Celebrating our world record for the biggest repair cafe. Read more. From the left: Neil MacKay, Alana and Nicole from CCF, Kate from Transition Cambridge

Who we are

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.

Want to get involved? Here are links to groups with regular meetups over the coming months. -> Empty Common Community Garden, Growing Spaces, Energy Group

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Events

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Friday 25th May: Energy Group Meeting

Margaret's place on Oxford Road 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
At this meeting the main topic will be the need for adaption to climate change and how to adapt our homes. There will also be a catch up on relevant news. All welcome! Contact Nicola for venue details. More...
From: Energy Group

Saturday 26th May: Grow Your Own Session in Trumpington

Trumpington allotments 10:00-12:30 add to google calendar
Join Dave Fox again at Trumpington allotments. Novices and experienced growers all welcome - this is a mutual sharing, not a lesson. This week we will prepare seed beds, then plant and sow various crops. After some weeding we will look round the forest garden and/or the Polytunnel and/or another plot. Take produce home with you (please bring bags). Expect rhubarb, herbs, onion, salads, hopefully some early broad beans and maybe even some asparagus. Join in here. More...
From: Dave Fox

Saturday 26th May: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day

Willow Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF 10:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Join Transition's community farming project, CropShare, to experience life as a real organic farmer for a day...

This week we will be having fun helping out on the farm from 10:00am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 4.00, sharing a lunch and a chat in between. You can join us for the morning or afternoon session, or both.

Family friendly, everyone is very welcome! See our website to get a flavour of what workdays are like. It will be good healthy fun, a great chance to see our local countryside, and how food is grown on a large scale.

Please fill in this form if you would like to take part, and we'll also help you arrange travel to the farm.

Hope to see you soon!
From: Cambridge CropShare

Meet the Energy Group

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.

Latest News

Empty Common on Cambridge 105

Cambridge 105 featured the Empty Common Community Garden on their Flavour program recently: - hear the birdsong, imagine the burgeoning exploding cucumbers (!) and listen to Charlotte et al explain how the garden grows on this podcost of the program. ( Transition Cambridge and ECCG start 17:30 minutes in.) More...
From: Transition Cambridge 13 May 2018

Missed the Cleanwheels launch? See the slides.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Cleanwheels survey launch on 9th April and contributed to the thoughtful discussions. In case you missed it, you can download some of the slides here: James' on how you can convert a lamppost to a charging point, and Alistair's on the benefits of car clubs generally.

Also, if you haven't already done so, please do fill in the survey.. It will only take a minute.
From: Transition Cambridge 22 Apr 2018

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Make a donation!

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.

We have set up a local giving account, or you can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Donating via Local Giving means that your donation can also have Gift Aid applied. Thank you!

Volunteer vacancies

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