Hi everyone,

We have lots of exciting events coming up! If you're interested in Education for the transition to a post-oil world, come along on Thursday to discuss what we can do in Cambridge. On Sunday there's a chance to swap seeds ready for planting this year and to meet others with a passion for growing! Then next Tuesday there's a meeting about the Heart and Soul aspect of transition – how we look after ourselves and each other through the transition. And that's just a few of the things on offer over the next couple of weeks…

  • Education for Transition – meeting this Thursday
  • Seed swap at Trumpington Village Hall on Sunday 18 January
  • Heart & Soul group - 1st meeting on 20 January
  • More Transition events…

Other related events:

  • Talk tomorrow: Adapting to Climate Change, by Prof. Martin Parry
  • Consumption and Waste event with Cambridge Carbon Footprint
  • Saffron Walden in Transition, with a series of interesting talks

And an interesting idea!

  • Carrot-mobbing – "buy-cott" environmental shops and businesses!
  • Education for Transition – meeting this Thursday

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!

  • More Transition events!

21st Jan: Transition Cambridge Knitting Circle 22nd Jan: Transition Cafe (every 2 weeks on Thursday) 27th Jan: Talk: The World Needs Your Passion, by Corrina Gordon 22nd Feb: Film: Money as Debt

All our events are listed on our web-site at: and on our calendar of events at .

  • Talk tomorrow: 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

  • Consumption and Waste event with Cambridge Carbon Footprint

7:30-9:30, 20th Jan, Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane. There will be tat bingo, a clothes swap, and knitting lessons organized by Suzie (also founder member of Transition Cambridge). Bring along any unwanted Christmas presents and see if you can exchange them for something better! Home-made cakes and tea will be on hand as well. All welcome.

  • Saffron Walden is starting its Transition journey!

Here are their first events from March-May to which you will be very welcome to attend: 24 Mar: Jeremy Leggett, 7.30pm, Saffron Walden Town Hall 15 Apr: Rupert Read, 7.30pm, Saffron Walden Town Hall 23 Apr: David Strahan, 7.30pm, Uttlesford DC Chamber For more info, contact Steve

  • Carrot-mob

This is an amazing people-power organisation in the USA – they organize consumers to "buy-cott" shops or businesses who make an environmental or ethical commitment. Have a look here: There's a 10 minute video on their front page which showcases how businesses can get involved. A carrotmobbing event happened in London too - written up in the Guardian: Perhaps something to think about for Cambridge? (Thanks to Jacky for sending this in!)

If you'd like to get involved and/or have ideas for Transition Cambridge, let us know!


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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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