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Histon Repair Cafe

4 March 2017, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

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. Please book your item […]

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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. Here, displayed in both shop windows and retail interiors for one month, was a dynamically diverse […]

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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 two half price tickets up for grabs! 
This years Open Eco Homes features Thoday Street, a […]

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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 Homes tour. Bookings are now open for tours on September 18th and 24th.
About a month […]

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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. We were welcomed by a rousing speech from Craig Bennett, Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth. […]

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Vacancy: Open Eco Homes

Open Eco Homes Project Worker?
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. This is the 7th Year that Cambridge Carbon Footprint is running this project. It has a great record of informing and inspiring thousands of visitors […]

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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 done without the help of our many wonderful volunteers. After such a busy year, it’s […]

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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

CCF waits for the climate march to begin
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 joined over 80 other interested people from Cambridge to […]

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9 November 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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 GAIN in summer?
How to stay comfortable, save on bills and cut your carbon emissions?
What are the pros and cons of […]

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Cambridge Pumpkin Fest

23 October 2015 to 7 November 2015


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 from Sam Joseph of Bristol Skipchen, food4food and Prospects Trust. Food provided by FoodCycle with music from The […]

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Renewables Plus

4 November 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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
Heat Pumps, micro CHP,    Pete McKeown, Cernunnos
Living with solar, heat pumps, MVHR   Nicola Terry      Presentation

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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 ranged from political activism and support for government initiatives through to lifestyle changes you can make […]

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Personal Stories

20 October 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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 like? What are the benefits — and the problems? Lively discussion continued and people found it […]

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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 need rescuing? Here are some facts that perhaps you didn’t know:

Two-in-five (42%) people buy Halloween pumpkins […]

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