Transition Cambridge Hi everyone

There are some interesting talks and workshops coming up soon, as well as regular Transition meetings, not surprising, in the run-up to Copenhagen.

CONTENTS Transition News and Events:

  • Wednesday 4th November Food Group meeting 7.30pm
  • Thursday 5th November 6.45 - 9.00pm Well-Being "Bring and Share"
  • Tuesday 10th November Renewable Energy group
  • Thursday 12th November: Transition café and newcomers evening
  • Saturday 14th November: Transition East Regional Meeting
  • Tuesday 24th November meal and film showing "The Power of Community"
  • Well-being group: free massage offer for hardworking local Transitioner!

Related News and Events:

  • Tuesday 3rd November - Meeting: What Copenhagen means for you
  • Monday 9th November, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Grow Your Own
  • Tuesday 10th November, 2-5.30 pm Green Enterprise workshop
  • Friday 27th November: Copenhagen Question Time with Sir David King

Advanced date for your diary

  • Saturday 5th December Transition Stall at Mill Road Winter Fair

Transition News and Events:

  • Wednesday 4th November: Food Group meeting

7.30pm at the Geldart Pub on Ainsworth Street. Everyone welcome - just come along.

  • Thursday 5th November: 6.45 - 9.00pm Well-Being "Bring and Share"

This is a regular sharing space where we can focus on our well-being as it relates to Transition. What's supporting us in Transition? What's hindering us? We each have time to speak and seek feedback if wanted; this is then followed by a bring-and-share dinner. This week we meet in Cherry Hinton; please contact Corrina for directions and to let her know you plan to attend

  • Tuesday 10th November: Renewable Energy group

We will be meeting upstairs in the Maypole pub again (by the Park St. Car Park). The booking is provisional - if the landlord gets a big party he will bump us out so please check the Transition Cambridge website again on the day.

  • Thursday 12th November: Transition café and newcomers evening

Our dynamic Transition café meets again. Come along to meet others interested in the transition to a low carbon Cambridge... 7:45ish to 10ish, 22a Jesus Lane. Between 8 and 9pm we will be welcoming newcomers to Transition, so come along to find out more about us.

  • Saturday 14 November: Transition East Regional Meeting

This will be a chance to meet with people involved in Transition groups throughout East Anglia. If several people from here are interested in going, we could share transport. To book a place at the Gathering email Gary

  • Tuesday 24th November: meal and film showing "The Power of Community"

A community meal and film in association with Emmanuel United Reformed Church on Cherry Hinton Road. The church is planning a series of evenings on themes related to sustainability and eco issues. A simple meal, with a Cuban flavour, will be served from 6.00pm (FREE - donations welcome). The film will be shown at 7.15pm (53 mins), followed by discussion for anyone wishing to stay. All welcome!

  • Free massage offer for a hardworking Cambridge Transitioner!

Wellbeing Group Massage Offer - One purpose of the Wellbeing Group is to support the wellbeing of those individuals actively involved with Transition. To this end, Jono Sedley, a qualified massage therapist, is kindly offering one free massage every two weeks to a Transitioner. Do you know someone who's been digging away in others' gardens? Tirelessly taken meeting minutes? Spent a Saturday on a stall? Then email their name and contact details (with their permission) to Jono along with their general times of availability. Jono can then get in touch with them to arrange a mutually convenient time. If you would like to offer your skills to benefit other Transitioners, let us know (contact Corrina)

Related News and Events

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

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

  • Monday 9th November, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Grow Your Own

Preparing for Spring, with Keith Jordan, local gardener and allotment holder. All levels of gardening experience are welcome! Special to this session: time for planting garlic, sowing broad beans and other preparations for next spring. Venue: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge. (Thanks to Cambridge Carbon Footprint)

  • Tuesday 10th November, 2-5.30 pm

Green Enterprise: How to turn your green idea into a social enterprise or commercial business with Anne Miller of The Creativity Partnership and George Ruddock, of Citylife. This half day workshop is for people who are unemployed or underemployed (eg recent graduates unable to find an appropriate job), who have an idea for a way to make the world a slightly better place and want to explore entrepreneurial ways to make it real. Venue: Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road. To book or learn more, contact Naima Islam

  • Friday 27th November: Copenhagen Question Time with Sir David King

Emmanuel United Reform Church 7.30 - 9.30pm. Organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint. David Howarth MP (Lib/Dem), Richard Normington (Cons), Daniel Zeichner (Labour), and Tony Juniper (Green) will answer your questions about climate change and Copenhagen. Come and hold our politicians to account and press the importance of the UN Copenhagen negotiations.

Have a great week. I hope you are enjoying all those wonderful local pears as much as I am!


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