Dear Transitioners,

Happy New Year! There are lots of transition events to get 2009 off to a good start – hope you can make some of them!

  • Transition Café open this Thursday from 8pm + creative recycling with Agi
  • Education group open meeting on 15 January
  • Seed swap at Trumpington Village Hall on Sunday 18 January
  • Heart & Soul group - 1st meeting on 20 January
  • Other Transition events in January

Other events in Cambridge

  • New Carbon Footprint Groups starting (run by Cambridge Carbon Footprint )
  • Talk: Adapting to Climate Change, by Prof. Martin Parry
  • Transition Café is open this Thursday + creative recycling with Agi

The Transition Cafe will be open from 8pm at 22a Jesus Lane. Come along and meet some other transitioners! Agi will also be demonstrating how to creatively recycle clear yoghurt pot lids, napkins and tetrapaks into more useful items such as wallets and jewellery (from 8:15pm).

  • Education group open meeting on 15 January

Transition Cambridge Education Group open meeting at 7.30pm, Thursday 15th January 2009, Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane. This will be an open meeting for all transitioners and would-be transitioners interested in education, to find our passion in education for the journey to a post-oil future. All welcome.

  • Seed swap at Trumpington Village Hall

Sunday January 18th, 1.30 to 4.00pm, High Street, Trumpington, Cambridge, Cambs CB2 9HZ; £1 entry fee, children free. Refreshments: Trumpington W.I. will be selling Fair trade Tea, coffee, biscuits and home made cakes. Local Cam Valley apple juice will also be available for sale. Organised by the Trumpington Allotment Society

Seed swapping aims is to bring people together to share seeds, help to maintain heritage types, maintain the gene pool and promote interest in growing vegetables, fruit and flowers. Seeds can be collected and saved from your allotments and gardens. You can bring any seeds you have spare such as: 1. Those collected from this year's crop of vegetables and flowers. 2. Heritage varieties 3. Used packets - unfinished or unwanted 4. Free packets from gardening magazines or freebees. For more information, have a look here:

  • 1st meeting of the Heart & Soul group on 20 January

The Heart and Soul aspect of Transition is very important - it covers how we look after ourselves and how we support each other through the transition, and also how we make the transition process enjoyable and enlivening. We hope to have our first meeting of a 'Body Mind Heart & Soul' group at 7:30pm on Tuesday 20 January, at the Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane. If this interests you, please come along!

  • Other Transition events in January

21st Jan: Transition Cambridge Knitting Circle 22nd Jan: Transition Cafe 27th Jan: Talk: The World Needs Your Passion, by Corrina Gordon All our events are listed on our web-site at: and on our calendar of events at .

  • New Carbon Footprint Groups starting, run by Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Cambridge Carbon Footprint will be running several new carbon footprint groups this January and February. These groups are a great way to find motivation, support, and information on lowering your personal impact on the climate. The groups meet fortnightly, on Mondays (1pm or 7:30pm) and Thursdays (7:30pm) in Cambridge, and Tuesdays (7pm) in Bottisham. There will also be a group starting in Ely in February. There is a one-off cost for the groups of £7.50 to cover the cost of materials. Please spread the word among neighbours and friends! For more information contact Karin at Cambridge Carbon Footprint, or see .

  • Talk: Adapting to Climate Change: Necessities and Priorities

By Professor Martin Parry, Chair, IPCC's Task Group on Scenarios for Climate Impact Assessment; Tuesday 13th January, 5pm in the Garden Room, St Edmund's College. This is the first of a series of seminars on Adaptation to Climate Change, organised by the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies. For other lectures in this series, see For more information, contact Sir Brian Heap

If you have ideas for future transition events or activities, we'd love to hear from you!

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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.

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