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CalendarEnvironment-related events coming up …

 

2019 is:
The Year of Green Action
The UK government has a year-long youth-focused promotional campaign to engage people with environmental issues. Using #iwill hashtag the campaign will aim to increase action and engagement on the environment among 10 to 20 year olds.
https://www.iwill.org.uk/

The Forestry Commission celebrates it’s centenary
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/forestry-commission

The UK’s National Parks celebrate their 70th birthday
There is 15 natural wonders across the UK. Britains breathing spaces.
https://nationalparks.uk/

JULY is:
Dragonfly Challenge Month
During the month of July take part in the citizen science dragonfly challenge. No experience necessary. There’s a downloadable spotter sheet and even an app to help. Dragonflies and Damselflies are vital indicators to the health of our freshwaters, which has an implication to the health of our natural world as a whole.
https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/get-involved/the-dragonfly-challenge/

Hashtags of note this month:
#locavore The root of this term lies in the word “local.” It means being conscious of the distance between where food is produced and where it is consumed. A locavore is a person who strives to eat foods grown and produced within a one hundred-mile radius, though the actual distance is determined by what is realistic for you.
#BinTheButt Dropped cigarette butts are the most common form of littering. The new Keep Britain Tidy campaign aims to raise awareness and change smokers behaviour as 52% of smokers believe it is OK to drop cigarette butts down a drain.

Tuesday 3rd July
International Plastic Bag Free Day
The International Plastic Bag Free Day is a unique opportunity to #breakfreefromplastic. In its 9th year, scores of organisations and hundreds of citizens around the world will take action to raise awareness on the environmental impact and hazards of single-use plastic bags, and promote more sustainable solutions.
https://www.plasticbagfreeday.org/
www.morsbags.com

Saturday 6th July
National Meadows Day
National Meadows Day offers a range of meadow and grassland based events and activities that will be taking place at nature reserves, country parks and other sites across the UK to encourage people to visit and enjoy their local meadow or grassland.
http://www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk/celebrating-meadows/national-meadows-day

Wednesday 10th July
Don’t Step on a Bee Day
The recent press surrounding the ‘Bee Crisis’ has been hard to ignore. Share the message with your friends and colleagues on Facebook or Twitter and tag #DontStepOnABeeDay to help raise awareness of the top 5 bee care tips.

Friday 12th – Sunday 21st July
Love Parks Week
#LoveParks Week is a platform for thousands of park lovers to join forces in the UK’s largest celebration of green spaces. Love Parks Week galvanises public support for parks helping protect them for future generations.
https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/love-parks-week

Saturday 13th July
Worcester Repair Cafe
A community project to inspire repair and re-use. No repair too small. Visit for repair advice and support for small electrical and household appliances, bikes, toys, furniture, clothes and ceramics…Plus the cakes are awesome and have to be seen to be believed.
11am to 2pm.  Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE
Donations for repairs accepted at visitor discretion
www.facebook.com/repaircafeworcester

Friday 19th July to 11th August
Big Butterfly Count
Share your love of butterflies and get involved in the #bigbutterflycount. There is a phone app and downloadable chart for easy identification
www.bigbutterflycount.org

Saturday 20th July
Social sew in
Found a gem in a charity shop but it needs altering? Need an overlocker for a repair but can’t afford one or want to try before you buy? Got behavioral issues with your sewing machine (I know I do!)? The social sew in can help. Free access to equipment such as overlockers, heavy duty sewing machines and a wealth of knowledge from our social sew and sewer volunteers, join us in the Pump House meeting room for the support you need to enable you to start or finish a sewing project.
Disabled access and lift available
10am to 1pm
Pump House Environment Centre, Barbourne, Worcester WR13EZ
www.facebook.com/socialsewin/

Saturday 27th July – 11th August
National Marine Week
National Marine Week is The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine. Despite the name, it lasts 15 fun-filled days to allow for the variation in tide times around the country. During this time, Wildlife Trusts all around the UK put on a jam-packed programme of events and activities… including inland!
https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/get-involved/campaign/national-marine-week