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.
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...
The Light Cinema 18:30-21:00 add to google calendar
Join us for a special screening of Bruce Parry's latest film Tawai - a voice from the Forest (IMBD score 8.4 ) followed by Q&As with Bruce himself afterwards. Booking for the last 40 tickets is essential at this link.
'Tawai' is an empathetic homage to indigenous groups, and raises the question of how lifestyles in the developed world impact the communities who live in harmonious, close relationship to the planet. What can we give up as global consumers and citizens, perhaps more importantly, what can we do differently?
This film is a preview event for Films for our Future, a cross-community season of inspirational film, conversation and discussion to help everyone find the next step towards playing their part in creating a better world.
From: Transition Cambridge
The Missing Sock 11:00-15:00 add to google calendar
We are organising a visit of the Forest Garden at Missing Sock on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 3pm. Join us to visit this wonderful garden, home of many fruit trees and much more! To know more about this garden, see our website or facebook. We will also share lunch together.
If you would like to come, please let us know. Also, if you don't know how to go there, or need a lift, let us know and we will see if anyone has a spare space in a car. More...
Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
We are going to try a new type of event with the aim of getting new Transition projects started. Its called 'Pitch Up Pitch In' and on each evening there will be a range of projects presenting and pitching for volunteers. Our first line up includes: help wanted making bike racks for a community garden, a renewable energy/electric car project, an opportunity to practice social media, and some ideas for improving resilience to flooding. So if you want to share (or develop) your skills with hands or head there is an opportunity for you here, and you know you will be helping make Cambridge a sustainable city. Please come and support this pilot event and tell us what you think. More...
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.
The annual report for 2016/2017 (pdf 1.5Mb) is out. Check out what we did - we've been busy. The report includes some results from the membership survey and the Treasurer's report, in case you missed the AGM.
From: Transition Cambridge 03 Nov 2017
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. 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