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June

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News

Monday 21st June: Healthy Eating: Why is it so hard?

online 18:30-19:30 add to google calendar
What makes it so hard for us to eat healthily, both for ourselves and for the planet? Is will-power the answer or do genes play a part? Are governments responsible? What about the way food is marketed? Should unhealthy food cost more?

Find out from leading experts in behavioural psychology, genetics and public policy including Dr Giles Yeo and Professor Dame Theresa Marteau, who will discuss their own research and answer your questions. More...
Source: University of Cambridge, Annual Food Agenda/Global Food Security

Thursday 1st July: Coping with the Climate Crisis - an online workshop

Online via zoom - book via Eventbrite 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
A workshop With Ro Randall and Daniela Fernandez-Catherall of Cambridge Climate Therapists. This interactive zoom workshop will explore the anxiety, distress and despair many people feel when confronted with the climate crisis. We'll offer you some frameworks for understanding and moving through the painful feelings, an opportunity to share your own experiences and guidance on the best ways to cope. Book here.

Ro Randall is a psychotherapist who has written widely on the psychology of climate change. Her videos on Coping with the Climate Crisis can be found at Resources - Cambridge Climate Therapists. Dr. Daniela Fernandez-Catherall is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS) with particular interests in collective narrative practices and community psychology. She is currently working on the development of community practices to support people experiencing difficulties related to the climate crisis. More...
Source: Cambridge Climate Therapists, supported by Transition Cambridge

Sunday 4th July: Transition Cambridge Summer Picnic

Empty Common Community Garden, at the end of the allotments off Brooklands Avenue 12:30-14:30 add to google calendar
We hope to be able to have our traditional Transition summer picnic in July, to celebrate all we've achieved over the last year, and to celebrate finally being able to meet in person! (This is assuming all goes well with lockdown easing - check the TC website for last minute updates.) Please bring food and drink (it's maybe best if we don't share until covid is a distant memeory), and picnic blankets, and let's hope for good weather!
Source: Transition Cambridge

Proposal for Cambridge Nature Network launched by local Wildlife Trust

A proposal for a Cambridge Nature Network was launched earlier this month. The vision is for Cambridge to have significant areas of downland, fens, meadows and woodlands where nature can recover and thrive and to provide a systematic approach to bring about nature's recovery in and around the City for the benefit of wildlife and those who live, work, study in and visit Cambridge. More...
Source: Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust 05 Jun 2021

Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

Today, Cambridge City council is voting on whether to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency bill. This is a motion put forward by a newly elected Green Party councillor, Hannah Copley.

According to the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill the Government must develop an emergency strategy that:
(a)requires that the UK plays its fair and proper role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial temperatures;
(b)ensures that all the UK's consumption emissions are accounted for;
(c)includes emissions from aviation and shipping;
(d)protects and restores biodiverse habitats along overseas supply chains;
(e)restores and regenerates the UK's depleted soils, wildlife habitats and species populations to healthy and robust states, maximising their capacity to absorb CO2 and their resistance to climate heating;
(f) sets up an independent Citizens' Assembly, representative of the UK's population, to engage with Parliament and Government and help develop the emergency strategy.

Transition Cambridge wholeheartedly endorses this strategy.
Source: Transition Cambridge 27 May 2021