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Transition News and Events

  • Wednesday 17 November : Food Group Meeting
  • Wednesday 17 November : Autumn Re-Skilling at the Transition Knitting Circle
  • Saturday 20 November : Winter Herbal Medicine Workshop
  • Wednesday 24 November : Film: No Impact Man

Related News and Events

  • Wednesday 17 November : Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities
  • Thursday 18 November : Dirty Oil Film Screening
  • Saturday 20 November : Zero Carbon Society Conference: Climate Change and Health

Transition News and Events

  • Wednesday 17 November 18:30 : Food Group Meeting

The next fortnightly Food Group meeting will be 6.30-8.30pm. All welcome.

Nigel's office: Renewables East, 1a Campbell Street (off Mill Road) CB1 3NE

  • Wednesday 17 November 19:15 : Autumn Re-Skilling at the Transition Knitting Circle.

Now that the season is changing to the cool of Autumn it, knitters everywhere turn their attention to creating and renovating warmer garments for the long winter ahead. This Autumn Lulu will be turning her attention to the practice of Re-Knitting, that is, transforming worn and often well-loved knitted garments into new and revived ones. For instance, take a worn at the elbows sweater you're fond of but can't really wear anymore. Bring it along to a session and find out how to transform it into something new and wearable. Additionally, Lulu and Mae will be happy to teach beginners to knit and to read patterns as well as learning from others about new techniques, yarns and generally exploring the joy of creating, customising and re-creating clothing. Beginners are requested to call ahead of sessions to make sure that someone will be available to teach and help them. All welcome. Contact Lulu by email or phone C: 411350/ 07951 318116. Suggested 50p contribution to refreshments costs. Next evenings on Weds 17th Nov and Weds 15th Dec.

  • Saturday 20 November 15:30 : Winter Herbal Medicine Workshop

The new Transition Health Care Group’s first event is a fantastically practical Winter Medicine workshop run by two local herbalists. Our plants are a powerful, renewable and accessible source of medicine. This session will show you how to use them as part of an alternative self-care strategy. The focus of the afternoon is on winter remedies: immunity, colds and flu, fevers and circulation. Find out how many of our garden and hedgerow plants can be used to treat common conditions, and learn to make two remedies that you can reach for throughout the chilly season.

URC Church Hall, 154 Cherry Hinton Road (on junction with Coleridge Road) 3:30-5:30pm. Suggested donation: £5-10 to cover materials and room hire. Please book by e-mailing Jude and Vanessa so that we know how many people are coming. And don't forget to bring 2 clean jam jars!

  • Wednesday 24 November 20:00 : Film: No Impact Man

Walden in Transition will be screening the NO IMPACT MAN film starting at 8pm on Wednesday 24th November in the Parish Room which is next to St Mary’s Church just off the Market Square in the heart of Saffron Walden.

This is a documentary about a New York family who decide to reduce their impact on the environment as much as possible for 12 months - including switching off the electricity supply to their flat.

The Parish Room, St Mary's church, Saffron Walden. Free entry but donations welcome. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available.

More details here: http://www.walden-in-transition.org.uk

Related News and Events

  • Wednesday 17 November : Talk : Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities

Dennis Rodwell is a consultant architect-planner working in many countries; he will bring an international perspective to issues facing Cambridge. His talk considers climate change from a cultural perspective, and  highlights issues Cambridge City Council will consider in its forthcoming Historic Environment strategy.  18:00 - 20:00 free. The Small Hall, The Guildhall, Cambridge. Hosted by Cambridge City Council.

Contact John Preston, Historic Environment Manager, Cambridge City Council 01223 457160

More details here.

  • Thursday 18 November : Dirty Oil Film Screening

A free opportunity to watch this compelling documentary on the devastating affects of the Tar Sand Oil Extraction. This affects not only the environment in Canada but also the entire planet. It also highlights the plight of the local indigenious population who's sacred land is being destroyed.  Showing at the Novotel Ipswich 18:30. If enough people are interested we can organise a car-share/hire a mini-bus so contact Ivan if you would like to go.

  • Saturday 20 November Zero Carbon Society Conference: Climate Change and Health - challenges of mitigation and adaptation

Collaborators: Cambridge ZeroCarbon Society and Medsin. Healthcare needs to adapt to be fit for the future. This conference proposes a vision for a healthcare system based on low energy consumption that will be good for health and good for the tax payer. Healthcare needs to be rethought on many levels, from mode of delivery to management and infrastructure, reconsidering how the health agenda fits into green economics and politics, and how the dissemination of the public health message can bring about a shift away from high consumption lifestyles.

Focus will be on policy, debate and action. What does "decarbonising healthcare" mean on an individual, institutional, national, and international level? What lessons can be learnt from other sectors and past public health campaigns? What other resources and involvement from other sectors do we need? What should be the future direction of research?

Speakers: Dr John Powels
Dr James Smith MRCGP, Public Health Speciality Registrar NHS Bedfordshire.
Frances Mortimer, Climate Change and Health Council
TBC: Mustaffa Abbas  and  Dr David Penchoens
More details, including ticket prices, here: http://www.zerocarbonsociety.org/ or buy tickets here

Hope to see you all out there.

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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