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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.
Sadly many Transition Cambridge events, have been cancelled or postponed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Others are running online. More
Ever wondered where some of our local produce comes from? Join the farmers at Waterland Organics for a spring farm tour! More details here. Waterland Organics are based at Willow Farm, and they also host the CropShare scheme, our very own CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Have a look at the CropShare website here. More...
Source: Waterland Organics
Eventbrite 19:00-20:30 add to google calendar
Ahead of the election, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Climate Action Coalition are hosting an online hustings with our prospective representatives at 7 pm on Thursday 15 April. You're invited to join us remotely to find out where candidates stand on urgent issues in your local area and ask them questions of your own. More...
Source: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Climate Action Coalition
online 18:00-21:00 add to google calendar
The literary festival is back once more for the spring, again online, with almost 40 talks from poets, novelists and non-fiction authors. We recommend Martin Shaw + Jay Griffith 'Looking to the wild'; Alys Fowler + Charlotte Mendelson 'Eat what you grow'; plus Caroline Lucas + Mike Berners-Lee 'There is no planet B'. Tickets are £6 each, or you can buy a festival pass for £35; and everything will be available online till 2 May. More details of all events here.
Source: Cambridge Literary Festival
online 19:00-20:30 add to google calendar
Kate Howlett will explore the benefits of exposure to biodiversity and green space for our health and wellbeing. Kate is a PhD student at the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. She will explore the benefits of exposure to biodiversity and green space, including how this can reduce social health inequalities, and how this could be used to improve children's wellbeing at school. She will also talk about her own research with local primary schools, what biodiversity can be found there, how these green spaces are used by teachers and what children's drawings can tell us about children's awareness of local wildlife and their favourite animals. Tickets are £4, or £2.50 for Wildlife Trust members. Link to more info and booking here.
Source: Wildlife Trust - Cambridge local group
Transition Cambridge's water project, "Precious water" was in this year's Earth Optimism event, which formed part of the Cambridge Festival. The page is still available and includes several videos and lots of information, so do take a look! The videos describe and explore the effects of our consumption on the environment and what we can do about it. You will hear from Cllr Katie Thornburrow, from Cambridge City Council, and Ruth Hawkesley from the Wildlife Trust. You can also experiment with an animated aquifer and use our water calculator to see where the water goes in your home. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 07 Apr 2021
The What Next? Summit was a remarkable event - 2,000 community activists came together across 3 weeks, to listen to over 70 speakers and take part in a mesmerising multiplicity of conversations about positive changes in our communities. The summit aimed to connect up people within and between movements and organisations, to provide inspiration and deep reflective thinking from a diversity of perspectives, to highlight some big picture thinking that enables people to see their role and the role of others in creating change, and to empower people to self-organise and create impactful change.
Many of the inspirational and practical sessions are now available online and you can catch up here. More...
Source: Transition Bounce Forward 27 Mar 2021
The Orchard Barn Environmental Education Centre are running a series of courses on heritage building, greenwood and rural skills. Upcoming courses include "An Introduction to using Lime" with Gemma Sayers (26 March), "Wattle and Daub" with Sarah Partridge (16 April) and "Timber Frame Restoration Skills" with Mike McConnell, Gemma Sayers and Sarah Partridge (26 to 28 April), and there are several more workshops coming up. Full details here. More...
Source: Orchard Barn 14 Mar 2021
Green Pages is a directory of local and online businesses that provide plastic-free and eco products and services to help you embrace a low carbon lifestyle. The website is run by a small team of volunteers, and will continue to be updated, so do check back regularly. Follow us on Twitter to find out about updates: @GreenPagesUK1. More...
Source: Green Pages 14 Mar 2021
Two short term Research Assistant roles - on the Food Map of Cambridge and on Doughnut Principles - are now open for applications. The dates are 12 April to 30 June; 37 hours per week, and the rate of pay is £13.85/hour. Apply online with a CV - more details of job descriptions and selection criteria, here for the food map and here for doughnut principles. More...
Source: Cambridge Doughnut Economics 14 Mar 2021