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.

CCF Stall at ‘Volunteer for Cambridge’

28 February 2015
11:00 amto4:00 pm

Volunteer for camGuildhall

CCF will be one of 80 organisations working locally on social and environmental change that are hoping to recruit volunteers at the event. Please come along and find out about volunteering with us or take a peek at our Volunteering Pages. We are currently very keen to recruit:

If you would like to chat through any of the roles please call our Volunteer and Events Organiser on 01223 301842

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Vintage Swishing & Tea Party Event

28 February 2015
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

IMGP2698St Andrews Baptist Church
St Andrews Street

CCF are partnering with Cambridge BID and the Ladybirds WI  to bring Cambridge its very own Vintage Swishing and Tea Party Event. Join us on Saturday February 28th, bring your unloved garments and swap them for some pre-loved treasures! We’ll sort all the clothes into an organised swap shop while you enjoy afternoon tea and some vintage tunes.

1.00pm: Drop off your clothes, shoes, accessories
Enjoy afternoon tea & tunes
1.30pm: The swap shop opens

Entry is free – though donations are very welcome. This event is a fundraiser for Cambridge Carbon Footprint and the LadyBirds WI. All excess goods will be donated to charity. No booking required.

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Carbon Conversations

4 March 2015
7:30 pm

Carbon Conversations-10Join us for Carbon Conversations,  a series of six engaging meetings addressing climate change in a different way. The meetings will cover climate change and carbon emissions and will help participants explore their own responses to it, including their ideas for a low-carbon future and the four key areas of the footprint – home energy, travel, food and other consumption.

The meetings allow participants to examine their values, lifestyle and identity in a friendly setting and to come to terms both  emotionally and practically with low carbon living. Most members make reductions of 1 tonne CO2 during the meetings and develop plans to reduce further. Continue reading

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Solid Wall Insulation

11 March 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

SWI+Tom LighterThe Centre at St Paul’s
Hills Rd CB2 1JP

Nearly all pre-1930s homes (and some built since) have solid walls that leak heat!

The Cambridgeshire Solid Wall Insulation Fund  gives grants of up to £6,000 per household towards adding internal or external insulation to solid walls, helping reduce energy bills and carbon emissions. There are special offers for landlords and tenants too.

At this free event, our panel of experts will explain your choices and what’s involved, followed by discussion: Continue reading

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Sustainable Food in the Spotlight: Choosing food which is good for you and the planet

17 March 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
Natural sign of love - heart made from small tomatoes

Image copyright of Piku/Mangojuicy.

Friends Meeting House, 
Jesus Lane, CB5 8AB

Can you lower your carbon footprint substantially  by changing what food you eat?  Yes you can! This workshop run by Cambridge Carbon Footprint as part of the Science Festival will consider the factors which determine the impact of our food on the environment, and it will invite participants to share their thoughts and feelings about changing to a more sustainable pattern of food consumption.

This is a free event. To book call 01223 301842 or email info@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org.

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Environment & Climate Change QUESTION TIME

20 March 2015
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University,
East Road CB1 1PT (please use East Rd main entrance)

Climate Question 333x300Do you wish politicians would listen to your views on the environment? Not sure how to vote? At this free event you can question Cambridge’s leading parliamentary candidates, with Dr Aled Jones ensuring fair play and a good debate. Informal discussions can continue afterwards.

Chamali Fernando     Conservative
Rupert Read               Green
Julian Huppert
          Lib Dem
Daniel Zeichner          Labour

Chair: Dr Aled Jones, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University.
Organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge, supported by Anglia Ruskin University.

BOOKING desirable, but not essential: click here.
Please download and display this poster.                                                   #cambqt15

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Spring Clean your Home Naturally

25 March 2015
8:00 pmto9:30 pm

Friends Meeting House
Jesus Lane

file000138472429Cambridge Carbon Footprint is delighted to offer a new green cleaning skillshare on how to keep your home and clothes clean and fresh using natural and non toxic ingredients. There’ll be ideas and demonstrations on cleaning all the rooms and surfaces in your home and a chance to make your own products.

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



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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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