‘Rise for Climate’ Action day, Saturday 8th September 2018

The climate crisis is rapidly becoming a climate emergency and it’s time our leaders took the strongest action (watch David Spratt’s 2014 talk for more on this, download his latest 2018 report “What Lies Beneath”)

On 8th September, from 11am, groups from Cambridge, including Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Fossil Free Cambs, Zero Carbon Cambridge, Friends of the Earth and Cambridge Conservation Forum are holding a day of action on the market square.

They will be asking people to sign petitions calling for divestment from fossil fuels for the university and the county council, and encouraging people to write to their MP calling for an end to fracking in the UK.

There will be a big performance at 1.30pm, speeches, and a march later.  The event will finish around 3pm.  Do try to attend, even if for a short while, and spread the word.

This is part of a global event, initiated by 350.org.  See the main website: https://riseforclimate.org/

Discussion evening: “Sustainable Food?”

2G3S, Greener Sawston, and Sawston Free Church present a discussion evening (part of the Sawston ‘Your Village – Your Voice’ series) covering different aspects of Sustainable Food, including:

  • Sustainable Food for the UK: options after Brexit
    (Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy, University of Cambridge)
  • Growing your own organic food: barriers to change
    (Simon Saggers, organic smallholder)
  • An introduction to Cambridge Sustainable Food and latest news about establishing a Food Hub near Sawston
    (Bev Sedley, Chair of CSF & Duncan Catchpole, leader, Food Hub task force)

There will also be a display on recycling, including how to use left-overs; and kitchen caddies for waste food to give away – see item on Recycling Champions, below.

Admission free; donations welcome: any profit to Cambridge Sustainable Food

7.45pm Weds 22 November, at the Free Church, 1 High St, Sawston CB22 3BG

November 2017 Newsletter

Here is our November 2017 Newsletter as a download.

It contains information about our forthcoming talk on “Sustainable Food?”, as well as a write-up of our successful Green Living Afternoon and Mini Repair Cafe held on 1st October. Plus lots more besides!