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
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.
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Transition Cambridge 'traditionally' takes a summer break in August. You can still join in with projects like Empty Common Community Garden on Sunday mornings (info here); Cropshare on some Saturdays (info here). And if you want to publicise an event, please submit it here. The last Bulletin before the break will be at the end of July, and we'll be back early in September with fun community sustainability events including Repair Cafe's, Circular Cambridge Festival, talks and more!
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...
tbc 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
At this meeting the main topic will be Co-benefits - how to 'sell' low carbon retrofit and behaviours. For example is it worth pointing out the health benefits of cycling or a vegetarian or low meat diet (or do you disagree). Also, insulation brings greater comfort as well as energy savings (or you do you have counter examples). For everyone, reducing waste generally saves money - or is it too much hassle? What do you think are the side-benefits that most add to the appeal of sustainable living?
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.
Cambridge Commons' petition for a Car Free day in Cambridge has been gathering support and it's time to think about what Transition might do as a community group to support the idea. Some creative, engaging, inspiring and fun ideas are on the table, and we're now looking for a small group of positive activists to help make it happen. Please contact Jacky if you'd like to be involved with this.
From: Transition Cambridge 26 Jul 2018
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. 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