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Hi All,

Busy week ahead - lots to get out and about for!

Transition News and Events:

  • Wednesday 27th January: Knitting Circle
  • Wednesday 27th January: Food Group meeting
  • Thursday 28th January: Corrina on the radio
  • Friday 29th January: First Transition Cherry Hinton Event

Related News and Events:

  • Wedesday 27th January: Talk: Roadmap to 2050

Dates for your diary:

  • Thursday 4th February: Transition Cambridge Transport Group NEW
  • Monday 8th February: Transition Cambridge Education Group NEW

Request for Help:

  • Energy Group Photovoltaic query

Transition News and Events:

  • Wednesday 27th January: Knitting Circle

Knitters, crocheters, beginner/re-beginners/intermediates/advanced. Contact Lulu for more information. 50p contribution for refreshments, all welcome. (Please confirm the date with Lulu before going along in case of changes) 7.30pm - 9.30pm, at Lulu's house, near the station, in Brackyn Road.

  • Wednesday 27th January: Food Group meeting

The Food Group will meet in the Geldart on Ainsworth Street at 7.30pm: all welcome

  • Thursday 28th January: Corrina on the radio

Corrina will be on 209 Radio from 5.15pm speaking about Transition in Cherry Hinton and the 'Power of Community' night planned there for Friday.

Listen online at: http://www.209radio.co.uk/ [The show will be archived there for a week; it's the drive-time show with Davina and Scratch].

  • Friday 29th January: First Transition Cherry Hinton Event

Transition works well at the local level and Cherry Hinton is the first of Cambridge's districts to explore what Transition would mean here. If you live or work in Cherry Hinton, come along to this launch night: A film showing of The Power of Community: how Cuba survived Peak Oil, followed by discussion and an introductory Cuban salsa class.

The Mayor is due to attend and various other councillors, community organisers and representatives from thriving local groups, as well as lots of residents and local workers. This event will be a celebration of Cherry Hinton community. All ages are welcome. There will be tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits available - feel free to bring cakes and biscuits to share. The event is FREE with donations towards room hire welcomed.

7.30pm (doors open 7.15pm), Royal British Legion Hall, 58 Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton. For more information, contact Corrina

Related News and Events:

  • Wednesday 27th January: Talk: Roadmap to 2050

We have an addiction to fossil fuels, and it is not sustainable. How can we replace fossil fuels? How can we ensure security of energy supply? How can we solve climate change? Following the great success of his recent book “Sustainable Energy – without the hot air” Professor David Mackay will explore pathways which we can transition to low carbon energy by 2050

18.00-19.30, Cambridge University Engineering Dept. More info: http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/22126

Dates for your diary:

  • Thursday 4th February: Transition Cambridge Transport Group

The next Transition Cafe evening on Thursday 4th Feb will host the initial meeting of the new Transition Cambridge Transport Group (TCTG). The cafe opens at 7:30pm and the transport meeting will start at 8pm and finish at 9pm, followed by an hour or so of informal socialising. If you would like to become involved in setting up the group please come along. In the meantime if you like to know more please contact James

The Transition Cafe is held at 22 Jesus Lane.

  • Monday 8th February: Transition Cambridge Education Group

The TC Education Group is re-emerging! Many of you will recall the work done by previous members of this group [for a reminder see here. Interest is growing again in this important area - if you would like to be involved there will be a meeting upstairs at CB2 cafe on Norfolk St, 7.30pm onwards. For more info contact Beck

Request for Help:

  • Energy Group Photovoltaic query

The Energy Group would like contact people who have experience with PV in order to compile some case studies and advice for others who are considering having it installed. We are interested both in people who have had it done recently and therefore have up-to-date experience with suppliers, and in those who have had it done a few years ago so that they can tell us what yields they have achieved and if there were any maintenance problems. If you can help, please contact the energy group

Hope to see you soon!

Cheers

Rob

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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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