We have lots of ideas for new projects and activities that we would love to see in Cambridge. If you’ve got other ideas that you’d like to contribute, please send them in! For ways to get involved in existing groups and projects, see our ‘What We Do’ section and our ‘Current Opportunities’ page.
Alternative names: Transition Tavern, Sustainability Meetup, etc. – the name is really up to whoever organises it! The basic idea is a regular pub or social meet-up to chat about Transition/sustainability/environmental issues – again, the details are up to the organiser! It could be weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or just ad-hoc. It would ideally be in a central pub that shares our values in some way and has enough available space.
Other towns that have already got a local currency include Totnes, Lewes, Brixton and Stroud. Transition Lewes have produced a free How-to guide, available here. The author of this report, Oliver Dudok van Heel, can also be seen here in this 30 minute video where he talks about Local Currencies, Transition and the Lewes Pound. There is a also a Transition book entitled Local Money (we have some of these to sell if you are interested - e-mail us here). We hope that one day we'll have our own version of a local currency!
The environmental crisis demands practical, ‘outer’ changes in terms of adopting lower carbon lifestyles, but what kind of inner transition accompanies this process? What does this mean in terms of how we experience ourselves, relate to others and build communities? Many Transition groups have "Heart & Soul" group which offer spaces to explore our emotional responses to climate change and the issues surrounding energy scarcity, and to support ourselves and each other through the transition to more sustainable and resilient ways of living. If you are interested in setting something like this up, then please let us know!
There are lots of student societies working on green/environmental/sustainability related issues, so perhaps "Transition" issues are already covered by these groups. But if you'd like to help start a student Transition group, then we're sure there are lots of students out there who are interested in these issues and who might like to get involved.
If you have an idea that you think we might be able to help with, do get in touch and we'll do our best to help you get it started...