Transition is about our local community. On May 6th our local community will decide who we send to Parliament to represent our interests and to raise the issues we believe should be raised. Who are you going to send to speak for you?
Wednesday 28th 8pm : What Kind of Britain? Visions of a Sustainable Economy.
Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge
Join some of Cambridge's Parliamentary candidates for a debate hosted by Transition Cambridge and Cambridge University's Department of Geography.
Under your scrutiny will be:
Whether or not you have already decided how to vote - your presence, your questions and the issues you raise demonstrate to the candidates what you care about and help shape the political agenda.
Please do come and bring your friends. SPREAD THE WORD! If you don't tell the candidates what is important to you then they won't know! Please email widely - and share the event on Facebook . These opportunities don't come very often so let's make this one count.
8.00pm - 9.30pm Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.
7.30pm at Corrina's house in Cherry Hinton. Please contact Corrina by email or phone 07762 226470 for the address.
Pre-election hustings 8:00 pm at Emmanuel URC Church, 72 Trumpington Street - engage Cambridge's parliamentary candidates in a discussion about sustainability in our economy and society. More info here.
Come along for a cuppa and meet others interested in easing Cambridge through the transition to a lower carbon world! Open 7.30pm-10ish, in the Cafe Project, 22a Jesus Lane. Donations of cakes/biscuits to the CafeProject are always welcome!
Haven't you finished your story yet? You have until midnight on Friday (or rather, in practice, Saturday morning whenever Anna gets up and checks her mail). The top prize in each category is worth £150 but even if you don't win we would love to read your ideas and we will publish the whole shortlist on the website.
First Open Meeting of the Transition Cambridge Permaculture Group, newly formed following our first basic permaculture training workshop which took place in February.
All are welcome. Whether you just want to find out a bit more about permaculture, are already skilled and would like to share your knowledge, meet like-minded people, or get involved in projects in and around Cambridge.
A donation of £1.50 to cover the cost of the room is requested. Bring snacks to share and we will provide teas and home-made cake! Please contact Ceri and Dave or call 01223 840602 if you are planning to be there.
7.30-9.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane.
8pm, at Nicola's house on Chesterton Road. Contact Nicola for directions.
The next lecture in the Environment on the Edge series for 2009/2010 will be by Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College London and is entitled 'Can We Feed the World?'.
The lecture will take place at Buckingham House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall) on the Thursday, starting at 17.15. Please see the here for more details. To book a place please e-mail: directorate
This course will be run by Graham Burnett, a leading permaculture teacher with many years experience. The course will be held on an organic farm just north of Cambridge, with camping facilities and food provided. Please see here and www.cambridgesustainability.co.uk for more details.
The Food Group members have decided to offer a regular meeting aimed at (but not limited to) newcomers who would like to find out more about the Food Group's many activities and projects. The first of these evenings will take the form of an introductory round up of projects by current members and is intended to be much shorter than our usual meetings. There'll be plenty of time afterwards for questions, discussion and suggestions, plus the all-important social afterwards. All welcome!
From 7.30 to 9.30pm at The Geldart Pub, Ainsworth Street, Cambridge,
Please could you grow some herb and/or vegetable seedlings for us to give away at our Environment Week stall on June 12th and 13th? If you have more than you need, please don't throw them away. Having plants on the stall is a great draw and an excellent conversation starting point. People often give us a donation in return - so those little shoots are valuable! Anything you can offer will be picked up on the morning of the 12th. Please email Rowan to arrange collection.
We have several lovely gardens needing gardeners in South Cambridge, Cherry Hinton, Queen Ediths and Trumpington - one has been cultivated for years and is ready to go, one needing work but has been an excellent veg plot in the past. Please register on-line here at garden share for more information.
Lovely sunny room available in quiet area near Addenbroke's. £350 pcm including bills. Call Rowan on 079 7764 3376.
Busy times! If you have space for one event this week please try and make it to the hustings on Wednesday - it's a timely opportunity to let your next MP know how you feel about the issues that will impact upon Cambridge in the future.
If you have space for more than one event - there's plenty to choose from above!