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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Get involved We are all volunteers, and everyone is invited to get involved! Find out more by coming along to our events, joining an existing group or project (contact addresses here), volunteering, or you could start something new! Get in touch with your ideas!
TRANSITION NEWS (more here)
A new space for a community garden has become available in north Cambridge, very near the junction between Green End Lane and Milton Road - some community gardeners are needed to make this happen! Get in touch if you're interested, either to help coordinate or to come along and help with the gardening!
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.)
We found out all about recycling in Cambridge from Emma Cross, co-ordinator of the Recycling Champions scheme in Cambridge on Thursday 11th July. Read more here.
CamBake and the Transition Cambridge Food Group had a great day at Eat Cambridge on 9th March!
Lots of people came along to discuss how we can save for an uncertain future at the TC cafe night on 7th March - here's a list of some of the ideas we discussed. There'll be another chance to meet and discuss these issues on 28th March (details to follow).
The new Transition newspaper has arrived! "Transition Free Press" is available on-line and as a paper edition, and you can get a copy at our events or e-mail us if you'd like to receive one by post. More info here.
Stuck for ideas for low-carbon gifts? Have a look at our list of low-carbon gifts, produced by the TC food group a couple of years ago. And let us know if you have ideas of things to add to it! And here are some ideas for eco-friendly Valentine's gifts.
Here are some photos of our stall at Mill Road Winter Fair - thanks to everyone who helped out on the day!
Transition Cambridge Vision for 2030 (draft) is waiting for you to read and comment. Do let us know what you think.
Our annual report is now available, and is a great way of finding out what we are up to in Cambridge.
The Fruit Harvest Project stall at Apple Day at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. With special thanks to Wintercomfort for making the tree featured in the right of this photograph!
TOP LINKS Events coming up, Free fruit map, Cropshare farm days + blog, Home energy information sheets, and Newsletters
TRANSITION EVENTS COMING UP (more here)
Monday 4th November: Energy Group Meeting
Judith's house 20:00-21:30
We will review plans for the next forum and discuss anything else that crops up. Contact Nicola for details of venue.
From: Renewable Energy Group
Saturday 9th November: November Skillsfest
St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Road, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1DH 14:30-17:30
At our next skillsfest, we have an action-packed programme! You can learn about practical ways to save energy at home, preparing your fruit and veg patch for winter, composting, cycle maintenance, wood-burning stoves, baking German Christmas cookies, making creams and balms (aka "Lotions and Potions"), needle-felting, making Deep South Biscuit (from the southern USA), upcycling t-shirts and jeans, knitting, singing and more! Family activities (for all ages) include making a bowl out of Autumn leaves ("Forest Schools" style activity), juggling, and making origami peace cranes from recycled paper. There'll also be a swap-shop (i.e. a bring and take area) and a cafe with delicious cakes, run by the Cafe Project (if you'd like to bring a cake or some biscuits, that would be much appreciated!). Everyone is welcome, and the event is free (donations towards room hire will be appreciated). The full programme is here - please check the time of different workshops - they all last an hour, and some need to be booked on-line (baking cookies, deep south biscuit, and lotions and potions). And if you'd like to help set up, tidy up and/or help with the cafe/other general things, please get in touch as a few more helpers would be great - thanks! This event is organised in collaboration with Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Greeniversity and The Cafe Project.