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.

Cambridge Repair Cafe

16 May 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

IMG_4929St Andrew’s Hall, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1DT

CCF and Transition  Cambridge are delighted to announce their next Repair Cafe. The idea is to match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixed…and all for FREE! You can also pick up ideas on how to fix things yourself, if that interests you. We welcome:

    • small household appliances
    • electrical items
    • computers
    • mobile phones
    • bicycles
    • clothes
    • general bits’n’bobs

There’ll be a cafe on the day. You can turn up on the day, but it’s best to book your item in so the repairers have an idea of what’s coming and any small spares needed. Contact Kate here to book. The repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees. For further details about the day click here.
The Repair Cafe is global and growing all the time, see the latest countries to join the drive to reduce waste and emissions.Free event but donations gratefully received.

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BikeBus experience and Eco Hub visit

17 May 2015

Simon-Dew-loads-a-bike-on-to-the-rack-1024x682Gamlingay Eco Hub, Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, Sandy, SG19 3JR

CCF would like to invite you for an inspirational day out. We’ll be cycling from the City for a couple of hours to Gamlingay’s Eco Hub where we’ll be treated to a talk and tour of one of the country’s greenest community buildings. Lunch will be provided and then we’ll head back on the brilliant BikeBus. The BikeBus is a wonderful way to increase your access to the countryside without using a car – you’ll save 5kg of carbon by cycling instead of driving to Gamlingay. For more info about an innovative means of transport that’s on our doorstep please see South Cambs Bike Bus

Booking is essential as the tour and lunch are capped at 20 – please reserve a place to avoid disappointment. The event is free (bus fare not included) though donations always gratefully received. You can ride the BikeBus without a bike and are very welcome to join us at the Eco-Hub – you’d need to catch the 11.30hrs from Cambridge Station to join us for 1pm and catch the 15:29hrs to return.

Details:

Cycling to Gamlingay (at a pace that should suit all, 17 miles at about 10mph, see Cyclestreets route) – meet on The Backs behind Queen’s College, on the grass corner between Silver Street and Queen’s Rd at 10.30am. We’ll arrive in Gamlingay in time for lunch at 1pm.

BikeBus journey back to Cambridge – we’ll catch the 15:29hrs from Gamlingay, arriving Cambridge Station 16:42hrs. We should all get on but if not a few may have to cycle back J A single fare is about £3 and £2 for the bike, loaded on by the driver.

To reserve a place click here and email us with your name, tel no and how you intend to travel there and back. Please call Nicole with any queries 01223 301842. Sorry, the minimum age for this event is 18yrs.

We look forward to seeing you.

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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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