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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




17 and 24 October (please register if coming): Rebuilding Daily Bread's raised beds

Daily Bread Cooperative, Unit 3, Kilmaine Cl, Cambridge CB4 2PH
Some years ago, the Transition Cambridge Growing Spaces project teamed up with Daily Bread to create some raised beds outside the cooperative - you can see pictures and read about it here. The beds are now badly in need of repair, so we're planning some work days to take down the old beds and build new ones. If you'd like to help with this, please register here, letting us know which dates you can do - we'll be in touch to confirm dates/times and with some suggestions about what to bring. We'll stick to whatever the current covid-19 restrictions are at the time (currently no more than 6 people), and it will also be weather dependent. All help appreciated! If you'd like to be part of the team that will plant up the beds and look after them into the future, please be in touch with Meg. Thanks!
Source: Transition Cambridge

Monday 26th October - Friday 13th Nov: 'Season for Exchange' - free online events for artists & cultural practitioners

online 15:00-18:00 add to google calendar
The organisers are 'Celebrating the environment through culture and inspiring urgent action on climate change.' You're invited to join a 3-week programme of talks and workshops with experts from the creative climate movement, connect with peers and be inspired to take part in the Season for Change programme in 2021. Themes include climate justice and building an inclusive movement; social transformations and reimagining futures. More info and link to full programme here.
Source: Season for Change

Tuesday 27th October: Energy Group - Climate Assembly

ONLINE 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
This meeting will be about the national Climate Assembly - what do we think of the conclusions it came to? Would we agree? Are they adequate? What are the implications for action at the local level - for us and for other organisations including the City Council?

For background information on this, You could read Nicola's blog here and reviews such as from Carbon Brief and Electoral Reform.

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

Thursday 29th October: Transition Cambridge Annual General Meeting 2020

In person or via Zoom. Venue: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
This year we will have a new chair and we expect to ramp up activity in response to the increasing urgency of the climate problem. Your participation is key to this so please do come if you can. There is more information about the meeting here, and here is a diagram showing Transition Cambridge's activities over the past year.

Please register attendance here on Eventbrite - this is necessary so that we can ensure we do not exceed the socially-distanced room capacity, and if you would like to attend by zoom, then we will include the zoom link in the confirmation e-mail from Eventbrite.

Please bring a mask, and if you'd like to have some tea after the meeting please bring a mug too. Unfortunately we are not allowed to bring food to share this year. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge

Thursday 19th November - Sunday 22nd: Cambridge Literary Festival

online 20:30
The literary festival is back for its winter edition, online. There's also a free family day on 29 November. The full programme is released on Friday 23 October - meanwhile we recommend Caroline Lucas, Dieter Helm, Dara MacAnulty and James Rebanks. Links to the programme and booking here.
Source: Cambridge Literary Festival

Have your say on Logan's Meadow

Cambridge City Council and the newly formed Friends of Logan's Meadow are embarking on an exciting project to more than double the size of the LNR to contribute to the Natural Cambridgeshire Doubling Nature Vision. It is hoped that the proposed habitat creation in the City will provide residents with an insight into Fenland biodiversity and encourage them to further explore the Fenland landscape and wildlife on our doorstep. Please tell them how you use the space and how you would like to see it shaped and maintained in the future. The current plans are representative only and more detailed proposals would be shaped by this consultation and shared through further engagement before approval and implementation. The consultation closes 20th November. More...
Source: Friends of Logan's Meadow/Cambridge City Council 17 Oct 2020

Cambridge Community Resilience and Regeneration Map

As part of her permaculture training, Meg Clarke has created this wonderful web of Cambridge groups involved in building local resilience, showing some of the connections between them. It is well worth a look! It shows how Transition Cambridge is embedded in a web of connections with other groups, all helping Cambridge move towards a more sustainable future. If you could help us create an online version of this, please get in touch. Thanks!
Source: Transition Cambridge 12 Oct 2020

Transition Bounce Forward - online talks from the Transition Network

The organisers say 'While the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the vulnerability and inequality experienced by many people in our communities, it has also demonstrated the potential for major and swift changes to reframe the purposes of our economy and our society. In true Transition form our vision is not to 'bounce back' to how things were before. Transition groups have been crafting a vision of a better future for over a decade, that speaks to the needs for community resilience and a society with a focus on caring. So instead of bouncing back, we invite you to join with us to bounce forward.' The first three events - on the theme of 'What Is' - featured speakers from Transition initiatives around the country and are available online here. More info here.
Source: Transition Network 12 Oct 2020