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 Primer.

Want to get involved? Read on to find out more. We hold regular events and have a series of working groups looking into food, energy and water.

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Events

Saturday 21st October - CropShare Volunteer Farmer Day!: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day

Willow Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF
Join Transition's community farming project, CropShare, to experience life as a real organic farmer for a day...

This week we will be having fun helping out on the farm from 10:00am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 4.30, sharing a lunch and a chat in between. You can join us for the morning or afternoon session, or both.

Family friendly, everyone is very welcome! See our blog to get a flavour of what workdays are like. It will be good healthy fun, a great chance to see our local countryside, and how food is grown on a large scale.

Please fill in this form if you would like to take part, and we'll also help you arrange travel to the farm.

Can't make it this week? Click here to check which Saturdays we will be on the farm next.

Hope to see you soon!
From: Cambridge CropShare

Saturday 21st October: Transition stall at Volunteer for Cambridge fair

The Guildhall, Market Square 11:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Cambridge's big fair for volunteering is co-organised by the City Council and the Student Hub. There will be around 80 organisations represented at the fair listed here, and last year about 900 people came along. If you'd like to join the friendly team on the Transition stall on the day get in touch. More...

Sunday 22nd October: Empty Common Community Garden

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...

Saturday 11th November: World's Biggest Repair Cafe in Cambridge

Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge, CB1 1LG 10:00-18:00 add to google calendar
At this year's Circular Cambridge Festival we are taking a bold and exciting step: challenging repairers and you, the public to help us set a world record to run the World's Biggest Repair Cafe.

Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge need you to help us set this record so please bring us your faulty, torn, wobbly, and malfunctioning items and we'll have a huge repair party. The whir of the drills, smell of solder, tapping of hammers and patter of sewing machines will be blended with:

copious amounts of homemade cake
short talks from trailblazing companies like Patagonia, projects like Restart and individuals
upcycled craft workshops for children
stalls from local artists selling upcycled Christmas gifts

W recommend you book your item in giving a brief description of the item and fault. You can turn up on the day but may have to wait.

Thank you to Mackays of Cambridge and Draper Tools for supplying our repairers with the tools they need. Both the event and repairs are FREE! More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge

Tuesday 28th November: Pitch Up Pitch In: Volunteering opportunities

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
We are going to try a new type of event with the aim of getting new Transition projects started. Its called 'Pitch Up Pitch In' and on each evening there will be a range of projects presenting and pitching for volunteers. Our first line up includes: help wanted making bike racks for a community garden, a renewable energy/electric car project, an opportunity to practice social media, and some ideas for improving resilience to flooding. So if you want to share (or develop) your skills with hands or head there is an opportunity for you here, and you know you will be helping make Cambridge a sustainable city. Please come and support this pilot event and tell us what you think. More...
From: Nicola

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

New hosting for Transition Cambridge

We apologise profusely to any of you who tried to access the website yesterday and failed. Our hosting switch did not go smoothly! (This was not in any way the fault of our new hosts, Mythic Beasts Ltd, but was due to me trying to do too many things at the same time.)

You should now be able to access the site using https.

If there is a problem please get in touch with us at the usual address which is transitioncambridge (at) gmail.com
From: Nicola 22 Jul 2017

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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. 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