The Earth cafe has primarily been set up to engage with residents, and to give and exchange helpful practical information, however, it was clear that some new attendees wanted to work on initiatives. Below are more details about each of the Ely Earth Cafe events.

Climate Change

Ely Earth Cafe: Walking on Water

Conservation Scientist, Dr Charlie Gardner will be coming to discuss his walk across East Anglia to highlight the threat of sea level rise Location: Prosper Cafe Ely Thu, 15 Feb 2024, 18:30 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/764213823117?aff=oddtdtcreator (Do still come if eventbrite says it is sold out though) ConservationScientist, Dr Charlie Gardner will be coming to discuss

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Low Carbon Travel

Ely Earth Cafe – Low Carbon Holidays

Mark from Flight Free UK running a discussion group Anna Hughes, Founder of Flight Free UK This face-to-face “Ely Earth Cafe” took place May 2023 with guest speaker Anna Hughes assisted by Mark from Flight Free UK who provided an introduction to low carbon holidays by focusing on travelling without using aeroplanes – which are

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Local Democracy & Climate Change

Ely Earth Cafe: Climate Crisis & Democratic Engagement in Local Climate Action

On Thursday 17 August 2023 the Ely Earth Cafe is looking at East Cambridgeshire District Council’s is looking at the recently approved 2023-24 Environment Plan (Climate Action) and will start discussions on how this year’s plan and future yearly plans can be monitored to order to evaluate their success in reducing carbon emissions. Anyone is

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Repair Cafe

Earth Cafe: Setting up a Repair Cafe

Ely Earth Cafe – How to Set up a Repair Cafe event Nicole Barton Cambridgeshire County Repair Cafe Coordinator The Earth Cafe packed with people Learning about the local Time Bank Repair Cafes – everything you ever wanted to know and more   The Earth Cafe for September 2023 was on the theme of Repair

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Natural Environment

How to encourage Hedgehogs in your garden

Hibernating hedgehogs need help The East Cambridgeshire Climate Action Network, alongside members of the climate and environment team at the East Cambs District Council ran a successful Hedgehog Earth Café Event in October 2023 inviting members of the public to feed into the council’s hedgehog recovery strategy. It was a great turn out with some

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Natural Environment

Earth Cafe – Importance of Wetlands and impact on Climate Change

The November 2023 Ely Earth Cafe focused on the Importance of Wetlands and its impact on Climate Change. “Halfway between land and water, wetlands are one of nature’s little gems. Brimming with life and vital for fighting climate change, 40% of all plants and animals live and breed in wetlands and more than one billion

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Earth Cafe

First Earth Cafe

The Earth cafe has primarily been set up to engage with residents, and to give and exchange helpful practical information, however, it was clear that some new attendees wanted to work on initiatives.

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