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November 2019

What went right for 2G3S in 2019? What do we want from 2020?

25th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
The Three Horseshoes Stapleford, 2 Church Street Stapleford
Cambridge, CB22 5DS United Kingdom
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Come and join us at The Three Horseshoes, Stapleford, on 25 November for our next meeting.  This get-together is in effect our AGM: we shall review all the things we did in 2019:  putting on events (such as talks, nature walks, Repair Cafes, and the Apple Day),  sharing information, and participating in policy formation.  We shall go on to discuss what we shall be doing in 2020.  Are we on the right track?  Should we have more/fewer/different events?  Should we…

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December 2019

Winter 2019/20 Conversation Evenings: Climate Change

3rd December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Three Horseshoes Stapleford, 2 Church Street Stapleford
Cambridge, CB22 5DS United Kingdom
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FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT AND WHY IT MATTERS 8 pm on Tuesday 3 December at the Three Horseshoes, Stapleford By the end of the last Parliament, over 300 cross-party MPs were calling on their pension fund to divest from fossil fuels.  Is this enough?  How many other organisations are following suit?  Dr James Smith, Public Health Consultant, University of Cambridge, will lead our discussion on the importance of divestment and whether we are moving quickly enough to have a significant ameliorating…

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January 2020

Conversation Evening: Are natural disasters OUR FAULT?

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
The Three Horseshoes Stapleford, 2 Church Street Stapleford
Cambridge, CB22 5DS United Kingdom
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Are natural disasters OUR FAULT? Most deaths caused by so-called 'natural' disasters have human responsibility behind them.  Floods kill more people every year than all other natural disasters. Yet it is clear that climate change, primarily caused by burning fossil fuels, greatly exacerbates the power of storms and floods, generates long-term droughts, and causes heat waves that lead to tens of thousands of early deaths.  As always, it is the poor and disadvantaged who suffer most - particularly those in…

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February 2020

Planning Meeting

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Rose, 81 London Road
Stapleford, CB22 5DG United Kingdom
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We have a planning meeting on Monday 17 February, 8 pm, at The Rose.   (Note we are back at The Rose after our temporary sojourn at The Three Horseshoes - many thanks to the 3H for coming to our rescue while The Rose was closed!) All our welcome at these meetings, which are quite informal.  We shall be discussing upcoming events, such as our Repair Cafe on 29 February; the next Conversation Evenings; a talk about Africa; summer walks; and…

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Conversation Evening: Eco-friendly gardening in a time of climate change

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
Cox’s Close Community Centre, Cox's Close, Stapleford
Cambridge, CB22 5SP United Kingdom
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This winter our Conversation Evenings are on the theme of climate change. We are meeting at 8 pm on Monday 24 February at Cox's Close Community Centre, Stapleford.  Come along and share your thoughts about protecting soils and encouraging wildlife in your garden; and tips on plants to grow in a potentially hotter and drier climate.  A friendly discussion over a hot drink (did someone say something about cake?)

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Great Shelford Repair Cafe 2 – 5 pm Saturday 29 February

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT
Great Shelford Free Church, High Street, Great Shelford + Google Map

Our latest Repair Café where we shall repair electrical, electronic and mechanical items, bikes, textiles, jewellery, and general bits & bobs.  Watch the repairers work on your item and get their advice; have a cuppa and piece of cake while you wait.  All free; donations welcome.  You can just turn up with your item, but you may have to wait; it’s better to book it in.  Bookings will be open from 3 – 27 February inclusive – go to circularcambridge.org…

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March 2020

Planning meeting

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Rose, 81 London Road
Stapleford, CB22 5DG United Kingdom
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We shall be meeting on Monday 16 March at 8 pm at The Rose.  All welcome!

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Cambridge Carbon Footprint Sustainable Fashion Festival

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm GMT
St Barnabas Church, Mill Road
Cambridge, CB1 2BD
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After the success of the first Cambridge Sustainable Fashion Festival last year, Cambridge Carbon Footprint are organising another one! Further information here

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Conversation Evening: Extinction Rebeliion

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Johnson Hall, Stapleford, 1 Gog Magog Way, Stapleford
Cambridge, CB22 5BQ
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Our final conversation evening for this winter on the subject of climate change.  We welcome Jenny and Derek Langley from Cambridge XR who will give their personal insight into XR and answer our questions.

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April 2020

Earth Day 2020

April 22
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 Go to Information - Useful links for full details The celebration of ‘Earth Day’ began in the US in 1970 when Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat Senator and governor of Wisconsin,  proposed April 22 as a day for Americans to speak out about the environmental crisis.  See him speaking here. Since then Earth Day has been observed not only in the US but around the world.  In 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day when the historic Paris…

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