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.

 

 

 

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Thermal imaging

Thermal Imaging can vividly show where buildings are leaking heat, due to draughts, poor insulation, etc.  Research shows that people with thermal images of their homes are better able and more motivated to fix the problems that are wasting their heat, causing discomfort and costing money and carbon emissions.  We have 2 thermal imaging cameras to load out during the cold months: just come to an evening training session to learn how to use them and interpret their images and you can arrange to borrow them

 

 

 

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Workshops, talks and stalls

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Book group

The CCF  book group meets regularly in people’s houses, with people taking turns to host the meetings.

 

 

 
 

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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.

 

 

 
 

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Past Projects

Challenges and blogs

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

 

 

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Creative Communities

The Creative Communities events were designed to explore how faith and climate change interact through family-friendly fun, music, food and more.

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Food for a Greener Future

This 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.

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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.

 

 
 

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