Newsletter20090616

Hi everyone,

The Environment Festival is now in full swing, and we've got lots of events coming up - we hope you can make some of them! And a warm welcome to everyone who signed up to receive this bulletin at one of our stalls this last weekend!

Transition Events Coming Up

  • Talk: "Wild about Food" by Jacky Sutton-Adam this Wednesday 17 June
  • Film: "The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" this Thursday 18 June
  • Special event "Welcome to Transition Cambridge" this Friday 19 June
  • Our calender of events - lots more events next week!

Related News and Events

  • Films: Age of Stupid and Who Killed the Electric Car
  • Helping out with recycling at the May Balls this week
  • Climate Camp national gathering in Cambridge this weekend
  • Open Day at Stourbridge Grove Allotments Sat 20 June
  • Permaculture Design - Introduction Course 4-5 July

Transition Events Coming Up

  • Talk: "Wild about Food" by Jacky Sutton-Adam this Wednesday 17th June

Find out about the health, pleasure and environmental benefits of collecting and eating wild food with local forager and food group member Jacky Sutton-Adam. Illustrated talk with wild food refreshments to sample afterwards. 7-9pm, Ross Street Community Centre, Price: 1 on the door to cover room hire, plus a small donation for refreshements. Advance booking is essential as there is limited space. To reserve a place, e-mail Jacky

  • Film: "The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" this Thursday 18th June

We showed this film before at the Arts Picture house and it was a sell-out! Here is a review: https://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TT.POC20081125. If you were turned away then, here is another chance. There is also information about this film at http://www.powerofcommunity.org. 7-9pm, Meadows Community Centre, St Catherine's Road (off Arbury Road) Admission 1.

  • Special event "Welcome to Transition Cambridge" this Friday 19th June

Come and find out more about Transition Cambridge! An evening to introduce you to the ever-growing network of Transition Initiatives, the twin issues of Peak Oil & Climate Change, and an invitation to get involved. There'll be representatives from some of the Transition Cambridge sub-groups who'll tell us about their projects, as well as a short film and a chance to meet others interested in transition. 7-9pm Friends' Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge. Free admission.

  • Our calender of events - lots more events next week!

- Tuesday 23 June: Workshop - "Taking Action - The Inner Game" (7-9pm, Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane) - Wednesday 24 June: Film- "Escape from Suburbia - beyond the American Dream" (7-9pm, Ross Street Community Centre) - Thursday 25 June: Workshop - "The World Needs Your Passion" (7:30-9pm, Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane) 2 - Friday 26 June: Talk - "The Global and the Local: Sustainability in Food and Shopping" by Dr Rosie Cox (7-9pm, Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane) - Saturday 27 June: "Transition Tales and Visions" (2:30-5pm, The Shop, 18 Jesus Lane) 3. - Saturday 4 July: "Transition Well-Being Day" (10-5pm, The Sukhmani Centre) by donation. - Sunday 5 July: "Transition Cambridge Open Meeting" (Romsey Mill, details to be confirmed) - Sat 5 - Sun 6 September: "Transition Training" in Cambridge - details to follow, cost approximately 100 (we'll try to offer some places for less, if you have ideas where we could apply for funding, let us know!)

For more info about these events, see our web-site: https://www.transitioncambridge.org/events The full programme of events for the Environment Festival is available here: http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/public/docs/Environment%20Festival%202009%20programme.pdf

Related News and Events

  • Age of Stupid and Who Killed the Electric Car

Cambridge Carbon Footprint will be showing these two important films as part of the Environment Festival: 'Age of Stupid' in the Winstanley Theatre at Trinity College, June 17th at 7:30pm. 'Who Killed the Electric the Car' along with the short film 'Cheat Neutral' on June 18th, 6-8:30pm. It will be followed by a discussion with Rosemary Randall (CCF) and Alex Randall of Cheat Neutral.

  • Helping out with recycling at the May Balls

Do you like to recycle? The College Ball Sustainability Project is looking for environmentally conscious individuals to recycle at: Magdalene May Ball (Wednesday 17th June), contact Anthony Chan Darwin May Ball (Friday 19th June), contact Jacob Brubert Please ask the relevant person for information about working at the event. This is the fourth year that the CBSP have been operating so we've got it all sorted for you to just come along and help divert literally tonnes of waste from landfill. Any other enquiries please contact Will White. http://www.societies.cam.ac.uk/cuecs/projects.html

  • Climate Camp national gathering in Cambridge this weekend

The Camp for Climate Action is a growing national movement that has organised summer camps in the UK for the last three years, through direct action, education, sustainable living and movement building http://www.climatecamp.org.uk. Following the successful camp at the G20, this summer Climate Camp is returning to the city of London to show how our economic system is driving climate change. The camp is organised through non-hierarchical, monthly national gatherings, and the next one is going to be in Cambridge this weekend! If you would like to get involved with organising the summer's camp, to meet local and national activists, and to find out more about how it works, come along. 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of Technology, Cheddars lane, Cambridge. For more information, see the website: http://climatecamp.org.uk/gatherings.

  • Open Day at Stourbridge Grove Allotments Sat 20 June

Romsey Town and District Gardening Society will be holding its Open Day on Saturday 20th June from 12 to 4pm at the Stourbridge Grove Allotment site, entrance on Stourbridge Grove, off Coldham's Lane. There will be refreshments, plants, a produce and gardening sundries stand, a tombola, candy floss and strawberry smoothies, and other attractions. Please come along and see the great work we have done improving the site, adding a community orchard, accessible raised beds for the disabled, and filling our plots with keen allotmenteers!

  • Permaculture Design - Introduction Course 4-5 July

A weekend course to introduce the basics of permaculture and show how this approach can be applied. The course will be held at Yelnow Organic Farm, about 30 miles from Cambridge in the middle of Odell Great Wood, with camping and caravan residential options. More info here: http://transitioneast.net/groups/zero-carbon-castle/permaculture-design-introduction

Thanks to everyone for continuing to send in items for the bulletin! Do let us know if you'd like to get more involved with Transition Cambridge, and we hope to see you at some of these events!

Anna

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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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