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.

Climate Friendly Holiday Choices – Your guide to choosing a green holiday in 2015

29 January 2015
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

The Fort St George pub
Midsummer Common, CB4 1HA

sunsetCCF would like to invite you to spend a winters evening in a cosy, riverside pub thinking about and possibly planning a more climate friendly holiday for 2015. We hope the event will be informal yet inspiring, with opportunities to hear about others experiences and maybe share your own. We’ll cover:

  • Wild camping and cycling holidays
  • Home swapping
  • Eco-holiday greenwash
  • WWOOFing:World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
  • Train travel abroad
  • How to calculate the carbon footprint of your holiday

Please book by emailing: info@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org

FREE

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CCF Workshop at the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum event

7 February 2015

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St Catherine’s College, Cambridge University

The Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum is an all day event full of talks, debates, workshops and discussions. This year’s conference includes speakers Dame Barbara Stocking (ex-CEO of Oxfam) and Stephen Tindale (ex-head of Greenpeace UK.) The theme is “Climate Change, Culture Change” and will encourage people to consider climate change from new perspectives. Speakers will address its interactions with poverty, governance and economics.

CCF’s workshop is between 13:15 -14:00hrs and is part of the overall programme for the whole day, you’ll need a ticket (£10-£35) http ://tinyurl . com/kc8h9zz

Title: Your low carbon food choices This talk and discussion will explore the changes we can make to lower the carbon impact of the food we eat.

Jane Heal, the workshop leader, has been collaborating with CCF for a number of years after retiring from Cambridge University’s Philosophy Faculty. She is particularly interested in the challenges and rewards of changing culture.

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Creative Communities: Family-friendly faith & climate change talks

8 February 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

JPEG Creative Communities poster Feb 8thNewnham Scout and Guide Centre
Chedworth St, Cambridge CB3 9JF

Creative Communities is back on February 8 for another family-friendly, faith and climate change event.

So why not come along (and bring your kids, if you have them)? We’ll have crafts, snacks and a series of short talks from members of different faith groups on their perspectives on the interaction between faith, climate change and how we respond. There will also be helpful tips and space to reflect on what we might all do practically to reduce our carbon footprints.

Eventbrite - Creative Communities: Faith and Climate Change

 

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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 Cambridge’s 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.

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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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