It's less than 2 weeks till our summer social on Sunday 23 July, where we'll be celebrating nine years of working together to make Cambridge a more sustainable and resilient city - please come and join us! Everyone is very welcome - it's a chance to catch up with old friends and/or make new ones. Also this month, read about how you can help energy companies develop itemised energy bills in Nicola Terry's post on the Transition Cambridge blog. And just in case you missed it before, here's a lovely little video created by Channel 4 about the Fulbourn Repair Cafe back in May. Also below you'll find information on recycling events, forest schools and more...
12:30-17:30, Museum of Technology, Cheddar's Lane, CB5 8LD
Transition Cambridge is now 9 years old, and we will be celebrating with our traditional summer social bring-and-share picnic! It's a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Please bring some food + (non-alcohol) drink to share if you can (if not, don't worry as there's usually plenty to go round). There will be (optional) games too. This year we'll be at the Museum of Technology - take the chance to explore this intriguing museum before its revamp - more info here. The entrance is on Riverside (just look for the tall chimney) and the picnic will be on the lawn in the Top Yard (and in a nearby building if it rains). Thirsty Cambridge will be in the garden of the Engineer's House with a pop-up biergarden, and a German brunch. All welcome, family-friendly. Event page here
The month of August is Transition Cambridge's traditional summer break...this means that the last bulletin before the break will be at the end of July. We'll be back in September with our usual mix of events and opportunities for action and education in sustainability and environmental matters.
Sometime over the next few weeks you might notice a glitch in accessing the website because we will be moving our domain from www.transitioncambridge.org to www.transitioncambridge.org.uk. We will make the change as seamless as possible and we hope it does not cause inconvenience. The old domain will show a redirect link for you to click on. There are several reasons for the change over. As well as the domain change you will see the new domain is secure (it has a security certificate and it uses https instead of http) and you may like to know it will be hosted by local company Mythic Beasts. If there is a problem please get in touch with us.
Have you ever wondered why repair cafes are a good idea? Find our by watching this short film Channel 4 made at the Fulbourn Repair Cafe. It explains why fixing stuff is good for the planet and good for us too. Plus learning how to fix things is interesting and empowering.
08:00-16:00, Sidgwick Site Car Park Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DD
Bring along any electrical or electronic items (anything with a plug or battery), large or small, to be recycled. Open to households and businesses. More details here.
09:00-15:00, Cottenham Road, Histon
Join us this summer for woodland adventures at the Summer Forest School. Attendance to the entire 3 days is recommended to complete a project, but children can attend for single day to complete a smaller task. (Cost £70 for three days, £30/day.) Each day, children will be busy using ropes, wood work tools, pulleys and working with different materials (clay, wood, mud!). They may practice natural dye making, making shelters, exploring fire lighting and the different uses of fire. A qualified Teacher and Forest School Leader will support and assist children with new knowledge and skills or by building-up on existing ones. Please bring a water bottle, a packed lunch and suitable clothing. We will provide equipment, materials and freshly prepared snacks cooked on the fire. On the last day, children will have the opportunity to plan and prepare a two-course feast on the fire! More details here.
19:30-15:00, various in Peterborough
PECT (Peterborough Environment City Trust) are organising this green festival. They say: 'Considering alternative ways of living to what has become the norm is challenging but the process of questioning these norms and considering what would lead to a fair and respectful global community is what the focus of 'Planet B' is. What needs to happen for people to understand the issues, become more resilient together and take positive actions? This can be referred to as the need for a 'deep adaptation agenda' consisting of Resilience, Relinquishment and Restoration.' There are film showings, a huge picnic, debates, family events and more... Lots of events are free. Check the programme for details of events, dates, venues and how to book. More details here.
12:00-16:00, Foster Road allotments, CB2 9JR
Please note: date change to Sunday 20th August Trumpington Allotment Society invites you to an OPEN DAY at FOSTER ROAD ALLOTMENTS There will be Fun for children, Fun for everybody else, vegetables, wildlife, permaculture, sheds, Fresh produce or sale and much, much more SUNDAY 20th AUGUST, time 12-4pm (provisional, TBC) Free, open to all. Part of National Allotments Week If your organization would like a stall please get in touch with us by email. www.allotments.net/allotments/Trumpington Part of National Allotments Week If your organization would like a stall please get in touch with us by email. firstname.lastname@example.org www.allotments.net/allotments/Trumpington More details here.
A final note just to say that Transition will be taking our usual annual break in August, so there will only be one more newsletter before September (it will go out on 24 July). So if you've got something you'd like people to know about in August or September, please enter it into our on-line events system soon, so that it can go out in our next newsletter. Thanks!
Hope you're having a great summer,
Anna and the bulletin writing team