Empty Common Community Garden was looking beautiful and we had a fine time at our summery party. Picture by Ben.
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.
Transition Cambridge joins the hundreds of Transition towns across the UK, and the thousands of them around the world in an effort to make more resilient and sustainable communities. To see how it all started, have a look at the Transition Guide.
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Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
There is generally a group of us in the garden on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later, and people are also coming and going during the week - you don't even have to garden just come and enjoy the space! More...
Source: Transition Cambridge - ECCG
Margaret's place on Oxford Road 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
For our first meeting in 2020 the main subject will be, what are my choices when I need to replace my gas boiler? There are a number of options and (in my opinion) no clear winner. This may or may not be an imminent issue for you but it is not something that should be decided in a hurry and you may need preparation.
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road CB4 2LD 11:00-14:00 add to google calendar
Cambridge Repair Cafe returns to Arbury Community Centre! Our volunteer repairers will be ready to tackle your broken electronics and electricals, household gadgets, tools, toys, clean clothes, jewellery and bikes. We can't fix everything but we'll do our best. No microwaves or TV's, sorry. Please book ahead to ensure you'll get a repair slot. You can drop in without booking but will almost certainly have to wait as this is a very popular event. One item only please - you can bring extra items but will need to wait to see if we can fit it in. Last repairs start at 1.30. More...
Source: Cambridge Repair Cafe
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.
Last week we held a discussion to consider Transitioners' responses to the Cambridgeshire County Council's consultation on its climate and environment strategy.
With a number of climate and carbon mitigation experts and specialists from our community present, we think we have some strong responses to offer the Council. We are now compiling a checklist of comments made at the meeting which will be available to share with like-minded individuals and groups in the next few days. Our document is intended as an aid to others who hold Transition Cambridge's values of community resilience and low carbon living, and who would like to respond to the consultation, which closes on 31 January 2020.
You don't have to complete the online consultation for your response to be considered, you can email the Council about particular points that you want to comment on.
If you'd like a copy of our finished Transition checklist of points, please email Jacky More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 20 Jan 2020
Nick Skelton and the talented people at The 7th Generation radio show on Cambridge 105 have put together a show on the theme of 'What If...' - imagining ourselves into the future we want to create. It features an interview with Rob Hopkins about the power of the imagination and 'What If' spaces. There are examples from successful community groups and municipalities too. As it's New Year, there are also resolutions - what's yours? It's on mixcloud so you can catch up any time. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge/Cambridge 105 radio 13 Jan 2020
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.