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 EVENTS COMING UP (more here)
Sunday 7th September: Mill Road Feast - Cropshare stall
Gwydir Street car park, off Mill Road 10:00-15:00 add to google calendar
Visit the CropShare stall at Mill Road Feast to find delicious fresh organic seasonal produce from Willow Farm, grown by farmers Paul and Doreen and the Cropshare crew over the season! More info about Cropshare via their excellent blog here. Mill Road is already known as a great place to find independent outlets and food from many, many cuisines. At the quarterly food fair, you can also find something for lunch as well as cheese, meat, cakes and other local produce. More info on Facebook here.
Tuesday 9th September: Making cards using recycled materials
Waitrose in Trumpington 11:30-13:30 add to google calendar
Have fun making cards out of recycled materials. Learn the simple techniques needed to create attractive cards. All materials will be provided - a voluntary donation of £2 to cover costs would be appreciated. Contact tutor Shirley Flowers on 07581055492 for further information, or book here. All welcome. This class is organised by Greeniversity.
Thursday 11th September: Welcome to Transition - find out how to get involved
Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Transition - come along to this event to find out how and to meet some of the people who are already involved! New ideas are also welcome. (And turning up will not in any way oblige you to get involved! This is a chance to come and see and have a chat.) Free, all welcome, and there'll be tea and biscuits. If you can't make it but would like to know more, e-mail us here. To read about our projects and activities, have a look at this document on "Who we are and what we do". (Existing Transition groups: it will be great if one or two members of each group can come along to this, or send some info about current needs/opportunities. Thanks!).
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.)
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
Produce Swap and Share stalls and new Produce Help Yourself points
Got a glut of vegetables, or looking for some fresh veg? The volunteer-run Rock Abundance project, which hatched from Transition Cambridge this summer, is arranging several produce ‘swap and share stalls’ at a variety of locations around Cambridge (the next one is on 13 Sept at the Food Garden and Produce Festival on Parker's Piece, and the others are dotted around Cambridge and listed here). See the website for more details, including write-ups and photos of the three stalls which have already happened. To help share excess produce throughout the year, several convenient ‘help yourself points’ have also been established across Cambridge. These have proved popular with produce donators and takers, and include sites around Cambridge (scroll down the page to find them). If you’d like to set one up, you can download an A4 notice (under "Promotional materials") or just make your own. Contact the volunteer co-ordinator if you’d like to be listed too. And do use them – they are free for anyone to enjoy.
01 Sep 2014