Author Archives: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

What’s happening to our appliances?

Article by Chris Moller Chris Moller is a retired electronics engineer, a Visiting Researcher at the Open University and organiser of the Cottenham Repair Café.  His other activities include International Electrical Standards and managing a Vocational College in Ghana. My dad … Continue reading

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Housing crisis and Open Eco Homes

Article by Allan Shepherd Britain has an ongoing housing crisis that is preventing its population enjoying full and healthy lives. Collectively, because of the way our homes were built in the past, and to a lesser extent the way they … Continue reading

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World’s biggest Repair Cafe

Article by Nicole Barton. Repair Cafes. ‘What a jolly good idea’ is what I think Sir David Attenborough said to me as I introduced him to the concept in April. My recollection is blurred by endorphins and adrenalin – this … Continue reading

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Homes Fit for the Future

Article by Tom Bragg We all deserve a good home and Cambridge’s acute need for affordable housing has been well covered in this paper.  ‘Good’ homes are also energy-efficient, comfortable and affordable to heat. Well insulated, draught-free homes cost little … Continue reading

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Keeping Cool in Heatwave

Article by Tom Bragg With climate change we have to expect more extreme weather and this year we’ve already had a very wet spring followed by the heatwave and drought. Here’s a few of ways to stay comfortable in a … Continue reading

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Histon Repair Cafe

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 … Continue reading

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DETRITUS TRANSFIGURED – essay by Philip Vann

DETRITUS TRANSFIGURED: The Cambridge CirculART Trail – essay by Philip Vann Over three days in June 2016 I set out on quite an adventure – exploring on foot fifteen of the charity shops on the CirculART Trail in near-central Cambridge. … Continue reading

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Hempcrete workshop at Thoday Street

Today’s blog is another cross post from the Open Eco Homes blog. If this post gets you enthused about hempcrete make sure you check out the hempcrete workshop being offered at Thoday Street. At the time of writing there are … Continue reading

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Does your Combie fire up at odd times?

Today’s blog is a cross post from the Open Eco Homes blog. Written by Anne Miller, a former Eco Homes host this blog post is a great example of the sort of detailed advice you get on an Open Eco … Continue reading

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Climate Rising

A couple of weeks ago, just under 1,000 climate change activists (including 3 intrepid members of Cambridge Carbon Footprint!) met in London at the Climate Rising event to discuss what to do next following the Paris climate change talks.

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Vacancy: Open Eco Homes

Open Eco Homes (OEH) arranges for householders to show and explain to visitors on 2 weekends in September how they save home energy by their home’s design, retro-fitted improvements, smart behaviour, etc.

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CCF office closure

Well, it’s been quite a 2015! Here at CCF we’ve run many well attended events, had a run away success with our WWII Rationing Challenge, and had good fun at a good many stalls. All of which we could not have … Continue reading

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Greener gifting

The Women of Note choir are inspiring green gift giving this Christmas with a special version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Continue reading

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An inspiring week

I am writing this at the start of the Climate Change talks in Paris after an inspiring week that has left me hopeful that we can overcome the huge challenges we are facing from climate change. On Monday night I … Continue reading

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Insulation

St Luke’s Church Victoria Road, CB4 3DZ St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ 26 people came to an animated evening, learning more about: How much heat is your house losing in winter from poor insulation? What about heat … Continue reading

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