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

Transition to a Better Future: Online Talk Series

January to March 2021 These talks are now available on our youtube channel here. Speakers include Rob Hopkins, Tony Juniper and Nicola Terry, with topics ranging from art and imagination to energy, nature and water. See all the talks here.

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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.

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Monday 24th May: Energy Group: Choosing sustainable investments

ONLINE 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
How do we find suitable 'impactful' investments (and how do we avoid the terrible ones). This is not just for the wealthy - depending on where you choose, investments can be quite small e.g. £500 or even less and can qualify to be included in a SIP (self invested pension). At this meeting we will discuss what tools we use to find investments and what we look for.

We will conduct this meeting online using Zoom. All are welcome. Contact Nicola for the link to join the meeting. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge Energy Group

Thursday 27th May: Plastic in the Food Chain: Can we do without it?

online 18:30
Do you worry about the amount of plastic your food is wrapped in? Is it a threat to our health? What about all the plastic pollution in the environment? Are there more sustainable alternatives? Is recycling effective?

Find out from our expert panel including representatives from Sainsbury's, local recycling scheme RECAP, and PlasticsEurope, chaired by Dr Claire Barlow, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

This event is organised by Cambridge Global Food Security and Energy Transitions @Cambridge IRCs, supported by #AnnualFoodAgenda, an EIT Food project. More...
Source: Cambridge Global Food Security and Energy Transitions @Cambridge IRCs, supported by #AnnualFoodAgenda, an EIT Food project.

Sunday 4th July: Transition Cambridge Summer Picnic

Empty Common Community Garden, at the end of the allotments off Brooklands Avenue 12:30-14:30 add to google calendar
We hope to be able to have our traditional Transition summer picnic in July, to celebrate all we've achieved over the last year, and to celebrate finally being able to meet in person! (This is assuming all goes well with lockdown easing - check the TC website for last minute updates.) Please bring food and drink (it's maybe best if we don't share until covid is a distant memeory), and picnic blankets, and let's hope for good weather!
Source: Transition Cambridge

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.

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The "What if...?" shop - a future pop-up space in town

There are currently several empty shops in the town centre, and it might be possible to use one of these spaces as a pop-up space, e.g. to showcase community projects, as a workshop space, and as a space to meet, plan and build for the future. It could perhaps be a "What if...?" shop, to invite people to imagine and take part in creating a better future for Cambridge. Transition Kentish Town have recently set up a similar space, called the "Think and Do" shop - you can hear more about it in this online talk. We've had one meeting so far, and there's lots of interest from several local community groups. If you'd like to get involved, please get in touch and we can send you more information - we are very open to ideas in terms of what we might do and how.
Source: Transition Cambridge 29 Apr 2021

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