Empty Common Community Garden was looking beautiful and we had a fine time at our summery party. Picture by Ben.

Online Talk Series

January to March 2021 Our new talk series starts this coming Tuesday 19 February, with a talk by Peter Macfadyen, creator of Flatpack Democracy. Book tickets and read more about all the talks here.

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Tuesday 2nd February: Working with Nature: a talk by Jeremy Purseglove

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Jeremy Purseglove is an environmentalist who has spent his life working with civil engineers and agriculturalists to enhance nature rather than damage it. He will be talking about how we as consumers can all help preserve landscapes and habitats by choosing sustainably grown commodities. Examples will include palm oil, cereals, chocolate and cider. His book 'Working with Nature' was shortlisted for the Wainwright prize for environmental writing in 2020. Book here to receive the Zoom link; the talk is free, donations welcome . This talk is part of our online talk series "Transition to a Better Future", with topics ranging from democracy and nature to imagination, water, food, art, and energy. Full details here.
Source: Transition Cambridge

Tuesday 9th February: A Better Future through Art - a talk by Hilary Cox Condren

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Hilary Cox Condron is a community artist passionate about using art to bring communities together. Her work connects and strengthens communities - inspiring creativity, action and political change - leaving a legacy of artwork through books, film, installations, exhibitions and oral histories. She is currently working on the Forge project at the Museum of Cambridge. Book here to receive the Zoom link; the talk is free, donations welcome. This talk is part of our online talk series "Transition to a Better Future", with topics ranging from democracy and nature to imagination, water, food, art, and energy. Full details here
Source: Transition Cambridge

Tuesday 16th February: A Better Future for Food - a talk by Anne Mitchell

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Ann Mitchell is a retired primary school teacher. She was a founder member of Cambridge Sustainable Food and is now one of their directors. Her talk will look at how we might be able to create a fairer, more sustainable and ethical food system to ensure good food for everyone. Book here to receive the Zoom link; the talk is free, donations welcome. This talk is part of our online talk series "Transition to a Better Future", with topics ranging from democracy and nature to imagination, water, food, art, and energy. 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.

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Transition to a Better Future - Online talk series

Tuesdays in January, February and March, 7:30-8:30pm, via Zoom. Full details and booking here.

The "transition" to a better future is as relevant today as ever, with numerous environmental and human-made challenges facing us. In this online talk series, local and national speakers will talk about different aspects of this transition. Confirmed speakers include Rob Hopkins (cofounder of the Transition movement), Jeremy Purseglove (author of "Working with Nature"), Peter Macfadyen (Flatpack Democracy), Stephen Tomkins (Cam Valley Forum), Hilary Cox (local community artist), Ann Mitchel (Cambridge Sustainable Food), and Transition members Nicola Terry, Jacky Sutton-Adam and Meg Clarke. Topics range from democracy, imagination, nature, water, food, art, and energy. Full details here. We'd welcome a couple of volunteers to help with Zoom or with the publicity - please get in touch if you'd like to help!
Source: Transition Cambridge 05 Jan 2021

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