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Transition Cambridge Hi All,

Some interesting talks this week and a new enterprise bringing local food into the heart of the City...

Transition News and Events:

  • Transition Cafe - Thursday 29th October

Related News and Events:

  • Talk: What will sustainable, green housing look like? - Wednesday 28th October
  • Seminar: ELCF: Engineering for a Low Carbon Future: PAS 2050 - Wednesday 28th October
  • Urban Larder opening day! - Saturday 31st October
  • Community growing space at Anglesey Abbey

Dates for your Diary:

  • Meeting: What Copenhagen means for you - Tuesday 3rd November

Transition News and Events:

  • Transition Cafe - Thursday 29th October

Come along to the cafe to meet others interested in the transition to a low carbon Cambridge... 7.45ish to 10ish, 22a Jesus Lane.

Related News and Events:

  • Talk: What will sustainable, green housing look like? - Wednesday 28th October

What will sustainable green housing look like? What will the benefits be? And why will it happen, including Government Plans for Zero Carbon homes by 2016.

Anglia Ruskin University. 17.00-19.00. Book in advance

  • Seminar: ELCF: Engineering for a Low Carbon Future: PAS 2050 - Wednesday 28th October

Technical talk from Professor Roland Clift - Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey. In October 2008, the British Standards Institute (BSI) together with the UK Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Carbon Trust published a specification, known as "PAS 2050", for calculating the emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) associated with consumer products and services.

This talk, presented by a member of the technical steering committee for drafting PAS 2050, will explain the background and objectives of the approach, the methodological basis for the specification, and the ways in which "carbon labels" are likely to affect the management of supply chains.

More info here: http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/20389 LR4, Engineering Department, Baker Building. 17.00 - 18.00

  • Urban Larder opening day! - Saturday 31st October

Urban Larder is set to open its doors in Hope Street Yard on the 31st October 2009 - Halloween! Urban Larder brings locally sourced food from farms, orchards, kitchens and homes in the surrounding countryside to the heart of Mill Road.

"After much research we found that people in the area wanted to support local farmers and producers and buy local produce; so we have been out and about, but not too far, and sourced some of the finest products from outside the city to bring to your home., We hope to provide the community with a great selection of organic, free-range, homemade and sustainable food choices and become a regular part of your weekly shop."

More info here: http://urbanlarder.co.uk/

  • Community growing space at Anglesey Abbey

Exciting news has come to our attention, the National Trust at Anglesey Abbey in Lode is giving over a whole field for a community growing project. The site is large enough to provide up to 40 allotments, community fruit and nut orchards, a wildlife and pond area with a central community area in the middle of the site. With raised beds, hard standing and the nearby, newly built Pavillion with its well equipped kitchen, the community area will be the heart of the growing space and will be used for practical food growing experiments and demonstrations, educational programmes, community food celebrations and more.

Iwan Hughes is the man behind this beautiful idea, and, with funding secured until March 2011, it's one that looks sure to become a reality over the coming months. He is looking for a group of enthusiastic volunteers to help take the idea forward and help to build and develop the site to reflect the wishes and needs of the local community.

Are you inspired by his vision to help make it happen? For more information or simply to register your interest, contact Iwan directly.

Dates for your Diary:

  • Meeting: What Copenhagen means for you - Tuesday 3rd November

From 7 December, 192 environment ministers and officials from around the world will meet in Copenhagen for the UN climate conference which will decide the successor to the Kyoto Protocol. But what exactly do we want from the Copenhagen climate change conference and what is on the agenda? Join a panel of experts, chaired by Tim Radford (The Guardian), as they unpick the themes behind the summit which is set to decide the fate of the planet.

Large Hall, Guildhall, Cambridge. 6.30pm - 8pm

Tickets are free, advanced booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. To reserve tickets call 01223 766766

Plenty of places to keep warm as the nights close in. Happy Halloween!

Cheers

Rob

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