The latest news, stories, opinion and analysis from CCF members.

Warm Homes in Trumpington in Cambridge News

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.

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Eat Buy Local event in the Cambridge News

27 September 2012 – CCF’s Eat Buy Local event – a hubbing initiative designed to bring together local producers and the community is featured in the Cambridge News.

Read the full article here.

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Eat Buy Local event shows strong support for local food

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.

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CCF talks to The Telegraph about eco-living

11 September 2012 – Helen Karapandzic of Cambridge Carbon Footprint talks to The Telegraph about how to save food and reduce waste.

You can read the article by Sarah Lonsdale here.

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Open Eco Gardens in the Cambridge News

6 July 2012 – CCF is hosting its first Open Eco Gardens event on 14 July, offering the public the opportunity to visit 12 of the City’s most eco-friendly spaces.

Read about Open Eco Gardens in the Cambridge News.

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Details of Open Eco Gardens now live

22 June 2012 – Building on the success of its annual Open Eco Homes eco-renovation event, CCF is pleased to announce its first Open Eco Gardens event, which will take place on Saturday 14 July.

Click here to view details of this year’s eco gardens and to book your tours.

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PLANEAT event draws a full house

9 June 2012 – Yesterday CCF screened the inspiring film PLANEAT to a full audience at the Ross Street Community Centre. Continue reading

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What did we learn from Eating Local?

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

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Record numbers for Open Eco Homes

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.

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First Open Eco Homes weekend attracts over 250 visits

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).

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Fundraising success: £1641 raised on 14 May

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.

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Open Eco Homes in the Telegraph

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).

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Open Eco Homes on Cambridge 105 radio

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

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Open Eco Homes off to a flying start

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.

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‘Eating Local’ on Cambridge 105 radio

17 April 2012 – Helen Karapandzic of Cambridge Carbon Footprint talks to Cambridge 105’s Flavour show about the benefits of buying local and about the Eating Local spring food challenge. Click here to listen to / download the podcast.

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