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Transition Events are marked with (TC) and have bold type. Other events are organised by a variety of organisations as indicated.

Our Coronavirus Policy

We don't wish to impose cancellation or postponement of Transition Cambridge events, however it is highly likely that many of our events will be cancelled or postponed. The organisers of our project groups are best placed to decide with their groups whether to run events and meetings online or postpone. Some Transition groups may implement specific precautionary measures at their gatherings which will be explained at their events.

Any cancellations of Transition Cambridge activities will appear on our events pages as soon as we hear. More

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Tuesday 14th April: Energy Group - underfloor heating

ONLINE 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
This meeting will be about underfloor heating. Nicole and Margaret will tell us all about it and endeavour to answer our questions - both have underfloor heating at home.

We will conduct this meeting online using Webex software. All are welcome. Contact Nicola for the link to join the meeting. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge Energy Group

Thursday 16th April - Sunday 19th: CANCELLED Cambridge Literary Festival

various, central Cambridge 16:30-21:30 add to google calendar
The literary festival has now been cancelled - you can read their statement on their website.
Source: Cambridge Literary Festival

Wednesday 22nd April: Earth Day 2020 events

various, around Cambridge 18:00
Several interesting events are scheduled at the moment for Earth Day this year. 'Song of the Ice' at the British Antarctic Survey. Scientist and musician Steve Garrett performs music inspired by the Antarctic ice sheet. Tickets are £11.21, more info and booking here. Cambridge Storytellers will be at the Edge CafĂ© on Mill Road with 'Earth on the Edge - stories for Earth Day'. Entry by donation; food from 6.30pm. Info here. And the film '2040' is showing at the Arts Picturehouse - it's free. More info and booking here.

Of course, events can be cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak - please make sure you check on the organisation's website for up to date info...
Source: Earth Day 2020

Wednesday 22nd April: Transition Cafe Evening - How Creativity and Imagination can Solve the Climate Crisis

The Waterman (The Potting Shed in the back of the pub), 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX 19:00-20:30 add to google calendar
Science tells us that problem solving is at its best when the mind is calm and curious. This workshop explores techniques to prepare our minds for an exploration of how to create the world we want to see: clean air, abundant nature, and healthy, happy lives for all. Drawing on Rob Hopkins' recent book, "From What Is to What if," we will use play, imagination, curiosity and creativity to find our own small solutions to the climate crisis.

All welcome. Spaces are limited, so please make sure to book on Eventbrite here

This is a free event. Transition Cafe is a monthly event series with lively conversations, talks, films, workshops and presentations about all the things we're passionate about to build a great community in our city. The bar will be open throughout the evening, and you are invited to stay on afterwards to meet like-minded people, network, explore new ideas, and get to know others involved with Transition Cambridge.
Source: Transition Cambridge

Saturday 25th April: POSTPONED - Earth Optimism day

David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QY 19:30
Earth Optimism has been postponed - their full statement is here. There are two strands - the Solutions Fair with 40 local, national and international organisations showcasing a variety of practical ways that people can make a real difference for the planet through their everyday lives. We had hoped to include the Transition Cambridge stall on water use see our web pages here. Plus Stories of Hope - six sessions from 10 till 6, with themes like Reasons for Optimism, Choosing Sustainability, Making Space for Nature. There are a good number of young speakers as well as leading lights in the field... More...
Source: Earth Optimism

Monday 27th April: Transition Cafe Planning Meeting

No. 30 Coffee Shop, 30 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
The Transition Cafe is a monthly event series with lively conversations, talks, films, workshops and presentations about all the things Transition Cambridge is passionate about to build a great community in our city. It takes place in The Waterman (The Potting Shed in the back of the pub). After the event, everyone is invited to stay to meet like-minded people, network, explore new ideas, and get to know others involved with Transition Cambridge.

Currently, 10 people are actively involved in the organisation of the Transition Cafe. If you are interested in helping to keep this wonderful project going, please join us at this planning meeting. We will decide on themes and build small groups for the cafe nights from July to December 2020. Each of these groups will then organise one event. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge

Saturday 2nd May: The Tree Conference 2020 - online

online 09:00-17:30 add to google calendar
A day of tree-related talks - from ecocide to the connection between trees and weather systems, from mycorrhizal fungi to citizen-led forest restoration projects. Find more info here.
Source: The Tree Conference

Wednesday 8th July: Transition Cafe Evening - Embracing Emotions for True Transition - Going Forth

The Waterman Pub (The Potting Shed in the back of the pub), 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar


Embracing Emotions

This final workshop in the series explores emotional responses to the climate and biosphere crisis. Participants can expect a variety of experiences including meditation, pair work, group work, role play, and ultimately the opportunity to connect, release and fundamentally embrace emotions both joyful and painful. This can help galvanise action by first accepting pain and fear in spite of the overwhelming change the world is facing. The work is inspired by environmental activists and eco-psychologists Joanna Macy and Ro Randall.

Booking is free but places are limited.

When attending please be aware that the workshop may bring up difficult emotions. The space is a confidential space: all participants attend with commitment to respecting this agreement.

Transition Cafe is a monthly event series with lively conversations, talks, films, workshops and presentations about all the things we're passionate about to build a great community in our city.
Source: Transition Cambridge

Covid-19 announcement from Cropshare

For the moment we will not run volunteer sessions on the farm, but will hope to organise some sessions later in the year, where we can make sure volunteers can work at a safe distance outside, and have in place precautionary measures to ensure those of you that choose to come out and help grow food are as safe as possible. Thanks so much to those who have offered help recently. We will be in touch as soon as possible when we schedule the next farm volunteer day on this email list.

Meanwhile, crops are being planted and growing on as usual! Take care and hope that you have the opportunity to farm from home, either in your garden or windowbox. Please feel free to share with us any pics of your farming from home on Facebook or Twitter! More...
Source: Cropshare 01 Apr 2020

Empty Common Community Garden Video

The ECCG group have put together a lovely film of how the community garden evolved from the bare earth to the paradise it is now. Its fun and quite uplifting to watch - and it will get your fingers itching to get stuck in again when we can. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus policy statement from Transition Cambridge

We don't wish to impose cancellation or postponement of Transition Cambridge events, however it is highly likely that many of our events will be cancelled or postponed. The organisers of our project groups are best placed to decide with their groups whether to postpone their meeting or event. Some Transition groups may implement specific precautionary measures at their gatherings which will be explained at their events. Any cancellations of Transition Cambridge activities will appear on our events pages as soon as we hear. We would like to remind everyone to take sensible precautions to protect themselves and those around them... (continued here).
Source: Transition Cambridge 17 Mar 2020

Paid summer internship with Camcycle

Once again, Camcycle is offering a paid summer internship. They say "This is a great opportunity for someone to bring their own knowledge, energy and commitment to their work for our charity, while developing skills and experience that will prepare them for future career opportunities." It's for 8 weeks, starting in July. The deadline for applications is April 5th - job description and application form are here.
Source: Camcycle 16 Mar 2020