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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/

Monday 20th – Friday 25th May
Walk to School Week
Living Streets celebrate 90 years of campaigning this year and with one in four cars on the road at peak times travelling to school, Living Streets wants to get as many families walking as possible this May. Let’s reduce congestion, make our roads safer and help to clean up our toxic air. Join thousands of families across the UK. Cut congestion and improve safety at the school gates. Be part of the fight against air pollution.
#WalkthisMay
#walktoschoolweek
www.livingstreets.org.uk

Monday 20th May
British Tomato Fortnight
In the UK, we eat 6oz (160g) of fresh tomatoes per person per week. This is the equivalent of two classic British tomatoes per week, or more than 100 per year – very low compared with other European countries, especially those in the Mediterranean region. Tomatoes come in different colours – from dark red, to orange to green and contrary to what people might think, the colour doesn’t have much effect on the taste but they all include lots of nutrients.
http://www.britishtomatoes.co.uk/british-tomato-fortnight/

Saturday 25th May- Sunday 2rd June
Malvern Walking Festival
9 days of themed walks on and around the Malvern Hills. There’s a mix of multi-day walks, all-day walks and morning, afternoon, and evening walks. Their length ranges from gentle strolls of 2 or 3 miles to long, challenging walks, but there are many walks of 5 to 8 miles and several over 10 miles to choose from. A rich variety of themes and places of interest is covered and all the walks are led by enthusiastic local experts, keen to share their knowledge with the group. The walks are organised in five categories, from Leisurely / Gentle to Strenuous.
www.malvernwalking.uk

June is 30 Days Wild month
A Random Act of Wildness is anything that you can do in an average working day to bring a little nature into your life.
http://www.mywildlife.org.uk/30DaysWild/

Friday 7th June
Volunteers’ Week
Volunteers’ Week celebrates the amazing contribution millions of people make out of their own busy lives each year. DWT value all of their 127 volunteers of which there are 90 volunteer litter wardens, who keep the Worcester streets clean and clear of litter by adopting an area and litter picking on a regular basis. Want to join our volunteer team? Email volunteer@dwt.org.uk to find out more.
Worcester Volunteer Expo
11am – 3pm The Guildhall
Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering is invited to come along and take this opportunity to talk to lots of different organisations about their many varied volunteering opportunities.
www.volunteersweek.org

Tuesday 5th June
World Environment Day
#BeatAirPollution this World Environment Day. 9 out of 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air. Clean Air Day is also in June.
www.worldenvironmentday.global

Saturday 8th June
Repair Cafe Worcester
This community project inspires repair and re-use. No repair is too small. Visit for repair advice and support for small electrical and household appliances, bikes, toys, furniture, clothes and ceramics.The cakes served whilst you wait are truly awesome and are gaining a reputation in their own right. 11am to 2pm. Unity House  Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE
www.facebook.com/repaircafeworcester

World Oceans Day
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean.
www.worldoceansday.org

Saturday 8th – Sunday 16th June
National Bike Week
Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends.
www.bikeweek.org.uk

Sunday 9th June
Worcester’s Cycle Sunday
Traffic free cycling for all the family. Meet at Pitchcroft on Sunday 9th at 10.30am.
Kids and family cycle rides. Skill challenges, mini grass track racing, guided rides and childrens games-all run by your local cycle clubs. No need to register. Just turn up-it’s FREE.
www.bikeworcester.org.uk
 

Open Farm Sunday
LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s annual open day. A day when hundreds of farmers all over the country welcome visitors onto their farms to discover the world of farming.
farmsunday.org

Thursday 13th June
Sewing Machine Day
We love our sewing machines at DWT; ones to help at Repair Café Worcester, access to ones at the social sew ins, our WRE volunteers use them to create our fantastic Wremade branded clothes and to sew Mors bags to discourage single use plastic bag use. We love hand cranked vintage ones, reused electric ones and overlockers … brilliant invention. #NationalSewingMachineDay

Wednesday 19th June
National Refill Day
Brought to you by City to Sea as part of the award-winning Refill Campaign, National Refill Day is an awareness campaign get the UK public to stop bottling it when it comes to our drinking water.  
We want to create a new social norm for refilling on the go – saving us money, keeping us hydrated and preventing millions of single-use plastic bottles at source.  
https://refill.org.uk/about/national-refill-day/

Thursday 20th June
Clean Air Day
Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.
Clean Air Day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
www.cleanairday.org.uk

Seasonal Summer Clothes Swap
Extending the life of a garment from 1 to 2 years can reduce it’s impact on the environment by 24%. Join us for a clothes swap and bring clean, wearable, unwanted clothes to swap. Register upon arrival and should you not find anything you like, credits will be logged for the next event.
Adult garments only. No out of shaped T’Shirts, bobbly jumpers, shoes, boots or bags please.
Changing areas, eco café for refreshments.
Pump House Environment Centre  6pm – 8pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2354259861522727/

Friday 21st June
Summer Solstice The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and is the longest day and shortest night of the year. Sunrise 4.54am.