Newsletter20090511

Hi All,

Summer is just around the corner and, with it, Strawberry Fair and the City's Environment Festival. Why not come down to the Transition Cafe on Thursday and find out more about what is going on?

Transition News and Events:

  • Food Group Meeting - Wednesday 13th
  • Knitting circle - Wednesday 13th
  • Transition Cafe and Festival Discussion - Thursday 14th
  • Transition Tavern - Sunday 31st

Special Projects

  • EERA Consultation

Related events:

  • Talk - Bio-strategic survival: Continuous education, evolution and crisis - Thursday 14th
  • Seminar - The Inner Engineering programme - Monday 18th

Transition News and Events

  • Food Group Meeting - Wednesday 13th May

The Food Group will be meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm at The Geldart (which has free WiFi and serves food from 6-10pm) All welcome!

 * Knitting Circle -  Wednesday 13th May 

No experience necessary. It would be helpful if you would bring knitting needles and yarn if you have them. The organiser, Lulu, lives off Coleridge Road very near to the station. E-mail her for more details. She suggests a 1.00 donation towards refreshments. Starts at 7.30pm.

  • Transition Cafe and Festival Stall evening - Thursday 14th May

Strawberry Fair and the Environment Festival are fast approaching and we have a positively huge lineup of events planned. This will be a fantastic opportunity to spread the word and keep Transition Cambridge expanding. In preparation we are looking for more people to help.

- If you want to offer your creativity, you can help Irma and Naveen with giving our stall a makeover: this needs some creative minds and fingers to help with sewing and whatever else we can come up with, your ideas are very welcome... - You could spend some time helping us run stalls and get the Transition message out. - We need help with practical tasks, such as preparing leaflets, setting up the stalls and offering helping hands and support to the rest of us!!!

You are invited to come and meet fellow transitioners, have a friendly chat and see if you'd like to get more involved in our most exciting summer yet!

Looking forward to seeing you there.

The Transition Cafe is at 22a Jesus Lane - from 8pm

  • Transition Tavern - Sunday 31st May

A slightly different sort of social event - come to the pub and hear what Transition Cambridge and the sub-groups have been up to and what we have planned for the near future. You've heard of Food Miles but have you ever pondered your Ale Miles?

The Transition Tavern will be open from 6.30pm with talks starting at 7pm. Six Bells, Covent Garden, Cambridge.

For more information about all of these events, please see our website: https://www.transitioncambridge.org.

Special Projects

  • East of England Regional Assembly Consultation

The EERA (East of England Regional Assembly) is currently taking consultations on its 'East of England Implementation Plan'. This sets the planning targets for Cambridge City Council over the next few decades. It currently has no response to peak oil (though there are some targets for reducing greenhouse gases) and food issues are not mentioned at all. This makes it very difficult for the City and South Cambs Councils to engage officially with many Transition issues.

The Food Group believes a response might create a mandate that could lead to a Cambridge-wide food strategy and need some more people to help them put something together before the deadline on the 3rd July. Most of the work to date has centred around food issues but other Transition issues such as housing, transport and energy will be influenced by the Plan and need our input.

If you can contribute to a working group to help with this, please email cambridgefoodgroup@googlemail.com

More info here:

http://www.eeda.org.uk/implementationplan.asp http://www.go-east.gov.uk/goeast/planning/regional_planning/

We'll publish some information in a later newsletter about how you can register your own response to the consultation process - every voice counts!

Related Events

  • Bio-strategic survival: Continuous education, evolution and crisis - Thursday 14th May

With a sprightly mind, sharp wit and clear perception Tomio Kikuchi brings a breath of fresh air to activities and clearly sees optimistic outcomes for pessimistic situations.

Venue: Green Room, Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge

For more information, please visit: http://www.permanenteducation.co.uk/node/3

 * The Inner Engineering programme - Monday 18th May, 6:45 - 8:45pm

Learn a 21-minute daily meditation for inner health and well-being: The Inner Engineering programme will shortly be taught by the Isha Foundation in Cambridge. For an rare opportunity to learn more from Isha founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, please come to a free introductory talk in The Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London.

For more information, please contact Pippa on 01223 505059, e-mail: pippa.office@ntlworld.com or visit:

http://www.ishafoundation.org/Inner-Transformation/Inner-Engineering-Video.isa

That's all for this week. Hope to see you at some of these events! Please keep sending in items for the bulletin and let us know how you'd like to get involved!

Cheers

Rob

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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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