Our Projects

Rising populations and consumption, climate change, increasing pressures on our natural resources – our world needs solutions.

CCF is a registered charity that promotes sustainable living, with changes that start at home. We believe that individuals can make a difference. Our projects and activities motivate and empower people to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint, making their daily lives more sustainable. Our projects are open to all and are designed to be inspiring, engaging and rewarding.

To find out more about our projects, or to join in our activities email info@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org or contact the office on 01223 301842.

 

On-going Projects

Circular Cambridge

Sharing and demonstrating exciting new thinking around the circular economy – an approach that rethinks how we design, manufacture, use and consume the things we want and need in our lives.


Repair Cafes

Community events that match people who need stuff fixed with people who like fixing things. Part of the Cambridge Repair Cafe Network, a partnership between Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Transition Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire District Council and trailblazers Chris Moller of Cottenham Repair Cafe and Chris Lee of Royston Repair Cafe.


Open Eco Homes

An annual eco-renovation event that aims to show how simple behaviour changes, as well as low energy measures, can reduce energy and water consumption, saving money on bills, whilst benefiting the environment


Workshops and talks

Working with a wide variety of community groups, we deliver workshops and talks on climate change communication and aspects of low carbon living. We also provide film showings and facilitated discussions. For more information, visit our outreach section.


Thermal imaging

There is a lot we can do to make our homes more sustainable, often at low cost and with relatively little effort. As part of our Climate Friendly Homes project, we provide a free service to help householders make practical plans to reduce their carbon emissions. In the colder months we also lend out our thermal camera, after training people in its use.


Food challenges and blogs

Our various food challenges encourage participants to think about the contribution food makes to climate change. Past challenges included: Eating Local, 5:2 Good Food, Eating Well on a Budget, and Eating Vegan. There are regular opportunities for participants share experiences, ideas and tips via the challenge blog and bring-and-share meals.


Events

We run an exciting programme of events, ranging from eco-renovation tours and sustainable food talks, to “swishing” and book swaps. Events are open to all. Details of upcoming events can be found here.


Resources

We offer a wide range of resources on sustainable living. We provide online resources related to food (including a directory of local food producers and retailers),  consumption (including recycling), home energy, travel and transport, as well as a lending library.

 

Past Projects

Carbon Conversations

A course of six engaging meetings in which participants address climate change in a different way, focusing on values, emotions, lifestyle and identity as well as the basic facts of emissions.


Food for a Greener Future

peas logo greenThis series of sustainable food events originally ran from November 2013 to March 2014. Consisting of a posh dinner party at Fitzbillies, a couple of food challenges, a film viewing and bring-and-share meal, and finally the Food for a Greener Future Conference.