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June 2020

Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum

13th June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm BST
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The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum is an annual student-run conference which aims to create discourse with the community and student body of Cambridge, and encourage positive action towards sustainability. This year's theme is 'Towards a Sustainable Future: Local Actions, Global Betterment'.  It will be held via Zoom. Here is the agenda: 10:00 - 10:10 Introduction to CCSF 10:10 - 10:40 Interconnectivity of individual actions and global changes -  Prof Jane Heal, Emeritus Philosophy Professor at Cambridge and Trustee of…

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Guided Nature Walk: Stapleford Parish Pit

27th June 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

A wildflower walk to Stapleford Parish Pit led by 2G3S member John 0’Boyle.  There is uneven ground on the site so sturdy footwear is advised.  There is no charge for this event. Stapleford Chalk Pit is a small nature reserve adjoining Magog Downs, managed by a group of Friends under the trusteeship of the Parish Council.  The pit was formed by the extraction of a hard chalk (clunch) for use as a building material and the repair of local roads. …

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September 2020

What hope for cooks and forests dying in Africa?

28th September 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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This will be a meeting held via Zoom.  Bill Powell  was to have spoken at our April meeting about the need for cleaner and more efficient cooking methods using farm and forestry waste in Uganda, including demonstrating a stove that he had seen used; but unfortunately the meeting couldn't go ahead because of the pandemic.  We have now arranged for him to talk to us online and answer questions. Lockdown didn’t only stop the UK in its tracks, it also…

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October 2020

Extinction Rebellion Conversation Evening

26th October 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
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2G3S Conversation Evenings: Climate Change   Extinction Rebellion We are delighted to welcome Jenny and Derek Langley from Cambridge XR who will give their personal insight into what XR is all about, followed by a chance to ask questions 8 pm Monday 26 October 2020 A Zoom meeting: contact with the heading ‘XR talk’ to be sent the link All welcome!              

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November 2020

Sustainable Dietary Choices Conversation Evening

23rd November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
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  CONVERSATION EVENING: SUSTAINABLE DIETARY CHOICES Duncan Catchpole, founder of The Cambridge Organic Food Company and committee member of Cambridge Sustainable Food, will talk and answer questions about how the food system is contributing to climate change, and how we can make good dietary choices from an environmental perspective. He will also update us on an exciting project to transform the local food system for the better: the Cambridge Food Hub. 8 pm Monday 23 November 2020 A Zoom meeting:…

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February 2021

Local Planning

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
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Why is the Local Plan so important to everyone in the District?  How can we influence its development and direction? A talk via zoom by Brian Milnes, District Councillor for Sawston and Lead Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Licensing, followed by a Q and A session. A shortened regular 2G3S planning  meeting will follow shortly after 9 pm, to which everyone is invited to stay.  Topics to be discussed include the East-West Rail proposals; tree planting; the Plantlife road…

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March 2021

The Cambridge Nature Network

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
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  The Cambridge Nature Network Thursday 11 March 8  pm by Zoom* James Littlewood, CEO of Cambridge Past, Present and Future To reverse the local decline in biodiversity, our nature sites need to be better, bigger and more connected.  One way to achieve this is through a local nature recovery network and one is being proposed for Cambridge.  The Cambridge Nature Network is based on five priority areas for recovery, including the Gog Magog Hills and River Cam Valley.  To be…

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May 2021

How to pay for better bus services?

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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A talk by Zoom (free) Edward Leigh from Smarter Cambridge Transport   Few people would disagree that we need better rural bus services. Franchising (re-regulation), which would make it easier to provide an integrated, consistent service, is now an option in Cambridgeshire.  But to expand service provision significantly will require additional money.  So, the key question is, where do we get the money from?   Smarter Cambridge Transport is an apolitical, voluntary organisation, advancing integrated, sustainable and equitable transport for…

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July 2021

Why all is not well with the River Cam

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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  (photo by Felix Stigter) Thursday 8 July: 8 – 9.30 pm Zoom meeting (free) Talk by Stephen Tomkins of Cam Valley Forum   Cambridgeshire has nationally important chalk streams. The chalk aquifer that feeds them also supplies 97% of our public water supplies and is under unsustainable pressure. Stephen will explain this ground water crisis and suggest that our own action and behaviour towards our water resources is the key issue.  He will answer questions and lead a discussion.…

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October 2021

‘Action for Climate Justice’ – Workshop, Wednesday 20 October

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Cox’s Close Community Centre, Cox's Close, Stapleford
Cambridge, CB22 5SP United Kingdom
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Do you feel bamboozled by all the talk of carbon emissions and COP26?  Do you feel helpless in the face of so much bad news?  If so, come along to this friendly workshop organised by 2G3S and the UK Youth Climate Coalition. Katie Williams from the UK Youth Climate Coalition will introduce the workshop, addressing the following issues: What is climate justice? How are people around the world affected by climate change, and what are they doing about it? How…

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