Welcome to 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 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.

Join us on the community farm

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.

Romsey Community Garden needs a new coordinator

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.

Join the Energy Group!

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.

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 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!

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

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Our Mission

Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.

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Recent 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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Upcoming events

Tuesday 1st August - Thursday 31st: Transition Cambridge summer break

The month of August is Transition Cambridge's traditional summer break...this means that the last bulletin before the break will be at the end of July. We'll be back in September with our usual mix of events and opportunities for action and education in sustainability and environmental matters.

Thursday 5th October: Transition Cambridge's AGM

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
October is the time for our AGM - to review and celebrate what we've been doing over the last year, and the last 9 years. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends and hear more about the projects we're developing - Cropshare, Repair Cafe's, community gardening and more. All are welcome to come along; however only members can vote(a member is someone who's done some volunteering in the last 12 months). As we're a volunteer organisation, donations are welcome.

There will be tea and, of course, cake!

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...
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