Environment-related events coming up …
The Pump House Environment Centre cafe and eco shop is currently CLOSED due to the Covid-19 crisis but staff are working towards opening to the public very soon. Do watch this space or check out the facebook page for more information on opening hours.
All meeting room bookings are cancelled.
WRE is now open.
Please note there are now new opening days and hours with appointments available for schools and revised opening hours for the public. There are strict hygiene controls and restrictions on the number of shoppers and no children are allowed in the store at present.
Do check out the work that has been going on by the staff and community volunteers supporting our NHS:
Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
For help in Worcester get to know the great community group Plastic Free Worcester
Nearly every town in the county has a #zerowasteshop so you can #reuse and #refill.
Worcester: Pack It In The Shambles
Malvern: GL2 on Cowleigh Rd
For a more detailed map of local shops visit Plastic Free Pantry
Saturday 4th July
National Meadows Day
National Meadows Day is an annual celebration of wildflower meadows across the UK. The event takes place on or around the first Saturday of July each year.
National Meadows Day is your chance to celebrate wildflower meadows near you. National Meadows Day 2020 is Saturday 4th July. Keep an eye on Plantlife’s social media channels as they showcase meadows around the UK with videos and photos of the UK’s most flower-rich landscapes through the day.
It’s a reminder of the 7.5 million acres of meadows and flower-rich grasslands that have been lost since the 1930s.
DWT owns and manages Chapter Meadows, Worcester’s very own city centre rare flood meadows. Our social media feeds will highlight our very own meadow for NMD 2020.
#NationalMeadowsDay #NaturalHealthService #SolaceInNature
Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August
Big Butterfly Count
The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 113,500 people took part in 2019, submitting 116,009 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK
Saturday 25th July to Sunday 9th August
National Marine Week
National Marine Week is The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine.
2020 is the:
United Nations International Year of Plant Health
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
International Year of Sound
The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound in all aspects of life on earth and will lead towards an understanding of sound-related issues at the national and international level.
IYS2020 will aim to stimulate the understanding, throughout the world, of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. Also encouraging an understanding of the need for the control of noise in nature, in the built environment, and in the workplace.