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

Wednesday 13th December: Winter Social

Back room of Six Bells Pub, Covent Garden, Cambridge 19:00
Please come and bring your good cheer with you to our winter social at the Six Bells. All are welcome. Bring seasonal snacks to share if you like but please don't feel obliged. There will be plenty to go round.
From: Transition Cambridge

Sunday 17th December: 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...

Sunday 28th January: Trumpington Seedy Sunday

Trumpington Village Hall, High Street, Trumpington CB2 9HZ 13:30-16:00 add to google calendar
Advance notice of the next Seedy Sunday! As ever, this is a chance to bring and swap self-saved seeds, exchange surplus bought seed, and take seeds in exchange for a small donation. If you don't have any spare seeds, don't worry, there are always plenty to go round. As ever, there'll be refreshments and cakes, and lots of stalls including seed merchants, bread makers, and community groups. Entry costs £2, children come in free. If you'd like to volunteer (lots of helpers needed!), please contact the organisers. And if you can offer a raffle/tombola prize, we'd also love to hear from you (e.g. yummy home-made jams, chutneys, cakes, books, or a skill you could share?). You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. More...
From: Trumpington Allotment Society and Transition Cambridge

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 18th Feb: Be a Part of 'Films for our Future' - February 2018

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Sustainability and environmental groups from Cambridge and the villages have joined forces to organise a season of positive message, inspirational films and conversation events next year - 3rd to 18th February 2018. Convened by Transition Cambridge with our key partners, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Pivotal, we aim to inspire film goers to find the next step on their personal journey towards a sustainable, low carbon lifestyle. Among the award winning and inspirational films we have lined up are Tomorrow-Demain and We, the Uncivilised. Films will be shown in venues across the city and in the villages, and we're looking for helpers for many of the events eg: sound specialists, Social Media users, video makers, stewards and bucket rattlers! Please get in touch if you'd like to play a part in this exciting initiative! More...
From: 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.

Latest News

Thank you Arjuna!

"Growing Spaces would like to express our utmost thanks to Arjuna Wholefoods, who have made a generous donation of £350 to our project! Arjuna donate 10% of their annual profits to local charities and community groups, and we are delighted to have been selected as a recipient this year.

Cambridge's Growing Spaces team put in many hours of planning and planting throughout the year to ensure that the spaces are always available for use by all Cambridge residents. Like Arjuna, Growing Spaces wouldn't be possible without the tireless efforts and cooperation of its members.

In order to acknowledge this and help raise public awareness and understanding of what we do, we plan on using Arjuna's donation to release a short film about the group. We're confident that this will help draw attention to the abundance of free-to-access food lining our city's hedgerows, parks and streets.
From: Growing Spaces 23 Nov 2017

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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