Climate Week Drop-in Session Thursday 24 March

Climate Week Drop-in Session, Thursday 24 March 2011

One week to show how we can combat climate change

Transition Ely is planning to hold a drop-in session on Thursday 24 March at the Ely Library Meeting Room between 10:00 and 1:00 to coincide with the General Market.   The public everyone  is invited to watch some short videos and take a look at the displays, take a climate quiz and, most importantly, talk to group members regarding this and related important issues.

This drop-in session is part of Climate Week, 21-27 March, which will be a national occasion that offers a chance to gain a wider understanding of climate change effects and highlight the positive steps being taken or which can be taken to help mitigate it.  Join with Transition Ely to see how the power of real, practical examples  – the small improvements and the big innovations – can help.

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Rob Hopkins in Cambridge in March

Mark your calendars!!  Rob Hopkins will be giving a talk in Cambridge.  I heard him speak at the Soil Assoc Conference a couple of years ago and he was so down to earth.  It is worth going!  For more information here is the link.

http://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TTEvents.Robhopkinstalk

Let us know what you thought of the night.

Zero Carbon Britain 2030 report event

    We recently received word of an event that should interest us all.       
    Cambridge Carbon Footprint has  invited a team from the Centre for Alternative Technology to make a presentation about their ZeroCarbonBritain2030 report (http://www.zerocarbonbritain.org) on the evening of Friday Feb 11th.
    Julian Huppert MP will be introducing the event.
    It should be a really stimulating evening and they would be delighted if you are able to join them.
    Date:  11 Feb 2011
    Time:  7:30 PM
    Venue:  St Luke’s Church Centre, Victoria Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ
    Admission:   free to all
    See you there!

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – Cancun, Mexico

The UN conference is about to begin.  It runs from 29 November to 10 December.   We hear about these conferences and see the sensational headlines about them but, if you want to know/do more, here are some websites to visit:

About the conference:   unfccc.int/2860.php

What we can do:

Day of Action  (4 December 2010) :   http://www.campaigncc.org   

Oxfam’s Rapid Response Team for Cancun Climate Talks:   http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167060859993038