Empty Common Community Garden was looking beautiful and we had a fine time at our summery party. Picture by Ben.
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.
More photos in our Flickr gallery
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.
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Daily Bread Cooperative, Unit 3, Kilmaine Cl, Cambridge CB4 2PH
Some years ago, the Transition Cambridge Growing Spaces project teamed up with Daily Bread to create some raised beds outside the cooperative - you can see pictures and read about it here. The beds are now badly in need of repair, so we're planning some work days to take down the old beds and build new ones. If you'd like to help with this, please register here, letting us know which dates you can do - we'll be in touch to confirm dates/times and with some suggestions about what to bring. We'll stick to whatever the current covid-19 restrictions are at the time (currently no more than 6 people), and it will also be weather dependent. All help appreciated! If you'd like to be part of the team that will plant up the beds and look after them into the future, please be in touch with Meg. Thanks!
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ONLINE 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
This meeting will be about the national Climate Assembly - what do we think of the conclusions it came to? Would we agree? Are they adequate? What are the implications for action at the local level - for us and for other organisations including the City Council?
In person or via Zoom. Venue: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
This year we will have a new chair and we expect to ramp up activity in response to the increasing urgency of the climate problem. Your participation is key to this so please do come if you can. There is more information about the meeting here, and here is a diagram showing Transition Cambridge's activities over the past year.
Please register attendance here on Eventbrite - this is necessary so that we can ensure we do not exceed the socially-distanced room capacity, and if you would like to attend by zoom, then we will include the zoom link in the confirmation e-mail from Eventbrite.
Please bring a mask, and if you'd like to have some tea after the meeting please bring a mug too. Unfortunately we are not allowed to bring food to share this year. More...
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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.
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
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.