Past Events


'TAWAI: A Voice From The Forest' film & Q&A with Bruce Parry

'TAWAI: A Voice From The Forest' film & Q&A with Bruce Parry

21 November 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Light Cinema Clifton Way Cambridge

'Films for our Future' is a season of films with an environmental theme being organised by different groups around Cambridgeshire. The full season is in February 2018 but we are delighted to be kicking off with a taster film and Q&A with explorer, BAFTA Award winner and presenter of BBC's Tribe Bruce Parry. Tawai (the [...]

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The Circular Cambridge Festival

The Circular Cambridge Festival

11 November 2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Wesley Methodist Church Cambridge

The World's Biggest Repair Cafe Join the fun The Circular Festival is taking a bold and exciting step and is challenging repairers and you the public to help us set a world record to run the World’s Biggest Repair Cafe. Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge need your help to set this record so please [...]

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Thermal Imaging Training

Thermal Imaging Training

7 November 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Barnabas Church Cambridge

Thermal imaging vividly reveals weaknesses in a building’s insulation and air tightness. Find out where homes are wasting heat! These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends and others. In 2 hours you’ll learn how to use our cameras and interpret [...]

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The Human Library

The Human Library

2 November 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Barnabas Church Cambridge

Build your confidence to create your own cosy home by ‘borrowing’ a ‘book’ at our human library event! The human library format is great for discussing 1:1 queries and getting personal advice.The event will include installers, experts and Open Eco Home owners with a variety of experience, ideas and expertise relevant for all kinds of [...]

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Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

31 October 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Barnabas Church Cambridge

Choosing renewable energy and efficient heating solutions right for your home and budget. Chair: Jason Palmer – Director, Cambridge Architectural Research Featuring talks: Innovations in Solar PV and battery technology for homes (Owen Morgan, Founder of Cambridge Solar) An introduction to ground source heating (and cooling) with an emphasis on ground collectors and what may [...]

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Abington Repair Café

Abington Repair Café

28 October 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Abington Institute Cambridge

Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. You can bring along the following to be repaired and maybe pick up a few repair skills at the same time: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs. It’s best to book [...]

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Insulation

Insulation

25 October 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Barnabas Church Cambridge

Introduction Margaret Reynolds, Architect, M Reynolds RIBA Installing Floor Insulation in our house Peter Pope, Cambridge Architectural Research Examples of solid wall insulation work Raphael Delimata, Bow Tie construction Natural materials insulation Matt Smith, Natural Building Technologies   Talks followed by Q&A and refreshments. FREE EVENT. No booking required.

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Heating Controls and Energy Meters

Heating Controls and Energy Meters

23 October 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Barnabas Church Cambridge

This talk/discussion will help you answer the following questions: What heating controls should I have? What will ‘smart’ heating controls do for me? Why should I keep track of my energy use? Should I get a smart meter? Should I switch to a time of use electricity tariff? FREE EVENT. No booking required.

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Cottenham Repair Café

Cottenham Repair Café

21 October 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cottenham Community Centre Coffee Shop Cottenham

Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. You can bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs. Booking is optional, or you can just turn up [...]

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Open Eco Homes

Open Eco Homes


The 8th annual Open Eco Homes Event will take place on Sunday 8th October & Saturday 14th October. Highlights include the Tree House, an award-winning new-build by German eco-constructors Baufritz, and a special extended two house tour, combining visits to a large 1920s house undergoing a long term retrofit and an architecturally unique neighbouring new-build, including [...]

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