15 November 2012 – Under the headline “Trumpington residents take the lead in energy saving” the Cambridge News promoted our Warm Homes in Trumpington event on the 10th of November, which got excellent feedback from those attending. Read the article here.
Read the full article here.
22 September 2012 – With just under 70 people in attendance, CCF’s first Eat Buy Local event was a sell out success. Following a delicious homemade meal made from local ingredients, attendees heard from speakers from Cam Cattle, Waterland Organics, Hawthorn Farm, Cambake, Cambridge Country Market and CCF’s own panel of Eating Local food challenge participants. Read the Eat Buy Local event summary.
You can read the article by Sarah Lonsdale here.
Read about Open Eco Gardens in the Cambridge News.
Click here to view details of this year’s eco gardens and to book your tours.
9 June 2012 – Yesterday CCF screened the inspiring film PLANEAT to a full audience at the Ross Street Community Centre. Continue reading
8 June 2012 – Now that the springtime, hungry gap part of Eating Local food challenge has ended, it is interesting to look back and see what we have learned from this exercise. In general, we found eating local was not the unpleasant experience some in the house were expecting, far from it. In fact it broadened our food perspectives and left us with more to choose from in the long run. Here are some of the things we discovered from Eating Local Continue reading
30 May 2012 – CCF’s third successful Open Eco Homes eco-renovation event took place earlier this month. As part of this year’s event, 25 eco-friendly homes in Cambridge and the surrounding villages, ranging from Victorian eco-retrofits to 1960′s conversions and custom builds, opened their doors to the public for guided tours on two weekends.
There were 245 unique visitors to the 25 eco-homes and three information centres at Rampton Drift, Coton Village Hall and Gamlingay Ecohub over the two weekends, with a total of 517 visits (some people visiting more than one house). 182 of those people had not visited eco-homes before, so we are clearly reaching new audiences.
In addition, around 100 visitors attended the Eco Renovation Question Time launch event at The Centre at St Paul’s, hosted by Transition Cambridge in partnership with CCF.
18 May 2012 – The first of two Open Eco Homes weekends this month got off to a flying start, with over 250 visits to eco homes in and around Cambridge. A wide variety of eco homes took part in the first weekend, ranging from Victorian retrofits to custom builds.
The Open Eco Homes event provides an opportunity for visitors to see and hear how – with a bit of determination and imagination – it is possible to make changes that will significantly reduce a home’s energy consumption.
Missed those? Don’t miss out! 15 eco homes in and around Cambridge will be taking part in the final open weekend on 26/27 May 2012. Click here to visit the Open Eco Homes website to learn more about the participating homes and book your tour(s).
15 May 2012 – Cambridge Carbon Footprint would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters who gave so generously yesterday as part LocalGiving May Match Fund. Together we raised £1641 (including fund matching and gift aid)
Your committment to helping us work together to build a more sustainable future is greatly appreciated. CCF’s core funding from Cambridge City Council finished at the end of March. Your donations will therefore make a big difference to our activities. Funds raised from this event will support projects like our Open Eco Homes eco-renovation event this month and a skills share event planned for the autumn.
15 May 2012 – Open Eco Homes participant and climate scientist Andrew Rankin talks to Sarah Lonsdale of the Telegraph about life off-grid on a narrowboat and some of the low energy measures he has implemented. Click here to read the full article.
This year’s Open Eco Homes event will take place over two weekends: 12/13 May and 26/27 May 2012. Click here to visit the Open Eco Homes website to learn more about the 25 homes that are participating in this year’s event and to book your tour(s).
5 May 2012 – Eco homeowner and architect Jeremy Ashworth and Helen Karapandzic of Cambridge Carbon Footprint talk to Roger Frost of Cambridge 105 radio about Open Eco Homes. Click here to listen to / download the podcast
4 May 2012 – Open Eco Homes got off to a flying start on Wednesday with a highly successful eco renovation question time launch event, chaired by Terry Macalister, Energy Editor of The Guardian. The event attracted around 100 attendees.