Empty Common Community Garden was looking beautiful and we had a fine time at our summery party. Picture by Ben.
Saturday 31st July, 2:30-4pm
A family friendly art workshop, where we'll imagine and draw our visions of a future Cambridge where we can all thrive while protecting our planet's resources. Book here.
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.
All of our events will follow the current local coronavirus regulations, and most of of our events are currently online. More
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This year's AGM will follow our usual format - formal business, celebrating what we've achieved over the last year, and exploring ways forward for the coming year. We hope to meet in person (venue to be confirmed). More details here. Please get any items for the agenda to us by Monday 18 October by contacting us here.
Source: 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.
Today, Cambridge City council is voting on whether to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency bill. This is a motion put forward by a newly elected Green Party councillor, Hannah Copley.
According to the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill the Government must develop an emergency strategy that:
(a)requires that the UK plays its fair and proper role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial temperatures;
(b)ensures that all the UK's consumption emissions are accounted for;
(c)includes emissions from aviation and shipping;
(d)protects and restores biodiverse habitats along overseas supply chains;
(e)restores and regenerates the UK's depleted soils, wildlife habitats and species populations to healthy and robust states, maximising their capacity to absorb CO2 and their resistance to climate heating;
(f) sets up an independent Citizens' Assembly, representative of the UK's population, to engage with Parliament and Government and help develop the emergency strategy.
Transition Cambridge wholeheartedly endorses this strategy.
Source: Transition Cambridge 27 May 2021
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.