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We are gradually heading back to having more in-person events. We will continue to follow government guidelines, so if these change please check here to find out whether an event is on-line or in person. More
Online for first meetings, hopefully in person for later ones
We are looking for people to take part in our new Living with the Climate Crisis groups. The groups aim to help people face their complex feelings about the climate crisis, put down roots in the kinds of action (political, personal, community, at work) that feel right for them, share experiences, gain support and support others and become good communicators with family, friends and wider groups. This is an ongoing, 7 week group (please note, the dates have been updated from the previous bulletin).
The group will be facilitated by Dr Daniela Fernandez-Catherall and Ro Randall of Cambridge Climate Therapists.
Participation in the group is FREE. More information here. To book email Ro Randall More...
Source: Ro Randall, Cambridge Climate Therapists
Free online talk 19:00-20:30 add to google calendar
Cambridge Carbon Footprint are offering a free online talk on how to prepare your home to stay cool in a heatwave to help you get ready and stay comfortable by: - improving the shading of your home - controlling the ventilation to keep it cooler - avoid numerous ways of accidentally heating it - keeping yourself cool
Registration essential - register NOW to be sure of recieving the zoom link in time.
Donations to CCF very welcome. More...
Source: Cambridge Carbon Footprint
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...
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
Foster Road allotments trading hut CB2 9JR 10:30-12:00 add to google calendar
Swap spare seedlings, plants and surplus seeds. Expand the range of plants you grow and meet other local gardeners. You can attend even if you don't have anything to swap, just make a donation. No admission charge. Everyone welcome. Arrive early for the best choice of plants. Directions here.
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. Join us on 21st June when we'll be discussing a novel, 'Grievers' by Adrienne Maree Brown. From a review on goodreads: 'A tale of what happens when we can no longer ignore what has been lost in this world.'
Currently we are meeting online, however we are keen to meet in person soon. Book through Eventbrite (we'll then send you a zoom link). Any questions? Please get in touch with Meg. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge
Great news for people looking to fix their stuff from helpful experts who will do it and even better, show you how to do it! Six Repair Cafes are organised between now and the end of July in Cambridgeshire, including three new venues in Swavesey (June 25th) Whittlesford (July 30th) and the Edge Cafe in Cambridge (July 9th). Look under 'Events' tab on Cambridge Carbon Footprint website for dates, venues and how to book (see link below). More details to follow... More...
Source: Cambridge Carbon Footprint 23 May 2022
There has been a surge of interest in Repair Cafes - amazingly, there are 9 Repair Cafes scheduled between now and the end of July, incluing four new ones in Willingham, Swavesey, K1 and at The Edge Cafe. There are also at least 6 more groups hoping to start up this year. In order to support the development of Repair Cafes we need to attract more volunteer repairers, run more training workshops and develop support packages for organisers. To achieve this, Cambridge Carbon Footprint hope to take on a part-time person for 1.5 days a week, for one year which will cost £10,000. CCF have been accepted for £5k match funding from the Green Match Fund, which means that all donations made during the week of 22 - 29 April will be matched from the Big Green Match Fund, up to £5k, providing £10k if £5k is donated. So we would be very grateful if you'd like to make a donation via the Big Give website before 12pm Friday 29 April. Thank you! More...
Source: Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge 27 Apr 2022
We're looking for some help updating our website and running our social media - if you could help with either or both of these, we'd love to hear from you! Please email Anna for more info.
Source: Transition Cambridge 27 Apr 2022