Empty Common Community Garden was looking beautiful and we had a fine time at our summery party. Picture by Ben.
Thursday 1 July, 7:30-9:30pm
If you struggle with the continual deluge of bad news about the climate, our workshop "Coping with the climate crisis" may be just for you. Book here. Facilitated by Ro Randall and Daniella Fernandez-Catherall of Cambridge Climate Therapists.
Faced with uncertain energy prices and climate change, our response is to build a stronger, more versatile community – a community with the capacity to adapt to whatever happens and where we can be happy and healthy.
All of our events will follow the current local coronavirus regulations, and most of of our events are currently online. More
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Online via zoom - book via Eventbrite 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
A workshop With Ro Randall and Daniela Fernandez-Catherall of Cambridge Climate Therapists. This interactive zoom workshop will explore the anxiety, distress and despair many people feel when confronted with the climate crisis. We'll offer you some frameworks for understanding and moving through the painful feelings, an opportunity to share your own experiences and guidance on the best ways to cope. Book here.
Ro Randall is a psychotherapist who has written widely on the psychology of climate change. Her videos on Coping with the Climate Crisis can be found at Resources - Cambridge Climate Therapists. Dr. Daniela Fernandez-Catherall is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS) with particular interests in collective narrative practices and community psychology. She is currently working on the development of community practices to support people experiencing difficulties related to the climate crisis. More...
Source: Cambridge Climate Therapists, supported by Transition Cambridge
Empty Common Community Garden, at the end of the allotments off Brooklands Avenue 12:30-14:30 add to google calendar
We hope to be able to have our traditional Transition summer picnic in July, to celebrate all we've achieved over the last year, and to celebrate finally being able to meet in person! (This is assuming all goes well with lockdown easing - check the TC website for last minute updates.) Please bring food and drink (it's maybe best if we don't share until covid is a distant memeory), and picnic blankets, and let's hope for good weather!
Source: Transition Cambridge
An important part of our response to climate change is to contribute as little as possible to it, and a large part of that is weaning ourselves off fossil fuels. The energy group aims to do whatever we can to save energy and to generate renewable energy to replace fossil fuels .
Over the years we have distilled a lot of online advice about this which you can use and learn from. There tips on things you can do at home, insulation, renewable energy like heat pumps and wood stoves and, since climate change is going to bring us warmer weather, on how to keep cool. Look at our homepage for details of the next meeting or get in touch.
Today, Cambridge City council is voting on whether to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency bill. This is a motion put forward by a newly elected Green Party councillor, Hannah Copley.
According to the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill the Government must develop an emergency strategy that:
(a)requires that the UK plays its fair and proper role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial temperatures;
(b)ensures that all the UK's consumption emissions are accounted for;
(c)includes emissions from aviation and shipping;
(d)protects and restores biodiverse habitats along overseas supply chains;
(e)restores and regenerates the UK's depleted soils, wildlife habitats and species populations to healthy and robust states, maximising their capacity to absorb CO2 and their resistance to climate heating;
(f) sets up an independent Citizens' Assembly, representative of the UK's population, to engage with Parliament and Government and help develop the emergency strategy.
Transition Cambridge wholeheartedly endorses this strategy.
Source: Transition Cambridge 27 May 2021
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.
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.