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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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Tuesday 19th January: The Upside of Down. An optimist's view on creating a democracy and why we need to.

Online 19:30-20:30 add to google calendar
Talk by Peter Macfadyen, founder of the Flatpack Democracy movement. In pandemic Britain many people have discovered new ways to help their communities. Why not make working together for the benefit of all the residents permanent? Since 2011 the Flatpack Democracy movement has shown that, by standing as a group of independent local councillors working closely together, people all over the country can and do steer their local councils to thrive and prosper, democratically. Now, more than ever, we have the chance to refocus our local councils on what really matters to us and our neighbours. With many local elections postponed until 2021 we've got time to get prepared. Peter Macfadyen's book "Flatpack Democracy" is a practical guide to doing this, based on his experience of creating a council of independent councillors in Frome. 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. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge Talks

Wednesday 20th January: Energy Group: Flexible Electricity Systems using Home battery and EV battery Storage

ONLINE 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
Peter Bates present this topic for us to discuss. Peter is chair of the Cambridge Cleantech Sustainable Smart Homes special interest group. More details to come.

We will conduct this meeting online using Zoom. All are welcome. Contact Nicola for the link to join the meeting. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge Energy Group

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

online 19:30-20:30 add to google calendar
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
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