographer, journalist or event coordinator? Have a few hours to help out and meet great people like you? We always have opportunities for you to get involved over here on our volunteering page. If you want to get involved, have a volunteer opportunity you want to advertise or have heard about and want to share with the community, simply e-mail us

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Upcoming events

Monday 23rd November: Cafe night: Direct democracy and sustainability, with Chris Forman

Espresso Library, East Road (round the corner from the Fire Station) 19:30
From a fundamental science perspective ecologies, economies and political systems are information processing systems. So can we use ideas about information to explain how our democratic organisation affects our economy, and our technology? Can we learn from biology to co-inspire compatible novel technologies and democratic processes that will yield a more sustainable Cambridge, and/or world? A free wheeling talk intended to help people think laterally and to explore their assumptions. Chris Forman works on naturally inspired manufacturing, and is involved in the local 38 Degrees group. This event is free and is open to everyone.

Tuesday 24th November: Plant swap + tips for growing

Ross Street Community Centre, Romsey, CB1 3UZ 18:30-20:30 add to google calendar
Bring plants, swap plants, take some plants away...If you have some spare plants that could be planted now, bring them along to our plant swap. And if you'd like some plants for your patch, come and get some! Suitable plants would include herbs, veg including chard/spinach, fruit including strawberries, rhubarb and others...anything you think is ok to be planted now. And, if you can pass on tips for successful growing, that would be great. There will be tea and biscuits. We'd like donations to cover the cost of room hire if possible.
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Saturday 28th November: What is the Paris Climate Summit all about?

Market Square, Cambridge 11:00-15:00 add to google calendar
Various local environmental, sustainability, activist and political groups have got together to organise a stall in the market square the day before the London Climate March (29th Nov), and two days before the Paris Climate Summit (starts 30th Nov). Come along to find out more about the summit, and to show your support for a strong climate agreement between the parties. Volunteers on the stalls will also be very welcome (crib sheets and questions to engage members of the public will be provided). There will also be music and various other activities. If you can't make it, please still sign the Cambridge Climate Message here.
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