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CalendarEnvironment-related events coming up …

 

FEBRUARY 2018 

Tuesday 2nd January to Friday 23rd February
Big Schools Birdwatch
Big Schools’ Birdwatch is an educational activity that gets school classes closer to nature. The birdwatch takes just an hour and works for all ages and abilities.
www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch

Wednesday 14th to Wednesday 21st February
National Nest Box Week
NNBW aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and the conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.
www.bto.org/about-birds/nnbw

Monday 26th February to Sunday 11th March
Fairtrade Fortnight
Fairtrade Fortnight is when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
www.fairtrade.org.uk

 

MARCH 2018

DWT monthly theme is GET ORGANISED! 
– in your home with National Old Stuff and Spring Clean day or use the Repair Café Worcester
– in your community with the Great British Spring Clean or volunteer with DWT to make a difference in your locality
– in your wardrobe with the social sew in and clothes swap
– in your garden with the seed swap, Woodlands Alive and celebrate World Water day and the International Day of Forests
– in your shopping and make the ethical choice to support Fair Trade fortnight

Monday 26th February to Sunday 11th March
Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
www.fairtrade.org.uk

Friday 2nd March
National Old Stuff Day
Recycle your unwanted old stuff and give it away to charities, businesses or individuals.
www.daysoftheyear.com/days/aold-stuff-day/

Friday 2nd  March to Sunday 4th March
The Great British Spring Clean
This is a campaign with one simple ambition. To bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline.
www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

Saturday 3rd March
Seed Swap
Bring any vegetable, fruit and salad seeds and swap them for a new variety or something completely different. Register for this years Potato Bash at the event, winner announced at Worcester Show
Guild Hall, High St, Worcester (in the front Courtyard)
11am to 3pm.
www.transitionworcester.org.uk

Sunday 4th March
Woodlands Alive
See a real working woodland in action. There will be craft stalls, demonstrations, horse logging, wood turning, and more. Make a dream catcher, visit the RSPB stand and learn about your favourite British wildlife, and enjoy the outdoors, and some fresh air.
Worcester Woods Countryside Centre10am to 3pm   Free entry

A History of Worcester Woods Country Park
A FREE guided walk and talk looking at the fascinating history of Worcester Woods Country park. A fun and informative look at the history surrounding the country park and the people that once lived and worked there.
Start 1.30pm Meet in Countryside Centre Foyer. No need to book, just turn up.
Approx 1.5 hours long. Suitable for 10 years and above. Disabled access will be limited due to the muddy nature of the meadows.

Monday 5th to Sunday 11th March
National Spring Clean Week
To inspire and educate the UK to spring clean not just their homes but their lives as well.
www.springcleaningweek.com

Saturday 10th March
Repair Café Worcester
A community project to inspire repair and re-use. No repair too small. Support your local repair community and visit for repair advice and support for electrical and household appliances, bikes, toys, furniture, clothes and ceramics. Awesome cakes too!
11am to 2pm. S.T.A.R.S centre Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE
www.facebook.com/repaircafeworcester

Saturday 17th March
Social sew in and clothes swap
The Social sewists are here to enable you to start and finish a sewing project. Free access to sewing machines, over locker, iron and ironing board plus a wealth of knowledge and support. A Clothes Swap also available at the sew in. Bring clean, wearable and unwanted clothes to swap at the sew in sessions. No bobbly jumpers, stained clothes or out of shape T shirts please. There are facilities to try on clothes and if they need altering then the social sewers can help you…brilliant!
10am to 1pm, Pump House Environment Centre. Tel: 01905 734934
www.facebook.com/Social-Sew-and-Sewers-370791716424046

Tuesday 20th March
Spring equinox
The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wednesday 21st March
International Day of Forests
This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.
www.fao.org/international-day-of-forests/en/

EU day of Artistic Creativity
Promotes creativity as one of the basic elements of individual development and of the creation of an European identity.
The objective is to celebrate one day a year, and at a European level, artistic creativity in all Europe, with open activities in museums, public and private cultural institutions, visual arts centres, art schools, galleries, schools.
www.facebook.com/EuropeanDayArtisticCreativity/

Wednesday 22nd March
World Water Day
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about acting to tackle the water crisis. The 2018 theme Nature for Water exploring how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes. When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive. Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.