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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 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Centenary of the Forestry Commission.

 

January is Veganuary

Veganuary is a charity inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year. VEGAN [vee-gan] n person who eats no meat, fish, eggs or dairy products. Discover exciting and delicious food. Feel fantastic. Help our planet. Going vegan is the easiest and most effective way to help our planet and makes a more positive impact than giving up your car, halving your greenhouse gas emissions.
www.veganuary.com 

 

Wednesday 2ndJanuary to Friday 22ndFebruary
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. All survey results are to be submitted by 22ndFebruary.
www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch

Saturday 12thJanuary
Repair Cafe Worcester
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. Support your local repair community and experience the awesome cakes in the café in the process.
11am to 2pm, Unity House  Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE
www.facebook.com/repaircafeworcester

Saturday 19thJanuary
Social Sew In
The social sew in provides free access to sewing machines, over locker, iron and ironing board plus a wealth of knowledge and support to enable you to finish or even start a sewing project. 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/SocialSew-and-Sewers-370791716424046

Saturday 26thand Monday 28thJanuary
RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch
The Big Garden Birdwatch helps build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK. Armed with this information, the RSPB can identify what is in danger and then how we can help.
Give nature a home in your garden or green space. Little things you can do can give wildlife a safe place to feed, breed and thrive. Check out the website for more details.
www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch

 

FEBRUARY 2019

Saturday 2nd February
World Wetlands Day
A chance to find out about and celebrate the wetlands of the UK and the world. Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing humanity and our planet. Wetlands and Climate Change, the theme to celebrate World Wetlands Day in 2019, draws attention to the vital role of wetlands as a natural solution to cope with climate change.
www.worldwetlandsday.org

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February
Tiddesley Wood Log and Wood Chip Sales
Buy your FSC certified logs and wood chips, raising money in aid of wildlife conservation.
10am to 1pm. The Harry Green Reserve, Tiddesley Wood, Pershore.
www.tiddesley.org.uk | www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk 

Saturday 9th February
Repair Cafe 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 small electrical and household appliances, bikes, toys, furniture, clothes and ceramics. Awesome cakes too!
11am to 2pm. Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE
www.facebook.com/repaircafeworcester

Monday 11th to Friday 15th February
Go Green Week
Go Green Week is the UK’s largest week of student climate action
https://peopleandplanet.org/

Thursday 14th to Thursday 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 25th February to Sunday 10th 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