Newsletter20100628

Hi All, 

An interesting development for Transition Cambridge this week as we open the doors to our new Resource Centre at the United Reform Church on Cherry Hinton Road!

Transition News and Events:

  • Tuesday 29th June : Energy Group meeting
  • Tuesday 29th June : Transition Cambridge Resource Centre opens!
  • Sunday 4th July: Permaculture Group meeting
  • Tuesday 6th July: Renewable Energy at Home
  • Story Competition: Winners Announced!

Related News and Events:

  • Tuesday 29th June: Keith Jordan's Grown Your Own
  • Saturday 3rd July: 3rd Urban Yard Fair
  • Saturday 3rd July: Sing and Swim for Water Aid
  • Streetcar in Cambridge

Transition News and Events:

  • Tuesday 29th June : Energy Group meeting

The next Energy Group meeting will be held at Nicola\'s house on Chesterton Road at 8pm on the 29th June. Contact Nicola for the details of the address.

  • Tuesday 29th June : Transition Cambridge Resource Centre opens!

The new Transition Cambridge Resource Centre is now open every Tuesday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm.  We can provide information about Transition and other events. We\'ll also have information about other local resources and have books on sustainability for loan. Come in to have a chat and find out more about us! You can find us at the United Reformed Church on Cherry Hinton Road (corner with Hartington Grove, please use the side entrance on Hartington Grove). If you\'re unable to make it in person please get in touch by phone on (01223) 246747

  • Sunday 4th July: Permaculture Group meeting

Pippa has invited us to visit her garden in Fulbourn on Sunday 4 July for a bring & share lunch from 1pm. This is her first 'permaculture' season, so what you'll see is the beginning of a forest garden project, with a number of new raised beds of fruit, veg and herbs, built around and between several mature and some recently planted or relocated fruit trees, bushes and soft fruit canes.

We will also be discussing the calendar for the next year, updating on recent developments in the group and planning practical workshops and exercises.

Come and share a meal and your stories, questions and ideas about your own

permaculture plans and projects. To indicate your interest and get further directions please contact Pippa via e-mail. Those without e-mail can contact Ceri and Dave on 01223 840602 instead.

  • Tuesday 6th July: Renewable Energy at Home

The energy group are hosting a Q&A session about renewable energy for the home. There will be experts and users to answer your questions on solar electricity (PV), solar hot water, ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps. More info here 

8.00 - 9.45pm at Michaelhouse on Trinity Street. Entrance is free but we would appreciate a donation of £2 - £3 to cover the cost of hiring the hall.

  • Story Competition: Winners Announced!

Last Wednesday we held our prize-giving ceremony for our story writing competition!

The winners are Milly Gilbert in the under 14 category, Laura Elworthy of Hinchingbrooke School in the 14-17 category, and Catriona Silvery in the adult category.

We received lots of great stories and as well as reading the category winners via the links above, you can read all the short-listed stories on the TC web-site here

 

Related News and Events:

  • Tuesday 29th June: Keith Jordan's Grown Your Own

Organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Keith Jordan’s final Grow your Own session this season is a visit to an organic allotment at Stourbridge Grove. Meet at the entrance to the allotments on Coldhams Rd, opposite Vinery Way at 7.30 (prompt arrival please!) Booking is essential for this event as there will be a maximum of 12 places.

Contact Cambridge Carbon Footprint or (01223) 971353

  • Saturday 3rd July: Sing and Swim for Water Aid

Bring your own picnic! There will be swimming, picnics and lots of live music, including the Water Choir. There will be lots of environmental songs (and a Transition stall). £6 adults, £3 concessions and children. All proceeds to Water Aid. Tickets on the door or from Talking in Tune (01223) 5732886pm - 8.30pm Jesus Green Swimming Pool

  • Saturday 3rd July: 3rd Urban Yard Fair

The 3rd Urban Yard Fair is here! As the days are moving forward, more and more people are showing interest in both visiting and exhibiting, it really is getting exciting. This has got to be the most packed program so far - there\'ll be crafts, art, music, food, magic and more. Also new to the Urban Larder, two new companies, The Red Poll Cattle, they promise to cook up some tasty burgers to whet our appetites, and The Saffron Ice Cream Company will be making their debut with their scummy honey and lavender ice cream. 11am - 5pm. Hope St Yard - off Mill Road. More info: http://urbanlarder.co.uk/

  • Streetcar in Cambridge

Streetcar is a pay-as-you-go car club designed to provide members with access to cars and vans as quickly and conveniently as possible with the least amount of hassle. The Streetcar team are passionate about bringing this innovative concept to every urban street as a simpler, more efficient, more sustainable way to use a car. Usage is charged in 30 minute units, at a typical rate of £5.95 per hour. Regardless of how long a member books a car for, a maximum charge of £59.50 applies per 24 hours. Included in this price are insurance and 30 miles of free fuel per day for any booking less than 48 hours and free petrol for any booking longer than 48 hours. Every Streetcar takes an average of 20 privately owned cars off the roads of the UK, because members often sell (or don\'t replace) a car when they join. This means Streetcar has already taken over 24,000 cars off the streets. Streetcar has found that members choose to drive a car 68% less after joining Streetcar than before, as they both make better use of public transport and think much harder about their transport options according to what they need to achieve and the cost associated with that decision. If you join through the following link www.streetcar.co.uk/cambridge you get £20 worth of driving credit.

(Anna recently joined and thinks it’s great!)

See you out there (but don't forget your sunhat!) Cheers

Rob 

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