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

Monday 16th October: Transition Hub Meeting: your catch-up, intros and networking space!

Back room of Six Bells Pub, Covent Garden, Cambridge 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
Please join us for our next Hub gathering, to catch up with projects and friends, meet new members and end with a bit of juicy networking over a drink! Come along for 7pm to meet other members, 7.30 -8.30pm: items for discussion:, 8.30pm onwards: Networking and chat. All welcome, new TC members and familiar faces alike!

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

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.

This week we have extra pickings... 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...

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

Save the Dates: 'Films for our Future' Season in February 2018

Sustainability and environmental groups from Cambridge and the villages have joined forces to organise a season of positive message, inspirational films and conversation events next year - 3rd to 18th February 2018. Convened by Transition Cambridge with our key partners, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Pivotal, the season aims to inspire film goers to find the next step on their personal journey towards a sustainable, low carbon lifestyle. Among the award winning and inspirational films that will screen are Tomorrow-Demain and We, the Uncivilised. A very special 'Save the Film Season Dates' event with film-maker and TV presenter Bruce Parry is to take place at the Cambridge Light Cinema in Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way in mid November 2017. We have been told the date is to be announced next week - watch this space!
From: Transition Cambridge 28 Sep 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