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.
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
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
Online at present 19:00-20:00 add to google calendar
You're very welcome to come along to discuss topics related to climate, nature, the environment, books, and much more! Please come even if you haven't read the book, to chat and think about different topics and see where the discussion takes us. Join us on 21st June when we'll be discussing a novel, 'Grievers' by Adrienne Maree Brown. From a review on goodreads: 'A tale of what happens when we can no longer ignore what has been lost in this world.'
Currently we are meeting online, however we are keen to meet in person soon. Book through Eventbrite (we'll then send you a zoom link). Any questions? Please get in touch with Meg. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge
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