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3rd December, more dates in the New Year: Cambridgeshire Repair Cafes

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Over the next few months, there are lots of Repair Cafes happening in and around Cambridge - the next one is in Swavesey on 5 December. Book in your item to be repaired in advance. Find out full details on Cambridge Carbon Footprint's Repair Cafe website here. Everyone is welcome (but you do need to book), and the repairers can fix a surprising variety of things (but no guarantees)! New repairers are always welcome too. More...
Source: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Saturday 3rd December: Community event: Mill Road Winter Fair

Mill Road, Cambridge 10:30-16:15 add to google calendar
Mill Road Winter Fair is a celebration of community along one of the most diverse and vibrant roads in Cambridge. Usually held on the first Saturday of December, the Fair brings together local businesses and organisations, shops and stallholders, musicians, artists and dancers in one day of festival joy. The 2022 Mill Road Winter Fair will be better than ever, with stalls, events, buskers and lots more - find out more here: https://www2.millroadwinterfair.org/.
Source: Mill Road Winter Fair

Sunday 4th December: Empty Common Community Garden

Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
ECCG is a magical meeting place for you and your friends, close to the centre of Cambridge. Enjoy chatting as you garden and relax. We meet as a group on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later but people can come individually or in groups whenever they like. We are just completing our 'Heads, Hearts and Hands' hut where we can learn, bond and do things together and have tea and cake too. Come and enjoy the space! More...
Source: Transition Cambridge - ECCG

Monday 5th December: Best Before: balancing food safety and food waste

online 17:00-18:00 add to google calendar
Join speakers from the Food Standards Agency, the climate action NGO WRAP, and waste-disposal company Biffa to discuss food labelling and food waste; does food labelling keep us from eating out of date food or create confusion so that we waste food we might otherwise have eaten?

What are the solutions? Can we create a more circular system that both cuts down food waste and keeps us safe?

Our panel:

Caroline Conroy, Sustainability Sector Specialist, WRAP; Amy Hooper, Biffa; Dr Milorad Radakovic, Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Public Health, University of Cambridge); Rebecca Sudworth, Head of Policy, Food Standards Agency; Chair: Professor Yasemin Kor, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge More...
Source: Cambridge Global Food Security IRC, University of Cambridge

Monday 5th December: Transition Christmas Gathering

Six Bells Pub (back rooms), 11 Covent Garden, Cambridge, CB1 2HS 19:30-23:00 add to google calendar
A chance to meet, catch up and celebrate! Whether you're already involved in Transition Cambridge's activities, or would like to know more about what we do, you'll be very welcome at our Christmas gathering. We'll be in the back room of the pub (come on through - there'll be a pub quiz happening at the front of the pub). For those who'd rather meet outdoors, we're planning a walk between Christmas and New Year, and gathering at Empty Common Community Garden in January - more details to follow.
Source: Transition Cambridge

Thursday 8th December: Weekly Healthy Walking

Wandlebury Country Park 10:00-11:00 add to google calendar
Weekly Healthy Walking every Thursday throughout the year: 10am and 10.30am. Each walk lasts around 30 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles. This social group meets all year round at 10am every Thursday morning, with the slower walk starting at 10.30am. Walks are well-attended, with 50-60 people joining most weeks. Some people like it so much they do both walks! Teas and coffees are available afterwards. NB: Free of charge and no need to book. If you want to take part for the first time then please arrive 10 minutes early to register. The meeting point is the Stables Education Centre. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome. Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke's roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free. For queries: email us or call 01223 243830 extension 207. More...
Source: CambridgePPF

Friday 9th December: Cambridge Greenpeace December Quiz

Hartington Grove Quaker Meeting, 91-93 Hartington Grove, Cambridge CB1 7UB 18:30
It's the Cambridge Greenpeace Quiz, December edition! This time we are going to try something new - a hybrid event, both in-person and on Zoom.

Team size: maximum of six. No minimum!

Refreshments: tea, coffee, cakes. Feel free to bring a bottle!

Tickets: In person: £5 each, because people in the hall get tea, coffee, and cake, and it's easier for them to take part in the raffle. On Zoom: £5 per screen.

Raffle tickets will be on sale in the hall. For Zoom, raffle tickets are on sale through a donation page, price £1 each. Some prizes may not be useful for remote participants, of course! If you buy tickets this way, please email us the reference number that you are given and we will set aside your tickets with your name written on them. More...
Source: Cambridge Greenpeace

Tuesday 13th December: Energy group: party time

Downing Place United Reform Church CB2 3EL 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
It is the season for having fun - so no special topic for the December meeting but an informal social - in person! You are welcome to bring finger food or drink to share. There will be mulled wine. Party hats are optional. Eco charades is proposed but will not be compulsory. Ideas for next year would be very welcome.

Please note the slightly earlier time - I hope this makes it easier for those of you coming from out of town but do not feel obliged to be on time.

Thanks to Margaret for suggesting and arranging the venue. Donations to cover the cost would be nice but your presence is more important - All welcome. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge Energy Group

Tuesday 20th December: Environmental Discussion and Reading Club

Online at present 19:00-20:00 add to google calendar
You're very welcome to come along to discuss topics related to climate, nature, the environment, books, and much more! Please come even if you haven't read the book, to chat and think about different topics and see where the discussion takes us.

On 20th December at 7p.m. we will be talking about Wangari Maathai's book, ' Replenishing the Earth'. From GoodReads : 'Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has spent decades working with the Green Belt Movement to help women in rural Kenya plant—and sustain—millions of trees. With their hands in the dirt, these women often find themselves empowered and "at home" in a way they never did before. Maathai wants to impart that feeling to everyone, and believes that the key lies in traditional spiritual values: love for the environment, self-betterment, gratitude and respect, and a commitment to service.'

Currently we are meeting online. Book through Eventbrite (we'll then send you a zoom link). Any questions? Please get in touch with Meg. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge

Sunday 29th January: Trumpington Seedy Sunday

Trumpington Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, Paget Road, Trumpington Cambridge CB2 9JF 13:30-16:00 add to google calendar
Trumpington Seedy Sunday is coming back in 2023 and will be held on Sunday 29th January at the Trumpington Pavilion. This is usually a wonderful event with a chance to swap seeds, find out about heritage varieties, have tea and more... More details to follow - this is just advance notice so you can get the date in your diaries! More...
Source: Trumpington Allotment Society

Used Triobike Taxi (tricycle) wooden seat/front box for sale - £100 or offers

This is a used passenger front seat from a tricycle (for two adults, sitting side-by-side). Our Triobike is used as an eco-taxi to give care home residents therapeutic rides around our village.

This original seat box was replaced under warranty after the glue holding the sides together started to fail - resolvable with a clean-up and re-glue, but our supplier went for a full replacement! Rather than throw the original away, we hope we can encourage an eco-minded person to repurpose it.. If you can't see a use for it, mention it to your friends, perhaps?

This box (pictures here) might suit as a front box for a homebuild project, or be repurposed for something entirely different.. garden swing, anyone?! Wooden ply frame/metal subframe spanning the front axle of a trike. Hinged cubby hole under seat, and removable foot panel. Metal side rail. Seat belts available if required.

Any proceeds will go to our village charity to help keep our Triobike taxi running. Collection only, from Histon. Contact me here.
Source: Nigel Searle 21 Nov 2022

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