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Airtightness & Ventilation

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

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 stuffy house; we want the best indoor air quality. Whatever kind of home you live in our panel […]

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Priorities & Plans

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

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 hassle and unnecessary costs.

Experts described the basics and answeed questions:
Priorities   Alex Rice, Hill, OEH host   […]

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Hosting Open Eco Homes

Anne shows off her DIY demountable window awnings
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 housework? Looking back, those fears seem rather irrational, but they […]

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Open Eco Homes 2015

19 September 2015 9:00 am to 27 September 2015 5:00 pm

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 – the pros and cons – and how to improve comfort while cutting energy bills […]

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The Summer Clothes Swap Party

25 July 2015, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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 July. Bring your items in at 1pm and enjoy tea and cake whilst a team organises […]

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I am a newcomer to politics…

Oscar Gillespie at the WI and CCF stall at the Strawberry Fair 2015
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, and despite “the sixth […]

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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 week. Lunches have been salads with some bread and Marmite or chutney, evening meals have been easy because […]

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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, so I started the austerity a little earlier than planned.

Most of the time I was away […]

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Into week 3

Ann Mitchell
WWII Rationing Challenge: Week 3
Our household is back to normal this week, and Ian has done most of the cooking. We tried Woolton Pie, which can either be mashed potato or pastry top. We used a recipe where the pastry is made with wholemeal flour, vegetable suet and mashed potato, with mixed root vegetables making […]

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Invitation to CCF’s Summer Social

1 July 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Eltisley Avenue, Cambridge
It’s been another great six months for CCF and we’d love to celebrate with you. The summer social is a great CCF tradition – an opportunity to meet like-minded people and get to know others connected with CCF in a fun, social atmosphere. Some drinks and snacks will be provided though you’re most […]

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WWII Food Rationing Challenge – trying a rationed diet for a week or more in June

2 June 2015 to 30 June 2015

 

Why a rationing challenge?
2015 is the 70 year anniversary marking the end of WWII. It is an opportunity to remember some of the hardships that people endured in their daily lives during and after the wartime years. Rationing in Britain was unpopular, in other countries food shortages and rationing were a matter of life and […]

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Speak up For the Love of…

17 June 2015,

Central London

Whether it’s your morning coffee, walks on the beach, or your local community, it could be affected by climate change.

So come June, we’ll be gathering people from Cambridge and joining the Climate Coalition and thousands of others from around the UK to ask our MPs to commit to strong action on climate change to protect all […]

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CCF Stall at Arbury Carnival

13 June 2015,

Arbury Town Park, Campkin Rd, Cambridge

CCF will be playing a new game that reveals where we really can cut carbon and save money. The carnival will be a good place to drop by and find out more about June’s rationing challenge and the ‘For the Love of…’ climate lobby of Parliament on June 17th.

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Big Bunting Sew Up

11 June 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cambridge Women’s Resource Center
The Wharf, Hooper Street
Cambridge, CB1 2NZ

SPEAK UP FOR THE LOVE OF…

Groups from around the UK are working on bunting for the ‘Speak Up For the Love of…’ climate lobby and here in Cambridge the Ladybirds WI and Cambridge Carbon Footprint are collaborating on craftavism under the banner of The ‪#Cambridge Cares Big Bunting Project.

Whether […]

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One week finished!

Mince slice with seasonal vegetables
Ann Mitchell
WWII Rationing Challenge: Week 1 Day 7, Sunday 7th June
I can’t believe how fast the first week has gone. Time to take stock and plan for the next week.
Other than two rashers of bacon, I ate no meat until Friday, when I went to my local butcher and asked what I […]

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