Author Archives: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

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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Cambridge Pumpkin Fest

  Various locations throughout Cambridge The first Cambridge Pumpkin Fest is hosting over 30 events to encourage food waste reduction in fun, creative and delicious ways. Festivities include: Pumpkin Festival launch Night at St Paul’s on 23 Oct with talks … Continue reading

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Renewables Plus

Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA 17 of us heard great presentaions, then with lively discussions on: Choosing renewable energy and efficient heating for your home & budget Solar PV the latest choices Owen Morgan, Cambridge Solar Presentation … Continue reading

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Climate Change – What Can You Do?

John Turner, CCF Volunteer I recently read a fascinating article from The Guardian who asked ten green leaders at the forefront of the climate movement for simple steps ordinary people can take in the fight against climate change. The answers … Continue reading

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Personal Stories

Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA 18 of us heard homeowners’ varied stories: choosing, installing and living with a variety of energy-saving measures. We learnt how and why they now live in beautiful, energy-efficient homes,  what’s it been … Continue reading

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Why do pumpkins need rescuing? The Cambridge #PumpkinRescue Festival

Bev Sedley, Chair of Cambridge Sustainable Food Everyone loves pumpkins and at this time of year pumpkins are the belle of the ball – Halloween is the UK’s second largest retail festival after Christmas –so why on earth do pumpkins … Continue reading

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Airtightness & Ventilation

Anglia Ruskin University, Helmore 251 East Road, CB1 1PT 34 people had a lively evening about the competing needs for air tightness and ventilation and what’s best for our homes: Nobody wants to live in a draughty house, nor a … Continue reading

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Priorities & Plans

Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St John’s 29 of us had thought provoking presentations and discussion on: How to decide your priorities & make it happen from easy jobs to big projects.  Make a plan and turn it into reality, minimising … Continue reading

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Hosting Open Eco Homes

Anne Miller (Home F, in Open Eco Homes 2015) When Tom suggested last year that we should be an Open Eco Home, I was a little nervous: Did we have enough to show people? Would they criticise my standards of … Continue reading

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Open Eco Homes 2015

Open Eco Homes was a great success with about 400 visits made to fifteen exciting low-energy homes, both new-build and retro-fit.  Visitors were delighted with what they saw and learnt. Householders showed and explained the energy-saving features of their homes … Continue reading

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The Summer Clothes Swap Party

St Andrews Street Baptist Church, 43 St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3AR CCF are partnering with Cambridge BID to bring Cambridge its very own Clothes Swap Party. Bring your unloved garments and swap them for some pre-loved treasures on Saturday 25th … Continue reading

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I am a newcomer to politics…

Oscar Gillespie I am a newcomer to politics – I have been involved with CCF and Transition for a few years but it felt to me that things were not happening quickly enough. The environmental crisis is building and building, … Continue reading

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Nearly at the end!

WWII Rationing Challenge: Week 4 Ann Mitchell   The last week of rationing has more challenging, as we have restricted ourselves to what is available locally and seasonally as well sticking to rationed items. So no bananas, oranges, lemons, olives this … Continue reading

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Joining the WWII Rationing Challenge

Ian Having been away for the start of the challenge, coming back to England on the ferry from Hoek in Holland, I decided to partake of a substantial early supper on the ship.  Unfortunately it was dreadful and mostly inedible, … Continue reading

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