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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. W

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (WTBCN) 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. In the year to 31 March 2016 it employed 105 people and had an income of £5.1 million. 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.

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

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Cambridgeshire contains all its green belt around the city of Cambridge, extending to places such as Waterbeach, Lode, Duxford, Little & Great Abington and other communities a few miles away in nearby districts, to afford a protection from the conurbation. It was first drawn up in the 1950s.

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

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 organizations, 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 organizations 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]

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.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

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!

Community resources[edit | edit source]

  • Makespace, community inventing shed, Cambridge

Maps[edit | edit source]

Food: Map of Cambridge Growing Spaces

Video[edit | edit source]

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.

News and comment[edit | edit source]


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


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

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

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

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

Near you[edit | edit source]

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Cambridgeshire W

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