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.
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Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
ECCG is a magical meeting place for you and your friends, close to the centre of Cambridge. Enjoy chatting as you garden and relax. We meet as a group on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later but people can come individually or in groups whenever they like. We are just completing our 'Heads, Hearts and Hands' hut where we can learn, bond and do things together and have tea and cake too. Come and enjoy the space! More...
Source: Transition Cambridge - ECCG
Histon, CB24 9ET (directions will be sent with booking confirmation) 14:00-17:00 add to google calendar
This workshop will introduce "The Work that Reconnects" as formulated by Joanna Macy in her book "Coming back to Life" (book tickets here). We will use experiential exercises to explore our responses to the current planetary crises. In doing this, we may discover a deeper sense of connection to the world around us, which can guide and energise us as we work to protect the our planet and find more sustainable ways of living. The session will be led by Kim Ashton and Anna McIvor. Please book through Eventbrite. More details here.
Source: Kim Ashton and Anna McIvor
Empty Common Community Garden (map below) 12:00-14:00 add to google calendar
Our traditional Transition summer picnic will be on 17th July. It will be a chance to meet and catch up with other local transitioners. Please bring food and drink (it's maybe best if we just bring our own because of covid), and you might like to bring a picnic blanket or rug to sit on (there are chairs). We'll go ahead whatever the weather, as Empty Common Community Garden's new hut will protect us from the rain! All welcome, free (donations towards ECCG also welcome!). Map here (it can be a bit tricky to find).
Source: Transition Cambridge
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.
There has been a surge of interest in Repair Cafes - amazingly, there are 9 Repair Cafes scheduled between now and the end of July, incluing four new ones in Willingham, Swavesey, K1 and at The Edge Cafe. There are also at least 6 more groups hoping to start up this year. In order to support the development of Repair Cafes we need to attract more volunteer repairers, run more training workshops and develop support packages for organisers. To achieve this, Cambridge Carbon Footprint hope to take on a part-time person for 1.5 days a week, for one year which will cost £10,000. CCF have been accepted for £5k match funding from the Green Match Fund, which means that all donations made during the week of 22 - 29 April will be matched from the Big Green Match Fund, up to £5k, providing £10k if £5k is donated. So we would be very grateful if you'd like to make a donation via the Big Give website before 12pm Friday 29 April. Thank you! More...
Source: Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge 27 Apr 2022
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. You can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Thank you!
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.