Empty Common Community Garden was looking beautiful and we had a fine time at our summery party. Picture by Ben.

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, Communications Group, Energy Group

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Events

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Wednesday 18th September: Transition Cafe Evening - Embracing Emotions for True Transition - Honoring Our Pain

The Waterman (The Potting Shed in the back of the pub), 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
This workshop explores emotional responses to the climate and biosphere crisis in particular honoring our pain. Participants can expect meditation, pair work, group work, role play, and ultimately the opportunity to connect, release and fundamentally embrace emotions both joyful and painful. This can help galvanise action by first accepting pain and fear in spite of the overwhelming change the world is facing. The work is inspired by environmental activists and eco-psychologists Joanna Macy and Ro Randall.

Spaces are limited, so please make sure to book on Eventbrite here.

Transition Cafe is a monthly event series with lively conversations, talks, films, workshops and presentations about all the things we're passionate about to build a great community in our city. The bar will be open before and after the event, and you're invited to stay on afterwards to meet like-minded people, network, explore new ideas, and get to know others involved with Transition Cambridge. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge

Sunday 22nd September: Empty Common Community Garden

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

Wednesday 2nd October: Energy Group Meeting - water

tbc 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
At this meeting we will discuss water efficiency - why does it matter and what can we do? In many ways we can consider water in the same way we think of energy: mostly invisible, essential but cheap and with serious environmental consequences (See Think energy savings, think water savings too.

All welcome, Contact Nicola for venue details. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge Energy Group

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

Recipe Booklet: Transition Cafe - How to Make Your Own... Practical, Homemade Tips for a More Sustainable Lifestyle

The Transition Cafe on 24th July was a lively event where eight people shared practical, homemade tips for a more sustainable lifestyle. The presented cleaning, cosmetics, food/drinks recipes were: laundry detergent, scouring cream, kitchen sink cleaner, shower head cleaner, olive oil mask for hair, gram flour face mask, deodorant, kombucha, fruit vinegar and oat milk. If you have missed the event, you can download the booklet with all recipes from the Transition Cafe website here More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 06 Aug 2019

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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.