What’s on?

CalendarEnvironment-related events coming up …



The theme for November 2018 is ‘GREEN ECONOMY’.
The green economy is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment. It is closely related with ecological economics, but has a more political focus.

November is also World Vegan Month

Friday 9thNovember
Learn to read the Tarot
An enlightening two day workshop run by Ascension Development upstairs in the Pump House meeting room.

Saturday 10th November
Repair Cafe Worcester
A community project, volunteer led, 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. Have we mentioned the awesome cakes in the cafe? Worth a trip even if your are just going for a recce to support your local repair community and be part of the international repair movement.
11am to 2pm. Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE

Saturday 17th November
Clothes swap and social sew in
Put #secondhandfirst and swap don’t shop. Reusing a product rather than buying a new one reduces the demands for water, energy, and raw materials, reducing your impact on the environment. Do bring clean, unwanted and wearable clothes to swap. Don’t bring out of shape or bobbly jumpers or dirty and stained clothing. The social sew in offers access to equipment such as overlockers, sewing machines and irons to enable you to finish a sewing project or use the expertise of our social sew and sew-er volunteers for advice and support if you have a repair or alteration to attempt.
Pump House Environment Centre meeting room. Lift available. Tel: 01905 734934.

Monday 19th November
World Toilet Day
Raising awareness and vital funds to build more taps and toilets around the world as 1 in 3 people do not have access to a toilet in the world. The 2018 theme is #whennaturecalls and is about toilets and nature asking the question #wheredoyougo? In the UK we are part of the lucky 39% of the world’s population that has access to a toilet and a safely managed sanitation service.

Monday 19thto 25thNovember
Second Hand First week
Celebrates the power of second-hand to change the world by keeping the resources we already have in use for longer. It was launched by TRAID in 2014 with the key aim to increase the number of people committing to wearing and sourcing more of their clothes (and other resources) second-hand, rather than new. The week will be packed full of events and actions, both in the UK and across the globe, connecting you to the huge environmental and social benefits of second-hand.

Wednesday 21stNovember
Swan Food Project work party
Join the Swan Food Project volunteers to help with various practical tasks to help the swans and other wildlife. Tasks include cleaning and weeding the bridge steps and boathouse steps, trimming shrubs to give swans safer and easier access to the river. Swan feeding at 12:30. Tools provided.
9.30am. Meet at the north end of Bromwich Parade, near the main road bridge.
Text 07742 295149 if you plan to come.

Friday 23rdNovember
Buy Nothing Day
Buy Nothing Day is where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from buying stuff – anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending! Instead of shopping people around the world will take part in a 24 hour moratorium on consuming, either as a personal experiment or public statement.

Green Friday
Go green for Black Friday instead.

Saturday 24thNovember to 2ndDecember
National Tree Week
A great chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Each year the Tree Council’s member organisations such as voluntary bodies and local authorities, up to 200 schools and community groups, 8,000 Tree Wardens and many others, support the initiative by setting up fun, worthwhile and accessible events, inspiring upward of a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around a million trees.

Thursday 29thNovember
Worcester Christmas Fayre
WRE has a stall in the Cathedral Cloisters during the Christmas Fayre weekend promoting their work and the Wremade resource packs, clothes and brand.

Friday 30th November
Tree Dressing day in Gheluvelt Park
Tree Dressing weekend celebrates the start of National Tree Week and was started by the UK charity Common Ground who’s work links communities to nature through art and culture. It is a chance for the whole community to gather and celebrate the leafy friends we all have in common. It’s also a chance for communities to reflect on the social and cultural history of their local area, and the role trees have played in shaping this story