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.

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

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 – trying a rationed diet for a week or more in June

2 June 2015to30 June 2015

 

Why a rationing challenge?
green ration book2015 is the 70 year anniversary marking the end of WWII. It is an opportunity to remember some of the hardships that people endured in their daily lives during and after the wartime years. Rationing in Britain was unpopular, in other countries food shortages and rationing were a matter of life and death.

A rather surprising outcome of rationing in Britain was that despite the queues, shortages and lack of variety, people were healthier during the war years than they are today! They consumed less meat and dairy products and fewer processed and out of season foods. Continue reading

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Launch Event for WWII Rationing Challenge

2 June 2015
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

St Paul’s, Hills Rd, 
Cambridge, CB2 1JPWomen's Land Army

This evening of displays, talks and short films launches our WWII Food Rationing Challenge. 2015 is the 70 year anniversary marking the end of WWII. It is an opportunity to remember some of the hardships that people endured in their daily lives during and after the wartime years.

The challenge explores the common ground between a diet from the forties/fifties and eating sustainably today. Participants will be expected to stick to rations and can join in for a week or month, starting anytime during June 2015.

As well as individuals, we’d love groups of friends, family, colleagues and interest groups to try it together as a team. Each person will have their own ration book which they can pick up on the night (if you can’t make the launch you can request one by emailing: info@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org) The ration book will guide you through the challenge and further resources will be available online and via Facebook.

A local food historian and author will be our rationing expert on the evening and Food Cycle will be cooking up some delicious snacks made from food that might otherwise have been wasted.

No booking required, free event.

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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. Continue reading

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2015 Annual General Meeting

16 July 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

CCF membersThe Centre at St Paul’s (lower Hall),
Hills Rd, CB2 1JP

All welcome to come and hear CCF’s inside story, ask questions and give us your feedback.
Do come along for:

  • a brief formal AGM, with a chance to vote on CCF Trustees and other resolutions*
  • an update on CCF’s 2014 work and finances and future plans and new directions
  • participation in further improving our plans and ways of working

* to vote at the AGM you need to be a Member of CCF Ltd:  Applications welcome.
The formal Agenda will be circulated to Members and posted here in advance.

With your help, we want to accelarate the low-carbon society in the Cambridge area.

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