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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We don't wish to impose cancellation or postponement of Transition Cambridge events, however it is highly likely that many of our events will be cancelled or postponed. The organisers of our project groups are best placed to decide with their groups whether to postpone their meeting or event. Some Transition groups may implement specific precautionary measures at their gatherings which will be explained at their events.
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via Zoom 19:30
The planned topic for this date has been postponed to December 14th so this is perfect opportunity for a less formal meeting. Please come along to meet people, exchange news, talk about things that concern us or ask for advice.
Source: Transition Cambridge
ONLINE 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
This meeting will be about the cost of energy supply. This includes not just energy generation but also balancing, transmission and distribution. We will discuss how the cost of low carbon energy compares with fossil fuels and compare different kinds of energy storage which will be needed increasingly as the proportion of intermittent power supply increased. Nicola, Nicole. and Peter B. will prepare information for us to discuss.
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.
At our AGM, we spent some time thinking about what inspires us about Transition Cambridge, and what future opportunities we see for TC, specially in the context of covid. Here's what we came up with - it makes an interesting read! If you feel inspired to take any of the ideas forward, please get in touch and we'll do our best to support. Thanks to Meg and Nicola for noting these ideas during the meeting! More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 11 Nov 2020
At our AGM on 29th October, we elected a new chair, Anna McIvor and a new treasurer, Sam Maddrell. Nicola Terry agreed to continue in the role of secretary. We offered a huge vote of thanks to our out-going chair, Jacky Sutton-Adam and out-going treasurer, Judith Rattenbury; their hard work and enthusiasm have enabled Transition Cambridge to thrive and grow over the last few years. Huge thanks also go to Nicola Terry, who has been keeping most of the Transition Cambridge administration going over the last few years, as well as running the energy group. You can read more about what we discussed in the minutes of the AGM. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 10 Nov 2020
A very big thank you to all the volunteers who took apart the old beds, moved all the earth, and built the new ones, which are looking beautiful! Here are some pictures of the new beds with the lovely metal animal and plant sculptures re-attached, and with a few plants already in. We'll probably have one more workday in a couple of weeks, to put in some posts to stop cars bumping into the beds, to level the earth around the beds, and lay down some bark chippings (more details in next newsletter). There is a lovely story behind the beds, including how local schoolchildren designed the animal and plant images, which were then made by local artist Jayne Ruffell Ward - if anyone feels inspired to write this up as a blog post or a news story for a local paper, please get in touch!
Source: Our Earth 26 Oct 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.