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March 2017

Launch: Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge and Award Scheme for Businesses

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cormack Room< University Centre, Granta Place
Cambridge, CB2 1RU
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Please join us at our relaunch of our sustainable food award for businesses. The Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge for Businesses is a free award, which is open to all food businesses in and around Cambridge. The Award was successfully piloted during the last year (with funding from Cambridge City Council), and at this event you will be able hear the results of the pilot scheme with the opportunity to talk to businesses who took part in the first stage. Local…

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Free Behaviour Change Training

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre
Cambridge, CB4 2XF United Kingdom
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Everyone Health is offering a FREE, 3 hour course to promote behaviour change in your work environment. It will cover how to recognise opportunities to focus on healthy lifestyles, and how to elicit change with your patients/clients/staff.This is ideal for anyone dealing directly with the public and, as an introductory level course,it is perfect for those new to behaviour change as well as those wishing to refresh existing skills. Call 0333 005 0093 to book your place! For more information visit…

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Interdisciplinary Food Systems Training to address Global Food Challenges

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman Street
Cambridge, CB2 1LR United Kingdom
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The 34th TAA Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. His will speak about Interdisciplinary Food Systems Training to address Global Food Challenges. John Ingram leads IFSTAL, a learning community and interactive resource designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system. This event is co-hosted by Cambridge Global Food Security and the Tropical Agriculture Association. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.…

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Fulbourn Community Market

March 11 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Fulbourn Centre, Home End
Cambridge, CB21 5BS United Kingdom
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With spring on the way at last, come and join Transition Cambridge to swap seeds, buy plants, and have fun exploring a feast of local breads, cakes, pies, savouries, and the welcome arrival of the Cambridge Cheese Co! There will be organic fruit and veg, Moonshine Brewery ale and other local produce; beautiful original prints, fine art, crafts and cards; affordable jewellery, crafted home, table and fabric gifts, home decorations, lamps and toys; natural health products, lotions and supplements; local…

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Free

Cambridge Science Festival ‘Our daily bread: what are we eating?’

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences, Main Lecture Theatre, Downing Site Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3EA United Kingdom
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A free talk which will uncover how modern ingredients and mass production have completely transformed the bread we eat. Join archaeobotanist Professor Martin Jones, plant scientist Dr Lydia Smith, and a local artisan baker for a lively discussion about our daily bread and to ask the question: what are we eating and how has it changed over time? This event is organised by the Cambridge Global Food Security initiative, CambPlants Hub and Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment. You…

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Free

Cambridge Science Festival – ‘Inglorious Fruit and Veg’

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences, Main Lecture Theatre, Downing Site Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3EA United Kingdom
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Cambridge Global Food Security initiative, CambPlants Hub and Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment have brought together a team of experts, including a local farmer and a large supplier, to debate the issue of throwing away ‘wonky veg’. You can read more about this event here. This talk is free to attend and there is no need to book.    

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The Sugar Summit – Easter Special hosted by Sugarwise

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster, Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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A number of high profile retailers, charities and other stakeholders will come together to discuss ways of promoting the consumption of healthier food and drink. This follows an earlier summit at which the Sugarwise marque was first introduced in a parliamentary session attended by The Co-Operative, Sainsbury's, Caffe Nero, and Planet Organic and chaired by the RT Hon Keith Vaz. More can be done to encourage greater uptake of healthy options beyond the government's current obesity plan and sugar tax. This includes…

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‘Grow Your Own’ Session in Trumpington

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trumpington Allotments, Foster Road
Cambridge, CB2 9JN United Kingdom
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  Transition Cambridge's 'Grow Your Own' sessions are back! Join experienced alotmenteer Dave Fox on his Trumpington allotment plot. Novices and experienced growers all welcome - this is a mutual sharing, not a lesson. Provisional agenda: plant potatoes, harvest broccoli, tidy up the forest garden, sow something in the polytunnel. You will also be able to take some produce home with you (broccoli for sure, maybe rhubarb, salads, potatoes...) Sign up in here. More...

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Free

Cambridge Science Festival – Sustainability games

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute for Manufacturing, 17 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge, CB3 0FS United Kingdom
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The Cambridge Science Festival has organised an afternoon of fun and interactive lessons lead by experts in industrial sustainability. This event is free to attend and there is no need to book. Event organisers have suggested that this event is suitable for children age 8+. Find out more about the event here.    

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Cambridge Science Festival – ‘All you can eat: why do we eat more than we should?’

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
UTC Cambridge, Robinson Way
Cambridge, CB2 0SZ United Kingdom
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Join the Behaviour and Health Research Unit team to explore how seemingly small features of our environment may be shaping our diet. The event is free and is suitable for all ages. Find out more here.  

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