We run regular events throughout the year, from sustainable food talks and eco-renovation tours, to “swishing” and book swaps. Events are open to all. Join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news and events.

Cambridge Repair Cafe

16 May 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

IMG_4929St Andrew’s Hall, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1DH

CCF and Transition  Cambridge are delighted to announce their next Repair Cafe. The idea is to match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixed…and all for FREE! You can also pick up ideas on how to fix things yourself, if that interests you. We welcome:

    • small household appliances
    • electrical items
    • computers
    • mobile phones
    • bicycles
    • clothes
    • general bits’n’bobs

There’ll be a cafe on the day. You can turn up on the day, but it’s best to book your item in so the repairers have an idea of what’s coming and any small spares needed. Contact Kate here to book. The repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees. For further details about the day click here.
The Repair Cafe is global and growing all the time, see the latest countries to join the drive to reduce waste and emissions.Free event but donations gratefully received.

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BikeBus experience and Eco Hub visit

17 May 2015

Simon-Dew-loads-a-bike-on-to-the-rack-1024x682Gamlingay Eco Hub, Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, Sandy, SG19 3JR

CCF would like to invite you for an inspirational day out. We’ll be cycling from the City for a couple of hours to Gamlingay’s Eco Hub where we’ll be treated to a talk and tour of one of the country’s greenest community buildings. Lunch will be provided and then we’ll head back on the brilliant BikeBus. The BikeBus is a wonderful way to increase your access to the countryside without using a car – you’ll save 5kg of carbon by cycling instead of driving to Gamlingay. For more info about an innovative means of transport that’s on our doorstep please see South Cambs Bike Bus

Booking is essential as the tour and lunch are capped at 20 – please reserve a place to avoid disappointment. The event is free (bus fare not included) though donations always gratefully received. You can ride the BikeBus without a bike and are very welcome to join us at the Eco-Hub – you’d need to catch the 11.30hrs from Cambridge Station to join us for 1pm and catch the 15:29hrs to return.

Details:

Cycling to Gamlingay (at a pace that should suit all, 17 miles at about 10mph, see Cyclestreets route) – meet on The Backs behind Queen’s College, on the grass corner between Silver Street and Queen’s Rd at 10.30am. We’ll arrive in Gamlingay in time for lunch at 1pm.

BikeBus journey back to Cambridge – we’ll catch the 15:29hrs from Gamlingay, arriving Cambridge Station 16:42hrs. We should all get on but if not a few may have to cycle back J A single fare is about £3 and £2 for the bike, loaded on by the driver.

To reserve a place click here and email us with your name, tel no and how you intend to travel there and back. Please call Nicole with any queries 01223 301842. Sorry, the minimum age for this event is 18yrs.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Tristram Stuart: the food waste scandal (EAT Festival)

21 May 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

St Paul’s, Hills Rd, Tristram EAT logo
Cambridge, CB2 1JP

It’s a long way ahead but do save the date! We’re very excited that Tristram Stuart, the charismatic global food waste champion, founder of Feed Back (which includes Feeding the 5000, The Pig Idea and The Gleaning Network) is coming to Cambridge to talk about the global food waste scandal and what can be done about it. He’s a great speaker (see his TED talk here) and if you haven’t read his book `’Food Waste: the global food scandal”, we’d recommend it. To accompany Tristram’s talk there will be short presentations from local food waste organisations: Food Cycle; the City Council Food Waste Team and more. Cambridge Sustainable Food will also be launching the local Love Food Hate Waste campaign that evening. There will be delicious nibbles made from food that would otherwise be wasted, provided by Food Cycle team.

This is a free event. No booking required. Not to be missed!

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WWII Food Rationing Challenge

2 June 2015to30 June 2015

 

Did you know that one of the healthiest times (nutritionally) for the British public was during the rationing years of World War II? Rationing meant that everyone had access to the same vitamins and healthy foods – and were actively encouraged to consume what would keep them at peak physical health.

Our latest food challenge has been designed to explore what foods would have been available, what meals would have tasted like…and of course, the health and environmental benefits associated with a rationed diet.

We will be hosting an exciting launch event on June 2nd at St Paul’s on Hills Rd. The challenge itself will run throughout June, with participants joining us for at least one week during that time.

More information will be available soon – watch this space!

 

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Strawberry Fair

6 June 2015

strawberryMidsummer Common, Cambridge

Strawberry Fair is a Cambridge institution, completely free, run by the community for the community and a wonderful fun day out. CCF will be there again this year soaking up the atmosphere, running a fun, friendly and interactive stall. Do drop by and say hello!

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Speak up For the Love of…

17 June 2015

Central London

For the Love of... smallerWhether 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 the things we love. It’s our first opportunity after the General Election to tell our newly elected representatives what matters to us in this crucial year for climate action.

Join us on June 17th for a day of action and celebration as we Speak Up For The Love Of all we hold dear. Sign up below. Nearer the date, we’ll send you all the information you need to come along and lobby the new Government.

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