What is Money?

Money is so important for our everyday life, but how much do you really know about it? Come to Friends Meeting House on Tuesday 30th June when Matthew Slater will explore what money is and isn't and the alternative exchange systems, like CamLETS.
Alden Wright Room, Friends Meeting House, 19:30, 30/06/2015.

Seek the Change, 7th July

Fresh from 6 months travelling across Mongolia and China all the way down to New Zealand, Emily Dunning will talk about her experiences visiting different sustainability initiatives along the way. Emily will also talk about the joys and challenges of travelling so far through overland transport.
Friends Meeting House from 7.30, 7th July.

Wild Weekend in Nightingale Park

Discover bats, beasts and botany of Nightingale Park on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July.

  • At 8pm on the Friday we set off for a twilight bat safari, moth watching and insect trap-setting.
  • Then come back on Saturday from 9am to see what we've trapped and maybe even glimpse an orchid!

This Invite is from Friends of Nightingale Park, Biodiversity officer of Open Spaces Team, local Wildlife Trust and Transition Cambridge Nature Group.

July 26th: Transition Turns Seven

Midsummer Common Community Orchard, Sunday 26/07/2015 Celebrate Transition Cambridge's seventh birthday with us! Bring kids, food, drink and clothes for all occasions (who know's what the weather will be like?!)

Special thanks to the Friends of Midsummer Common for creating this space and allowing us to have our picnic there!

Volunteer vacancies

We have a couple of new opportunities 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

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!

Pollinating Change, 22nd July

We hope you will bee there for a screening of "Pollinating Change" and meet Eve as part of the UK-wide Buzz Tour they are undertaking. Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm. Find out more here.

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Upcoming events

Tuesday 7th July: Transition Cafe: "Seek the Change" with Emily Dunning

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA 19:30
Emily Dunning has just returned from a 6-month trip travelling overland via the Trans-Mongolian Expressway to China, and then via several more countries to New Zealand. During her travels she met up with various people working on sustainability initiatives, from youth climate action groups in Taiwan to clean-up events in Russia to the social enterprise ethos inspiring change in Japan. She'll tell us about the joys and challenges of such a long overland journey, and the inspiration she took from the many sustainability projects she visited along the way. To find out more about what she's been up to, have a look at her blog seekthechange.org. Free, all welcome. If you'd like to help out with the cafe, please get in touch!

Tuesday 14th July: Food Group meeting

CB2 cafe, Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD 18:30-20:00 add to google calendar
This is the Food Group's monthly business meeting - the last before the summer break! We'll review the fruit map, get up to date on food projects and initiatives in and around Cambridge and maybe look ahead to the autumn. All welcome - we'll be upstairs in the library.
From: Food Group

Monday 20th July: Transition Cambridge hub meeting

Anna's house off Coleridge 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 Anna for details of the address.
From: Transition Cambridge Hub
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