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Tuesday 24th April: MSc Sustainability session/GSI seminar on stories in energy

Anglia Ruskin University, COS 207 13:00-15:00 add to google calendar
Open MSc Sustainability session (and GSI seminar), 24 Apr 1-3pm, at Anglia Ruskin University. Our MSc in Sustainability in partnership with the eden project is for people with a passion to create and lead positive change. This course might be for you if you're a recent graduate who wants to further your studies or a mid-career professional looking to incorporate sustainability thinking into your practice. If you're curious to find out more, the course lecturers and a few of the current students will be around for a drop-in session on Tuesday 24th April, 2-3pm. This will immediately follow a GSI seminar (1-2pm, room COS 207) on Using stories in energy research. Please email Felicity for more info and to let us know if you are coming. If you live or study locally, but can't make the 24th and want to find out more, then get in touch with the team to arrange a meet-up at a later date. More...
From: Global Sustainability Institute

Wednesday 25th April: The Climate Buzz No 3

No 30 (Cafe), 30 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, 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 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's workshop is led by Sarah Whitebread who has previously worked in Parliament for a number of MP's and covers "How to influence politicians to bring about positive change".

Schedule available on the website. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Friday 27th April: Community Film Screening: 'Tomorrow' (Demain)

Newnham Croft Primary School 19:00-22:00 add to google calendar
"Tomorrow" is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film, exploring creative solutions to issues of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools and ambitious recycling projects. 'Tomorrow' regularly receives standing ovations, and it has lead to the formation of many new community projects. The perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. It also has a great soundtrack!

Local chef Tristan Welch, famous for his pop-up 'Rubbish Cooks' dinners create five-star meals from wasted and unwanted food, will be kicking off the event. Don't miss it!

Food & drink will be available to purchase from 7pm. The film will start at 7.30pm, with a short interval to top-up on food and drink.

Get tickets and more details here
From: Newnham Croft Primary School PTA

Saturday 28th April: Linton's First Repair Cafe!

Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane, Linton, CB21 4JS 14:00-17:00 add to google calendar
Sustainable Linton is delighted to announce their first Repair Cafe. The idea is to match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixed…and all for FREE! You can also pick up ideas on how to fix things yourself, if that interests you. We welcome small household appliances, electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes and general bits'n'bobs.

There'll be a cafe on the day and other information and exhibits relating to living sustainably. You can turn up on the day, but it's best to book your item in so the repairers have an idea of what's coming and any small spares needed. To book an item in for repair, contact us by email or ring 01223 892074 telling us what the item is and the problem (if you know). The repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees. For more information follow Sustainable Linton at More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Sunday 6th May: Royston Repair Cafe

The Build Train, Unit 4 Lower Gower Road, Royston, SG8 5EA 10:00-13:00 add to google calendar
If you have items that need mending what do you do with them? Take them to the tip? Of course not - you bring them along to Royston Repair Cafe - a free event where you can learn how to mend your broken items.

It's simple - bring an item that you think still has life in it. The item will be assessed and, if it can be mended there and then, we'll show you how it's done!

We're pleased to announce we are now able to offer book repairs thanks to the services of Dea Fischer.

It's free but we ask you to book a place in advance and tell us a little about what you'll be bringing. This is to make sure we have a repairer available to assess your item. If there's a lot of interest in the event, we may have to allocate you a time slot to reduce queuing (although there will be tea, coffee, biscuits and chat so time will fly)

For further information and registration visit the Eventbrite event page or Facebook page.
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Monday 7th May: Annual cycle ride to Reach

Meet outside the Guildhall or start from Newmarket Road P+R 09:00
Camcycle organise this popular annual event and they describe it as 'A bike ride to an 800-year old fair with fabulous food, drink, entertainment, and of course, fellow cyclists!'

It's a grand day out, with great views of open fen-edge countryside. The route is on National Cycle Network routes NCN 11 and 51; it's about 2 hours each way, a round-trip distance of about 29 miles. Reach Fair is over 800 years old - it's opened by the Mayor of Cambridge at noon. There are stalls, fairground rides, a maypole and morris dancing - plus food and drink tents. More info, the route and logistical details (plus photos and videos from previous years) here.

Wednesday 9th May: Climate Change and Inequality

Unitarian Church Hall, Emanuel Road, CB1 1JW 18:30-21:00 add to google calendar
Free event - Everybody Welcome. Cambridge Labour Party Ethnic Minority Forum Cambridge Labour Party Women's Forum

Climate Change and Inequality

6.30 pm Food (contributions to cost welcome) 7-9 pm talks and dialogue (and a drink)

Asad Rehman, Executive Director of War on Want: Climate Change, Poverty and Ethnicity

Susan Buckingham, Labour Party Women's Officer: Climate Change and Gender

Asad Rehman, formerly Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth, is passionate about a need to mobilise ambitious actions on climate change and address its unequal consequences.

Susan Buckingham, professor of environmental geography, writes and researches on gender and the environment. She believes that solutions to climate change must address social injustice.

Contact Tony if you have any queries.

Monday 14th May: ClimateKeys event - musical performance, talk and conversation

Trinity College (Old Common Room) Cambridge CB2 1TQ 20:30-22:30 add to google calendar
Hosted by Trinity College Music Society, this concert is part of the international initiative, ClimateKeys, and will feature a performance by unaccompanied vocalists The Cantabrigians, a talk by Emily Shuckburgh and a conversation with the audience, on responses to climate change.

"The premise of ClimateKeys concerts is for audience members to be able to talk about climate change without it being a Q&A session with a speaker. Music is played, ideas are proposed, and then the audience is actively encouraged to participate in a conversation." (Julia Marques)

The Cantabridgians are a group of professional female singers based in Cambridge. Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist based at the British Antarctic Survey. There she leads the Open Oceans research group, which is focused on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system. Free event (voluntary donations to Cambridge Carbon Footprint) more info and booking here. More...

Tuesday 15th May: Thirsty Talks #4:' The good life'

Thirsty, 46 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1EN 18:30-21:00 add to google calendar
The organisers say: 'Growth, de-growth, green growth, post-growth, sustainable growth, prosperity without growth and no growth - a discussion that is easier over wine.

Sarah Hafner and Dr Kat Buchmann will debate how we can survive in the future given resource constraints and climate change - with or without technology? With or without economic growth? If the former, with what type of economic growth? What will sustainable society look like in the future? Is the good life possible?' Free - booking here.

Wednesday 16th May: Talk: 'The apocalypse: an update'

Anglia Ruskin University, East Road CB1 1PT 18:30-19:30 add to google calendar
Don't be put off by the gloomy title! This is the inaugural lecture by Dr Aled Jones, head of the Global Sustainability Institute at ARU - his nickname is 'Dr Apocalypse'...The organisers say: 'The world faces increasing social, environmental and climate pressures. Projecting forwards, the cascade of risks we face could easily trigger economic, environmental and social collapse. How do these trends link together and reinforce each other? What types of cascading risks could damage our societies first? However, the flip side of these risks represent opportunities for us to address these challenges and unlock an energy and financial transition to a more prosperous future. The current debate around the form of these transitions face the significant political barrier of short termism but there are glimmers of hope that the world is at a turning point that will create sustainable prosperity for all.' More info and booking here.

Saturday 2nd June: Great Shelford Repair Cafe

The Scout and Guide Headquarters, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, CB22 5LZ 14:00-16:30 add to google calendar
With the support of South Cambs' Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP), Transition Cambridge and Cambridge Carbon Footprint, 2G3S are pleased to announce our second Great Shelford Repair Café. It will be held at The Scout and Guide Headquarters, behind the Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, from 2-4pm on Sat 2 June 2018.

It's a free event (donations very welcome) where we match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixing. Bring along items to be repaired and to pick up repair skills. This time we are also offering a book repair service, so if you have books with broken spines or damaged/loose pages, we can look at those too.

You can turn up with your broken item on the day, but as we expect to be very busy it's best to book it in, either by email or by visiting the link below. Bookings open in May. Repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees. Lots of tea and cake available of course! More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

7th June to 28th June: CirculART Trail 2018

This year, Cambridge Carbon Footprint is hosting the third edition of CirculART, a project in which the work of local artists who work with repurposed materials is showcased in the windows of Cambridge's finest charity shops.

For 3 weeks from the 7th June 2018, you will be able to pick up a CirculART Trail map from participating shops and other select locations around Cambridge. Using the printed trail map or its online version you can follow the CirculART trail, visiting charity shops around Cambridge and enjoying beautiful artworks, all made by recycling, re-purposing and reclaiming. In the 2016 edition there were 20 artists and charity shops involved. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Saturday 9th June - Sunday 10th: Cambridge Transport Hack

Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road CB3 0FS 09:00-18:00 add to google calendar
The organisers describe Cambridge Transport Hack 2018 as 'a competitive team hack event, aiming to produce solutions to transport problems for Cambridge and beyond. The two days over the weekend will culminate in the teams pitching to a panel of judges.

You can see an overview video of the 2017 event here and a gallery of photos here. We're signing up participants (hackers) and helpers - judges, mentors, subject matter experts, data specialists and more. Please choose the right category when you sign up here!'

Saturday 23rd June: 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 best, but you can just turn up on the day too. 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.

To book, please send an email or give us a call at 01954 253903. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Saturday 8th September: Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival

River Cam, Ditton Meadows,Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8ST 10:00-17:00 add to google calendar
Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today- as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30' boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience required, just plenty of team spirit!

Gable Events is proud to have once again joined with Festival charity, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, to bring you the 14th Cambridge Charity Dragon Boat Festival. The Festival is open to everyone and over 40 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several hundred spectators. The Ditton Meadows location offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed with plenty of bank-side family entertainment including funfair activities, inflatables and children's rides plus a variety of food stalls and bar.

Team entry fee applies. Entry FREE to spectators!

Phone: 01780 470718

Email: More...