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Saturday 24th February: Cottenham Repair Cafe

Cottenham Community Centre, Coffee Shop, High St, Cottenham, CB24 8RZ 10:00-14:00 add to google calendar
Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing.

You can bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs. Booking is optional, or you can just turn up on the day. Check back soon for details on how to book. The repairers are experienced and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.

This is a free event. However, donations to cover venue hire and other costs are very welcome.

Enquiries: 01954 253903 or by email More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Monday 26th February: From climate racism to climate justice: decolonising divestment panel

Keynes Hall, King's College 19:30
Panel event on decolonising the divestment movement! Come along on the evening of the 26th of February to hear speakers unveil the links between climate change, white supremacy, colonialism and global power structures, before we relate this back to activities in Cambridge and in activism. Speakers:

Suzanne Dhaliwal is director and co-founder of the UK Tar Sands Network, and is a long-time campaigner for indigenous solidarity and a decolonised climate movement in the UK.

Dalia Gebrial is a PhD candidate at LSE and an editor at Novara Media. She has previously worked at People & Planet, on both their Fossil Free and Undoing Borders campaigns.

Trishant Simlai, PhD candidate in Geography at Selwyn College, Cambridge, who will be speaking on his experiences of the militarisation of conservation in India.

Nilufa Ahmed, President of BanglaSoc at Cambridge, who will be speaking on the lived experience of climate colonialism in Bangladesh. More...

Wednesday 28th February: The Climate Buzz

No 30 (Cafe) Chesterton Road, CB4 3AX 19:00-21:30 add to google calendar
Welcome to The Climate Buzz - a get together on the last Wednesday of each month for CCF volunteers and others interested in climate change. Held in the the cosy setting of Cambridge's No 30 cafe, The Buzz is an opportunity to learn and practice new skills, keep on top of environmental news and meet like-minded people.

This month Peter Gilheany, Director at Forster Communications, a renowned social change communications agency, will run a workshop on how to communicate confidently and effectively on climate change, giving participants the confidence to convey the issues in public and with friends and family.

Free. No booking required. More...

Thursday 1st March: Cambridge Climate Lecture Series 2018

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge / Streaming online 19:30-21:00 add to google calendar
This year's Cambridge Climate Lecture Series is taking place at 7.30pm each Thursday evening from February 15th to March 15th. Our speakers are:
15th Feb - Dr Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development,
22nd Feb - Renee Juliene Karunungan, Climate Tracker
1st Mar - Professor Stephen Briggs, European Space Agency
8th Mar - Lisa Walker, Ecosphere+

These talks are free to attend with no booking required. They will be held in Winstanley Lecture Theatre Trinity College. Please aim to be in your seats by 7.25 at the latest so online streaming can begin promptly.

Our final event on March 15th will be a panel discussion featuring Sir David King, former UK special representative for climate change. NB This final event requires booking through the Cambridge Science Festival and will be held in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

Saturday 3rd March: Climate Change, Poverty and Ethnicity - Asad Rahman Executive Director War on Want

Ross Street Community Centre 13:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Asad Rahman, Executive Director War on Want, formerly worked for Friends of the Earth on Climate Issues. He is passionate about the responsibilities of the developed world to pay off its climate debts and to tackle climate change in ways that do not disadvantage the countries of the South. He argues that emissions reduction targets need to be greater and earlier. This is an event of the Labour Party Ethnic Minority Forum, convenor, May Shafi, but please contact Tony if you have questions. Food at 1pm Talk starts at 1.30 pm

All welcome.

Monday 12th March - Sunday 25th: Cambridge Science Festival

various in and around Cambridge 09:00
The Science Festival is back for another year - 2018's theme is 'making sense of the world'. There are talks, exhibitions, performances, films and hands-on events, including some for children and families. We've included some events of interest to Transitioners below. Most events are free and you'll probably need to book. More info here.

Thursday 15th March: Metis Future Scenarios: In conversation with the natural world

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way CB1 7GX 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
Time is running out for us to deal with climate change effectively. Cambridge Junction hosts a METIS 'research-in-public' event with three natural scientists who address the question: what is the best alternative economic structure for responding to climate change? And what would the impact of such a change be on the natural world?

This event is part of METIS' preparation for the performance installation, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE at the Barbican in September 2018. More info about Metis here. A Science Festival event.

Thursday 22nd March: Talk: 'Small steps to change the world'

Anglia Ruskin University, East Road CB1 1PT 13:00-14:00 add to google calendar
We see sustainability as looking after ourselves, each other and the planet, but what does this look like in practice? The Global Sustainability Team at Anglia Ruskin University present an interactive talk to help explain how we understand sustainability, why it matters and what we can do to address its central themes; from our global research, to organisational change, to practical steps we can all make in our everyday lives. A Science Festival event - booking here.

Thursday 22nd March: Talk: 'Are food miles worth worrying about?'

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane CB2 1RW 17:30-18:45 add to google calendar
Trying to make sensible food choices can be confusing. 'Eat local' is claimed by many to be the way to have minimal impact on the environment. But the total greenhouse gas emissions depend on the product in question - overall they are lower for tomatoes grown in the warmer climes of Spain using natural sunlight and imported to the UK, than for tomatoes grown locally in heated glasshouses in the middle of winter. How can we make sense of 'food miles', and as environmentally and socially conscious consumers what else should we be considering?

This Science Festival event is organised by the Cambridge Global Food Security Initiative and Cambridge EIT Food programme. Booking here.

Saturday 14th April: Mark Cocker: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife?

Palmerston Room, St John's College, Saint Johns Street, Cambridge, 14:30-15:30 add to google calendar
Join writer and naturalist Mark Cocker at the Cambridge Literary Festival in a rabble-rousing exploration of the history of conservation. At a time when green and clean living is increasingly a part of mainstream culture, it's time to ask ourselves the most important question: 'Can we save British nature before it is too late? Tickets £12/10 booking required More...