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 Primer.
Cropshare is a community supported agriculture project which has been running for several years now with great success. On selected Saturdays a group of volunteers get together to help out to plant weed and harvest a nearby farm, with a reward of seasonal veggies.
If you want to take part, simply sign up here: there are morning or afternoon sessions you can attend, with a communal lunch in between.
See this blog to get a flavour of what workdays are like.
The current coordinator has moved further out of town, so we're looking for a new coordinator to help shape the garden over the next year or two.
There is a dedicated team of locals who do their best to keep everything looking nice. So far, we've focused on fruit trees and bushes, vegetables, and flowers, while maintaining a grassy area in the middle for picnics and bonfires. Where possible, we've tried to follow permaculture principles.
If you might be interested in taking this on, please contact Sarah for a chat.
One of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions is the way we get out energy. Through actions like reducing energy consumption, purchasing more efficient equipment and installing renewable energy infrastructure, we can move towards a low carbon future. Here are some suggestions from energy group members on what can be done to save energy.
The energy group meets monthly for discussions on energy related topics and everyone is invited. Also there is lots of advice on our web pages here.
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 as an easy way to donate, 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!
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