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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Our Coronavirus Policy

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.

Any cancellations of Transition Cambridge activities will appear on our events pages as soon as we hear. More

Events

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Tuesday 14th April: Energy Group - underfloor heating

ONLINE 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
This meeting will be about underfloor heating. Nicole and Margaret will tell us all about it and endeavour to answer our questions - both have underfloor heating at home.

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

Wednesday 22nd April: Transition Cafe Evening - How Creativity and Imagination can Solve the Climate Crisis

The Waterman (The Potting Shed in the back of the pub), 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX 19:00-20:30 add to google calendar
Science tells us that problem solving is at its best when the mind is calm and curious. This workshop explores techniques to prepare our minds for an exploration of how to create the world we want to see: clean air, abundant nature, and healthy, happy lives for all. Drawing on Rob Hopkins' recent book, "From What Is to What if," we will use play, imagination, curiosity and creativity to find our own small solutions to the climate crisis.

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

This is a free event. 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 throughout the evening, and you are invited to stay on afterwards to meet like-minded people, network, explore new ideas, and get to know others involved with Transition Cambridge.
Source: Transition Cambridge

Monday 27th April: Transition Cafe Planning Meeting

No. 30 Coffee Shop, 30 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
The Transition Cafe is a monthly event series with lively conversations, talks, films, workshops and presentations about all the things Transition Cambridge is passionate about to build a great community in our city. It takes place in The Waterman (The Potting Shed in the back of the pub). After the event, everyone is invited to stay to meet like-minded people, network, explore new ideas, and get to know others involved with Transition Cambridge.

Currently, 10 people are actively involved in the organisation of the Transition Cafe. If you are interested in helping to keep this wonderful project going, please join us at this planning meeting. We will decide on themes and build small groups for the cafe nights from July to December 2020. Each of these groups will then organise one event. More...
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.

Latest News

Covid-19 announcement from Cropshare

For the moment we will not run volunteer sessions on the farm, but will hope to organise some sessions later in the year, where we can make sure volunteers can work at a safe distance outside, and have in place precautionary measures to ensure those of you that choose to come out and help grow food are as safe as possible. Thanks so much to those who have offered help recently. We will be in touch as soon as possible when we schedule the next farm volunteer day on this email list.

Meanwhile, crops are being planted and growing on as usual! Take care and hope that you have the opportunity to farm from home, either in your garden or windowbox. Please feel free to share with us any pics of your farming from home on Facebook or Twitter! More...
Source: Cropshare 01 Apr 2020

Empty Common Community Garden Video

The ECCG group have put together a lovely film of how the community garden evolved from the bare earth to the paradise it is now. Its fun and quite uplifting to watch - and it will get your fingers itching to get stuck in again when we can. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus policy statement from Transition Cambridge

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. Any cancellations of Transition Cambridge activities will appear on our events pages as soon as we hear. We would like to remind everyone to take sensible precautions to protect themselves and those around them... (continued here).
Source: Transition Cambridge 17 Mar 2020

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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.