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.

Consumers or citizens? – How do we make choices and why does it matter?

22 October 2014
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Friends Meeting House
12 Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA

train stationMany of us are aware of climate change and the need to act on it, but are confused about what that might involve. Can you see yourself adopting a low carbon lifestyle? What would it be like to live more sustainably?

This workshop with Cambridge Carbon Footprint explores the way in which our identities are bound up with our patterns of consumption and also with our other values. Participants are invited to reflect on low carbon choices. What are these choices, at the most practical level? And how would making them tie in with our sense of who we are and what we care about? Would it be difficult to make them – or perhaps surprisingly easy and rewarding?

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Multi-Faith Walk, Festival of Ideas

24 October 2014
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Riverside Rd, 
Beside Riverside Bridge, CB5 8JB

walk imageJoin a movement of people from all different faiths in Cambridge, to take a walk celebrating unity between religious identities in the face of climate change challenges. It has been shown that “Religious faiths have profoundly important insights into questions of sustainability and…have the potential to mobilise large numbers of citizens behind the changes needed to realise it.” (in Living Lightly, Living Faithfully (2014) by Colin Bell, Jonathan Chaplin and Robert White from The Faraday Institute, Cambridge). A move towards low-carbon lifestyles to reduce human impact on climate change raises deep questions about the nature of truly fulfilling lives and design of flourishing societies. To reduce carbon emissions at the level that is required to impact climate change, radical rethinking of our personal, social and economic actions is needed, much of which can be informed by spiritual and faith identities.

This family-friendly walk will begin at dusk and move from Riverside Bridge along the river Cam towpath towards the city, finishing at Jesus Green by 7pm. Here walkers of diverse faith backgrounds will gather to light flashlights, symbolising hope in the face of climate change challenges. A brief message and musical piece will end the event. Don’t forget to bring your own flashlight and appropriate outdoor clothes. The event will go ahead rain or shine.

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Thermal Imaging Training

28 October 2014
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

thermal image 1CCF OFFICE
Hooper St. CB1 2NZ.

Thermal imaging vividly reveals weaknesses in a building’s insulation and air tightness.

These popular training sessions are for people wanting to volunteer to borrow a thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends & family and others who’ve requested a survey. Participants learn how to use our two cameras and how to interpret the results.

Find more about the benefits of infrared surveys and how those trained can borrow the CCF’s thermal imaging cameras on our thermal imaging page.

Booking Essential: email info@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org or call the office on 01223 301842 (Mon-Fri, 9-5).

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Personal Stories of Eco Homes

22 October 2014
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Katharine Home 4_3 (800x600)Friends Meeting House,
Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA

Sometimes being interested in eco-renovation or building a new eco-home isn’t enough to make a start. Often the problems aren’t just technical, first you need to figure out what you really want.

Three homeowners will share and discuss their stories of how and why they now live in beautiful, energy-efficient homes Continue reading

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Celebrate with Cambridge Sustainable Food!

8 November 2014
7:00 pmto10:00 pm

CSF party poster copyPenn Farm Studios
Haslingfield

It will soon be a year since the consultation meeting (November 18th) which saw the creation of Cambridge Sustainable Food. It’s time to celebrate!

In honor of the occasion Duncan Catchpole of Cofco is kindly hosting a party at his base in Haslingfield – there will be live music from Beth Walthew and her band Makossa, dancing, delicious local seasonal food from Curly Kale Café and a bar selling local beer (and soft drinks). A suggested donation of £10 is asked to cover the cost, which includes food. Duncan’s last party at the venue was a wild success, so book your tickets now!

Of course there will also be news of what Cambridge Sustainable Food has achieved over the year and what the plans are for 2015, but the focus will be on celebration! Find out more here.

Volunteers needed
We need people to help with various things on the day of the party, so please let us know if you can help: preparing the party space, stewarding, helping with parking.

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An Energy Researcher’s Home

12 November 2014
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Door Seal  (300x221)34 Linden Close,
Cambridge CB4 3JU

Ray Galvin, a researcher at both the Department of Architecture at Cambridge and the School of Economics and Business Studies at RWTH-Aachen University, Germany, will share his personal experience of putting technical understanding into practice in the home. His broad field of work is environmental science, with an interdisciplinary background in engineering, social sciences, policy studies, and more recently economics. At Cambridge he is currently researching the influence of aesthetic values on home energy-efficiency upgrade decisions. Continue reading

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CCF supporter conference

15 November 2014
12:00 pmto4:30 pm

CCF membersSt Andrews Hall
Chesterton

2015 will be a crucial year for the climate movement and for CCF. Please save the date (Saturday November 15th) and join us for our very first CCF supporter conference. We’re making ambitious plans for next year and we really need your help.

The conference will be an opportunity to hear first hand CCF’s draft plans for 2015, for you to tell us which direction you’d like CCF to go and for all of us to figure out together how we can really pack a punch. We’ll also have a speaker from the UK Climate Coalition talking about the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015 and their plans for campaigning for the coming year. And there’ll be a chance to socialise too, with a big communal bring and share lunch.

We’d love to see you all there. We need you now more than ever to come and share your thoughts, and help us plan for 2015! Please email alana@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org to let us know if you can attend.

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Thermal Imaging Training

2 December 2014
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Helen & TICCF OFFICE
Hooper St. CB1 2NZ.

Thermal imaging vividly reveals weaknesses in a building’s insulation and air tightness.

These popular training sessions are for people wanting to volunteer to borrow a thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends & family and others who’ve requested a survey. Participants learn how to use our two cameras and how to interpret the results.

Find more about the benefits of infrared surveys and how those trained can borrow the CCF’s thermal imaging cameras on our thermal imaging page.

Booking Essential: email info@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org or call the office on 01223 301842 (Mon-Fri, 9-5).

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