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October 2017

Fungal Discovery in Wandlebury Country Park

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wandlebury Country Park + Google Map

Another opportunity for adults to take a guided stroll around Wandlebury Park and hear from an expert about the fascinating array of fungi that thrives at this time of year. Suitable for those with no knowledge about fungi, and those who have attended before. There’s always something new to learn. Fungi identification is an essential skill that requires many years of experience, so book a place soon and make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to hear from those in…

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GM Food: What’s the Problem?

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge + Google Map

GM crops have been promoted as a solution to feeding a growing global population in the face of a changing climate and changing consumption patterns. But their development and use remains highly controversial, with many countries placing restrictions or bans on their use, and citizens calling for labelling of foods containing GMOs. Our understanding of genetically modified crops is not always well-informed, and fears about the threat to our health and the environment abound. What is the truth about GM…

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Before the Flood, with expert Q&A

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Seminar Room 1, David Attenborough Building, Cambridge + Google Map
Small Charge

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change, and what you as an individual can do, would you want to know? Join us for a special screening of Before the Flood, followed by the chance to quiz world-experts in environmental science and sustainability from the University of Cambridge. Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to witness climate change first-hand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering…

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Volunteer for Cambridge 2017

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guildhall, Guild Hall
Cambridge, CB2 3QJ
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Interested in helping to make Cambridge (and the rest of the world) a better place? This is the place to get involved, with around 80 organisations, including CSF, being represented. Organised by the Cambridge Hub, the event takes place in the city's iconic Guildhall. FInd out more here.

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What’s stopping your diet being more sustainable?

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge + Google Map

The realities of eating a diet that is healthy for us and healthy for the planet may not always match up to ideals. A multitude of factors influence what we eat, many of which are outside our direct control. From food prices and affordability, to social factors like culture, attitudes and beliefs, determinants of diet are complex and interlinked. Is healthy, sustainable food for all really possible? A panel including Dr Jean Adams, Dr Chris Kaplonski, and PhD researchers Emma…

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Defending the Environment in the Age of Brexit

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chadwick Room, Selwyn College + Google Map

Natalie Bennet, Green Party of England and Wales leader (2012-2016), will be talking to the Cambridge Young Greens and local residents about the impact of Brexit on the environment. What are the implications? Are there any advantages? What should our priorities be? The event is open to all.

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November 2017

Empty Common Community Garden

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Empty Common Community Garden + Google Map

This new garden aims to be ecologically sound and is run on organic principles. It allows gardening experiences for all ages and abilities and is a space where people can also relax, play and socialise. All are welcome to come along and get involved! There are several types of garden beds and techniques being used. It is hoped that as we all learn together we will be able to help each other and new members wishing to learn.

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Film Screening: Food Evolution

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Divinity School, St John’s College + Google Map

Join us for a private screening of the new documentary film 'Food Evolution,' which focuses on the debate surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Amongst all this conflict and confusion around food, how do we make the best decisions about how we feed ourselves? Amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTION, by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town), explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya…

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Tawai – A Voice From The Forest (U)

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way
Cambridge, CB1 7DY United Kingdom
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This is the first film in the new Films for our Future Festival Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from people living lives very differently to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, Tawai is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the…

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Sustainable food?

November 22 @ 7:45 pm
Free Church, 1 High St, Sawston CB22 3BG + Google Map

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…

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