|5 March 2014||to||13 April 2014|
Are you up for a fun food challenge? Have you been thinking about making some healthier and more sustainable changes to your diet? Are you looking for something to give up for Lent this year?
If any of these apply to you then look no further! Join us for the 5:2 Good Food Challenge: our biggest and best food challenge yet and the latest event in our Food for a Greener Future series.
The challenge is simple: eat vegetarian or vegan two days a week for 40 days.
In response to feedback from our recent Food for a Greener Future Conference, including many personal pledges to eat less meat and dairy, we’ve decided to launch this brand new challenge this Lent. This challenge is our way of helping people to accomplish their pledges, and get the help and support they need along the way.
|8 March 2014|
|12:00 pm||to||2:00 pm|
Swishing comes to Trumpington! Swishing is a clothes swap – bring along your unwanted clothes in good condition and take away something you love instead – a simple idea but a great one!
Bring along your clothes at 12 noon. Soup and roll lunches and tea and cakes will be on sale while we sort out the clothes ready for you to take your pick at 1pm when the swishing starts. Admission is free but donations are welcome. This event is a partnership between Cambridge Carbon Footprint and the Trumpington Residents Association. Any profits will support the Trumpington Stitchers to pay the weekly hall hire allowing local residents to meet and share their skills.
|12 March 2014|
|7:30 pm||to||9:30 pm|
Most of us want to do something about climate change. But why do we often fail to take action? Why does it seem difficult to adopt a lower carbon lifestyle? Picking up on this years Science Festival theme, this workshop invites participants to reflect on the patterns and structures in our feelings, habits and social settings, which stand in the way of a more sustainable lifestyle. Would changing them be unpleasant and puritanical? Or might it be enjoyable and fulfilling? The workshop gives a taste of Carbon Conversations, a series of six engaging meetings to help you halve your carbon footprint.
Friends Meeting House
Cambridge, CB5 8BA
|22 March 2014|
|10:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
|23 March 2014|
|10:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
Various locations. Volunteers are needed to help get four of Cambridge’s community gardens, allotments and orchards ready for a bumper harvest this year. Cambridge Carbon Footprint is co-ordinating the local Big Dig and we are really excited about the difference that Big Dig volunteers will make to our many growing spaces. A local forager will be providing diggers on the day with a surprise wild soup, we’re hoping local musicians will accompany the volunteers and there will be cake (although please do bring along your favourite to share)!
The four sites taking part are (for a map and details see http://www.bigdig.org.uk/cambridge/ Trumpington Community Orchard, Empty Common Community Garden, Midsummer Common Community Orchard and an overgrown plot in need of TLC called Green End Lane. There will be a real variety of activities to choose from: planting wildflower meadows, hard digging, erecting polytunnels, planting organic seeds etc. All Big Digs are 10am -1pm on Sat 22nd apart from the one at Empty Common which takes place on Sunday 23rd, 10am-1pm. All welcome, families will be most suited to Trumpington, Empty and Midsummer Common. Please bring along tools and gloves if you have them, otherwise some will be available.
No booking required. Please contact Nicole for further information on 01223 301842 or email email@example.com
|25 March 2014|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
We’ll be hosting an experimental and very fun workshop on how to make your own lotions and ‘potions’. Commercially made lotions, creams and balms are often made of a list of chemicals which are harmful to the earth, made in all sorts of energy intensive ways, shipped a long way, and bottled in single-use containers. We can do better! (And we’ll smell nice while doing it!)
Friends Meeting House
|5 April 2014|
|1:30 pm||to||4:00 pm|
Creative Communities is a community wide multi-faith, multi-cultural event, which has been planned by an interfaith committee and will take place from 1.30pm – 4pm on Saturday 5 April in the Cambridge Community Circus hall at Citylife House, Sturton St, CB1 2QF. The event is designed to raise awareness about the link between faith communities and reduction of carbon emissions through sharing of resources and skills. We hope it will also provide an opportunity for different faiths to explore how their traditions offer alternatives to overconsumption of natural resources through food, travel and heating etc. It will be family-friendly and interactive, aiming to engage members of the Cambridge community of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
What to expect on the day:
- Opening by Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge
- Hands on craft activities for children
- Interactive music from local community groups
- Free food
- Stalls from organisations that facilitate shared community resources
For more information about the Creative Communities project click here.
Limited FREE tickets are available, so please register now!