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October

November

Saturday 20th October: Transition stall at Volunteer for Cambridge

The Guildhall,Market Square CB2 3QJ 11:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Volunteer for Cambridge is the annual volunteering fair, co-organised by the City Council and Cambridge Student Hub. Many of the voluntary groups in the city attend - last year there were 300! It's all free and a great way to find out what's going on in the volunteering sector, and sign up (if you want to).

Drop by the Transition stall to meet some friendly faces and find out about our opportunities and projects in sustainability and the environment. And if you could take a turn on the stall for an hour or two during the day (that'd be great!) contact us. More...

Sunday 21st October: Empty Common Community Garden

Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
There is generally a group of us in the garden on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later, and people are also coming and going during the week - you don't even have to garden just come and enjoy the space! More...

Monday 22nd October: NEW: "Communicating Transition" - get together and discussion

6 Bells Covent Garden Cambridge 20:00
Join Transition Cambridge volunteers for an informal networking /social meetup and chit-chat about our media activities...This is the second in a series of Autumn/Winter gatherings and we are especially interested in welcoming newcomers who can join our bulletin writing and media outreach team. No writing experience necessary - just bring yourself, your ideas and your curiosity! Contact Jacky to find out more or just turn up. We'll probably be in the room at the back of the pub.
From: Transition Cambridge

Friday 26th October: Kids' Repair Cafe

Arts Picturehouse 09:30-12:30 add to google calendar
Cambridge is hosting its first ever Repair Cafe that's totally focused on fixing children's games and toys! The event is tying in with the screening of WALL-E. Repair Cafes are free events that match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. Children are invited to drop-in to see one of our repairers before or after one of the films, anytime between 9:30am and 12:30pm.

The hosts, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge and the 38th Cambridge Film Festival look forward to welcoming all during half-term. Please note, children need to stay with their parent or carer and sit with the repairer during the fix. No booking required, you may have to wait and it's limited to one item per child. Love toys, hate waste.

Tuesday 6th November: Energy Group with Cambridge 2 Environment - sustainable economy

Pembroke College New Common Room 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
This will be a very special energy group meeting with students from Cambridge 2 Environment participating. The topic will be what would a sustainable economy look like. We will ask questions such as: Is it possible to decouple economic growth from use of energy and other resources? What would a sustainable economy look like - for example which sectors/technologies would have to shrink and which grow to make this work?
From: Energy Group

12 November 2018, 10 December 2018, 14 January 2019: Hub meeting

6 Bells Covent Garden Cambridge
Our monthly gathering over a drink of choice to share news and developments from Cambridge's environmental scene, plus making plans and hatching collaborations. All welcome! We usually meet in the back room, or the snug if it's chilly!
From: Transition Cambridge

Sunday 25th November: Cambridge Literary Festival - Lucy Siegle

Palmerston Room St John's College Cambridge CB2 1TP 11:30-12:30 add to google calendar


Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the world four times - and at the current rate, plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. We might have thought that the problem would be solved by corporations and policymakers, but change isn't happening fast enough. Rather than flailing in despondency, we need to take individual action - and Lucy Siegle wants to give us the tools to make this decisive change. It's time to turn the tide on plastic; join Lucy to find out how- In conversation with Rob Cameron, Chief Executive, SustainAbility.

Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge will have a stall at this event. Registration required. More...