What’s on?

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.

 MARCH 2019

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. This year is focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much.
www.fairtrade.org.uk

Monday 4th to Sunday 10th March
National Spring Clean Week
To inspire and educate the UK to spring clean not just their homes but their lives as well.
www.springcleaningweek.com

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

Saturday 16th March
Seed Swap
Bring any vegetable, fruit and salad seeds and swap them for a new variety or something completely different. Growing advice available.
11am to 2pm, Pump House Environment Centre WR1 3EZ.
www.transitionworcester.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/305696020094947/

Wednesday 20th March
Spring Equinox
The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Thursday 21st March
International Day of Forests
This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. The theme for 2019 is Forests and Education.
www.fao.org/international-day-of-forests/en/

EU day of Artistic Creativity
Promotes creativity as one of the basic elements of individual development and of the creation of an European identity.
The objective is to celebrate one day a year, and at a European level, artistic creativity in all Europe, with open activities in museums, public and private cultural institutions, visual arts centres, art schools, galleries, schools.
www.facebook.com/EuropeanDayArtisticCreativity/

Friday 22nd March
World Water Day
Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. 

Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right. Access to water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world. We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water.
http://www.worldwaterday.org/

Friday 22nd March to Tuesday 23rd April
The Great British Spring Clean
This is a campaign with one simple ambition. To bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline. Loan litter picking equipment from DWT or sign up on our Volunteer Litter Warden Scheme and adopt an area close to you or your work and we’ll provide the equipment for you to litter pick it on a regular basis.
#rubbishwalks, #GBSpringClean.
www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk