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November 2018

Cambridge Literary Festival – Lucy Siegle

25/11/2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palmerston Room, St Johns College Cambridge, CB2 1TP United Kingdom + Google Map
£11

Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the world four times - and at the current rate, plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. We might have thought that the problem would be solved by corporations and policymakers, but change isn't happening fast enough. Rather than flailing in despondency, we need to take individual action - and Lucy Siegle wants to give us the tools to make this decisive change. It's time to turn the tide…

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December 2018

Mill Road Winter Fair

01/12/2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Petersfield Cambridge, CB1 1BB United Kingdom + Google Map

It's that time of year again! Come and join us at the exciting Mill Road Winter Fair and enjoy a day packed with craft, food and market stalls, live music, dance performances and more. Pop by our stall to discover how easily you can switch to making better, healthier and more sustainable food choices and take our Veg Pledge for a chance to win some delicious prizes! Let's celebrate our wonderful veg this Christmas! We'd love to see you there!

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Talk: ‘GM Crops: Getting to the Root of the Issues’

21/12/2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 5 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DP United Kingdom
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Hostility towards genetically modified crops is an unfolding global drama. Dr Inanna Hamati-Atayaand Dr Matthew Holmes examine the roots of this drama in history of plant genetics since the rediscovery of Mendel’s Laws, asking how we came to see the plant genome as a series of distinct parts, to be removed, added or altered at will. More details at https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/GMhistory. Booking is essential and opens at 11am on Monday, 11th February 2019.

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January 2019

Empty Common Community Garden

January 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Empty Common Community Garden, on corner of Brooklands Avenue and Trumpington Road Cambridge, CB2 8BL United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Come along to this year's first session for a friendly meet-up at the wonderful Empty Common Community Garden. 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, you don't even have to garden, just come and enjoy the space! Regular meet-ups on Sunday mornings from around…

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Trumpington Community Orchard Wassail

January 13 @ 2:00 pm
Trumpington Allotments, Foster Road
Cambridge, CB2 9JN United Kingdom
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Free

Head to the Trumpington Community Orchard for an afternoon of story telling, followed by the Wassail to celebrate Christmas, winter and the bountiful harvest to come. There will also be mulled apple juice after the Wassail. The event is suitable for the whole family and is free, donations are welcome. As the event will take place outside, warm clothes and a torch are recommended. More details at https://trumpingtonorchard.org/.

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Poetry Reading: Climate Change with Kathleen Jamie and John Kinsella

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
David Attenborough Building, The David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street
Cambridge, CB2 3QZ
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Free

Looking back to the early 21st century from a few hundred years ahead, people might expect to find a lot of climate change in the poetry section. But would they? And what would such poems be like? Join award-winning poets Kathleen Jamie and John Kinsella and contributors of poems that resulted from collaborations with conservationists. Entry and drinks reception from 6.30pm, event starts 7pm. Free entry - please book at https://bit.ly/2EBbRk4.

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Talk: ‘Climate resilience through science, practice, and public participation’

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Large Seminar Room, Level 1, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street
Cambridge, CB2 3QY United Kingdom
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Enhancing both community and ecosystem resilience to climate change requires scientific research, practical interventions and public participation. Professor Adina Merelender of the University of California will illustrate these three interconnected approaches, revealing a disconnect between connectivity science and practice. Finally, she will share her strategic plan for a programme to communicate and engage in local efforts to advance community and ecosystem resilience. This talk is part of the CCI Conservation Seminar series. More info at http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/110614.

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Seedy Sunday – Trumpington Seed Swap

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Trumpington Village Hall, High Street
Trumpington, CB2 9HZ United Kingdom
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£2

If you're planning to grow fruit, flowers or vegetables in 2019, this event can help to set you up for the season! Bring self-saved seeds to exchange, exchange bought surplus seed, or take seeds in exchange for a small donation. If you don't have any spare seeds, don't worry - there are always plenty to go round. There will be refreshments and cakes, and lots of stalls including seed merchants, bread makers and community groups. Admission is £2 for adults, free…

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Vegan Supper Evening at Cafe Abantu

January 31 @ 7:30 pm
Cafe Abantu, 42 Hobson Street
Cambridge, CB1 1NL United Kingdom
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Celebrate the end of Veganuary and treat yourself to a delicious three-course vegan dinner at Cafe Abantu! Don't miss out on their mouth-watering menu, including a portobello and wild mushroom medley, a Sicilian caponata and toffee apple cake! If this is your first vegan food experience, what better way to give it a go? Price per person: £29.95. Booking open until 25th January, call them on 01223 350920 or email wendy@cafe-abantu.co.uk. For more details visit their Facebook page @Cafeabantu.

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February 2019

Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Festival

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fisher Building, St John’s College, 26-27 Magdalene Street
Cambridge, CB3 0AF United Kingdom
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£7

The festival, run by Cambridge University students in partnership with Cambridge Hub, is aimed at increasing awareness of climate change, sustainability and 21st-century environmental challenges, and most importantly motivating people to take unilateral and collective action. This year's theme, "Affecting Every Existence", aims to engage the audience on how climate change can and will affect each one of us but that every one of us can save countless lives by playing our part in giving back to Mother Nature. Tickets…

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