Cambridge Backs at Dawn. Attribution: Alex Brown

Cambridgeshire is a county in the East of England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The city of Cambridge is the county town. Cambridgeshire contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen. W

The Cambridge Green Belt is a non-statutory green belt environmental and planning policy that regulates the rural space in the East of England region. It is centred on the city of Cambridge, along with surrounding areas. Essentially, the function of the belt is to control development in and around the Cambridge built up area, to prevent coalescence of nearby villages and preserve the historical character of the city. It is managed by local planning authorities on guidance from central government. W

Cambridgeshire community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit source]

Please see our Local communities in Cambridgeshire pages, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Be the change, Cambridge - ShapeYourPlace

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Cambridgeshire Climate Emergency

Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire is a registered charity which manages 126 nature reserves covering 3,945 hectares (15.23 square miles). It has over 35,000 members, and 95% of people in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire live within five miles of a reserve. It aims to conserve wildlife, inspire people to take action for wildlife, offer advice and share knowledge. The WTBCN is one of 36 wildlife trusts covering England, and 46 covering the whole of the United Kingdom.W

Communities online[edit | edit source] community directory - South Cambridge

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Cambridge SCA (Cambridge Student Community Action) is a registered charity which encourages and provides community volunteering opportunities for the students of the University of Cambridge. Projects typically provide services to disadvantaged groups within the local community and provide students with valuable learning opportunities and a chance to make a difference. They offer volunteering opportunities with over 60 external organisations, including such as Cambridge Carbon Footprint. W

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

National Cycle Routes in and around Cambridgeshire include: Route 11: connecting Harlow in Essex to King's Lynn in Norfolk, via Cambridge W; Route 12: incomplete but when fully constructed it will run from Enfield Lock (London) to Grimsby (Lincolnshire) via Peterborough W; and Route 51: connecting Colchester and the port of Harwich to Oxford via Cambridge W

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Cambridge Sustainable Food, network of individuals and organisations supporting local sustainable food. - Cambridge Growing Spaces - Rock Abundance, new community-led project aiming to encourage more people in Cambridge (UK) to ‘swap and share’ fresh fruit and veg and long-life preserves.

Community farm[edit | edit source]

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Cambridge Lakes Project, community group that formed in 2012 to lobby for public access to the Cherry Hinton Chalk Pit Lakes

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Walking: Footpaths in Cambridgeshire (category) W

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Circular Cambridge, a season of events celebrating progressive ways to design, manufacture, access, repair and reuse the things that we want and need in our lives.

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Sep 26 Cambridge's Dutch-style roundabout: Why all the fuss? [1]


Oct 30 Sleepy Cambridgeshire village invites Swedish climate experts to help tackle climate emergency [2]

Sep 11 Mind over natter: the English town with a big mental health plan [3]

Jun 13 Cambridgeshire organisation launches radical response to climate emergency [4]

May 8 Marmalade Lane: the car-free, triple-glazed, 42-house oasis [5]

Need to sign on? You'll have to walk 24 miles to the jobcentre, Jan 7 [6]


This disastrous new project will change the face of Britain, yet no debate is allowed, George Monbiot, Aug 22 [7]


The city where children go to school in a plywood box, Oct 14 [8]

South Cambs repair cafés hailed a success, Jan 15 [9]

Soham solar power farm produces electricity for first time, Jan 2 [10]


Floating bus stops making cyclists' lives safer, report says, Oct 25 [11]

Cambridge: Council's electricity supply goes 100% green, Oct 13 [12]


How Cambridge Became the U.K.'s Model Cycling City, August 6 [13]


Learning from Cambridge Skillsfest – in more ways than one, March 3 [14]

Events[edit | edit source]


July 25 First stall for 2015 at Rock Road Library, Rock Abundance


December 3 How To Clean Your Home Naturally, Cambridge Carbon Footprint

September 14 & 20 Open Eco Homes

May 31 Cambridge's first Repair Cafe!

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Food: Map of Cambridge Growing Spaces

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • Cambridge University International Development W, student run society aiming to promote awareness and discussion of international development issues across Cambridge. This is primarily achieved through events and the Vision magazine which is published termly.

Video[edit | edit source]

Local communities in Cambridgeshire[edit | edit source]


External links[edit | edit source]

Cambridgeshire W

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