|15 June 2013|
|10:30 am||to||3:30 pm|
|23 June 2013|
|10:30 am||to||3:30 pm|
Open Eco Homes returns for another year! 15 homes in Cambridge and the surrounding area will be opening their doors and providing inspiration for eco-renovation of all types.
If you’re new to Open Eco Homes, it’s easy:
- Visit http://openecohomes.org to check out the homes which are available and on the date you want. There are four tours of each home, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30. Some homes will be open both days, 15th and 23rd June, some will only be open for one.
- When you have selected the homes, dates and preferred times, email or call us to make a booking (we are now taking bookings).
- We will confirm your booking with any information you need to know, such as the specific house number of the home you want to visit (these are kept confidential until booking)
Details of homes to visit are now available at http://openecohomes.org.
Did you know that the average UK students’ weekly food allowance is approximately £23? This challenge is designed to demonstrate that even on such a tight budget, anyone is still capable of eating good quality, local food.
Participants will have the chance to explore the contribution food makes to climate change and understand what makes food ‘sustainable’. Be prepared to indulge in the amazing diversity of our local, seasonal produce, and make some new friends at our bring-and-share meal on Monday 24 June.
Quote from a recent participant:
“The challenge really made me think about how much I ate and what I really needed to have an enjoyable, nutritious diet. I actually felt healthier during these four weeks, as I never over-ate…and I found I had more energy.” (Bev)
The challenge will begin on Monday 17 June and will last for two weeks until Friday 28 June. For more information, have a look at the challenge page and our sustainable food blog.
If you would like to take part in this challenge, or have any questions regarding it then please email email@example.com.
|2 July 2013|
|7:30 pm||to||9:30 pm|
Anne Miller, Director of The Creativity Partnership and non-executive board
member of the British Antarctic Survey recently visited Antarctica. She will
share her experiences on what it is like to live and work in Antarctica,
what she learnt about the latest climate science, how Antarctica is changing
and why this matters.
The talk will take place at St. Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, CB4 3DZ
Space is limited so please book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01223 301842.
|8 July 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
Reconnect and unwind with other CCF supporters, volunteers, trustees and staff at this year’s summer social. It’s a great, casual opportunity to meet some other like-minded people and get to know others connected with CCF.
The social will take place in the home and garden of one of our trustees. Email us for a place (there should be plenty of room) and the address at email@example.com or ring us at 01223 301842. Bring along some (local) munchies and drinks to share!
|20 July 2013|
|2:00 pm||to||3:30 pm|
CCF is hosting its second Swishing of the year at St. Andrew’s Hall (St. Andrew’s Road, Chesterton) CB4 1DH.
If you caught some of our Second Hand Fashion activities earlier this year, swishing needs no explaination! But for those who are unfamiliar with the term, Swishing is clothes swapping with style. Participants bring a few items of good quality, clean clothing, and get to take home a few items of their choosing from others (it doesn’t have to be a direct exchange).
One person’s item that just doesn’t fit anymore or turned out to not be the right colour after all is someone else’s favourite new item in waiting; swishing just makes the exchange happen! One almost always comes away from a swishing with some fabulous new clothes that are even cheaper than they would be in a charity shop, sometimes barely worn, while relieving yourself of the guilt of those old items you never wear! It’s the perfect way to rejuvinate your wardrobe and give existing clothes new life.
Read about two first-time Swishing experiences from CCF’s previous swishings in this article in Style Magazine, and this blog post from Retrovert!
Please book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Despite the trend of mostly women taking part in swishings, we do welcome men’s, kids and baby clothes too!
|23 September 2013|
|6:45 pm||to||9:45 pm|
Inside Kate Hawksworth's Eco Home
Interested in eco-renovation and not sure where to start?
Whether you are an expert or simply curious, come to this event where three homeowners be sharing their stories of how and why they came to live the way they do now, what the process was like, and whether there is anything they would do differently. Come along and experience some of the different journeys that people are taking to create greener homes.
Judith Green - Judith renovated her 1912 terraced house in Ross Street using reclaimed materials to reduce the carbon footprint.
Kate Hawksworth – Kate’s house is custom built with a wide range of eco-friendly features from a grass roof to triple glazing.
Katherine Smith – Katherine recently bought an eco-house and is also involved in sustainability in a Suffolk local authority.
Kate's Custom Built Eco Home
Work in Progress at Judith's home
Judith's Retrofitted Eco Home
There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion about these unique projects. We hope to see you there!
For more information and to book a place send an email to email@example.com or call us on 01223 851616.
|2 November 2013|
|10:30 am||to||5:30 pm|
Ross Street Community Centre, CB1 3UZ
A home-energy day for the Mill Road area, with:
- visits to local houses with energy-saving improvements (morning)
- talks and workshops by home energy experts
- videos of local homes with the householder & an energy expert
- stalls with reliable local suppliers and installers
- expert advice about your particular situation
- latest information on loans and grants, including Green Deal
- advice for tenants
The main focus will be on the many pre-1920s houses in the area (and throughout Cambridge) which have solid walls and are therefore more difficult and expensive to insulate.
Also with information on more recent housing, and workshops on:
- DIY improvements
- Getting the best out of your house at no extra cost