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
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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The first Films for our Future Festival is underway across Cambridge and the villages. We have an almost daily selection of films and conversation opportunities, some events are already booked up. The films are just the start point, we want to continue the conversations about how we can create a better future, so please tell us about your experience. What did you see that impressed or inspired you, what would you like to see happen in your part of the city or your village? Is there something you plan to do differently after seeing a film? Please email Jacky if you'd like to play a part in this exciting initiative! You can also post your thoughts directly on the Facebook group, Films for our Future or join the Twitter conversation using #FFOF More...
From: Transition Cambridge
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road,CB4 2LD 11:00-16:30 add to google calendar
The Arbury Swap, Collect and Fix Fest is all about promoting repair and reuse, offering people several ways to deal with their unwanted items - household items that may be destined for the tip might instead go on the give-and-take shelf, pre-loved clothes might be swapped for 'new-to-you' ones, and malfunctioning appliances could be fixed by a local engineer or sewing-whizz who's donating their time to the Repair Cafe.
11am - 12:30pm Children's and women's clothes swap
1:30pm - 4:30pm Arbury Repair Cafe
1:30pm and 3pm Screenings of short films in the 'Story of Stuff' series as part of the 'Films for Our Future' festival
All day: The City Rangers will be collecting bulky items from people's homes. Veolia will supply skips, bins and cages for unwanted items. There'll be a give-and-take shelf and stalls from local organisations. More...
Arbury Community Centre 13:30-15:00 add to google calendar
These two films examine the impacts of stuff we buy and who is responsible - not just us shoppers but also businesses and bad policies. What needs to happen?
This event is part of the Films for our Future Festival. More...
From: 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.
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From: Transition Cambridge 30 Jan 2018
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