While many of us are finding our thoughts drawn towards events in Copenhagen this week it's worth remembering that what we do in our local communities can be as vital and long-lasting as deals done in distant lands ...
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Come and see this incredible documentary about one man and his family trying to live without making any environmental impact right bang in the centre of New York City. Colin Beaven is the No Impact Man and this documentary tells the story of Colin's experiment with researching, developing and adopting a way of life for him and his family. Reviewers comments include "Terrifically entertaining. Compelling and extremely funny" Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times and "Proof that 'eco' and 'entertainment' aren't mutually exclusive" John Anderson, Variety.
Please come and join us for a community evening to watch the film and discuss how we can all do our little bit in reducing our impact on the environment. Have a look at Colin's blog and watch the trailer here. Thanks to Nigel Dent for organising this film showing!
Romsey Mill (Hemingford Road/Mill Road). 8pm Cost £4. Free tea/coffee and cake!
Come along to the cafe to meet others interested in the transition to a low carbon Cambridge... 7.45ish to 10ish, 22a Jesus Lane.
Over the last week the Transition East Support Group have been compiling notes taken at the Second Regional Gathering in Diss on November 14th. They have just been uploaded onto the Transition East website http://tinyurl.com/yl9ys3t
Meanwhile news of our activities has gone nationwide. On Nov 17th a glowing report of the regional document was posted by Rob Hopkins on www.transitionculture.org entitled A Brilliant Look at What's Rising in the East of England (that's all 29 of us!).
You can also download a slightly more complete pdf version from Transition East or see an on-line version on the Transition Gathering blog which can be found here: www.transitioncircleeast.blogspot.com. This will be updated for the next regional gathering.
Kim Warren won the adult section in the hat competition at Mill Road Winter Fair with a lovely edible hat. She had to nominate a charity to receive £100, and chose Transition Cambridge!
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I saw a movie, and the world collapsed tells G.R. Mantard's own story of how he was inspired by climate change film Age of Stupid to calculate his carbon footprint and learn how to reduce it.
The story personally engages with the reader to communicate the science, the policy and the personal dilemmas. It climaxes by showing how low-carbon living is positive and enjoyable, and urges the reader to take action at personal, community and political level.
Whatever happens in Copenhagen this week, Transition Cambridge is growing onward and upward in a community near you. Hope to see you soon.