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May

National Walking Month
Living Streets is a charity who want to create a walking nation where people of all generations enjoy the benefits that walking brings.
Walking is good for our minds, our bodies and our neighbourhoods and has been a lifeline during the lockdowns, helping people stay active and connected. That’s the reason why Living Streets want everyone to keep going and pledge to #WalkThisMay!
http://livingstreets.org.uk

No Mow May
Lock up you mower for the month of May for the sake of #biodiversity and watch your lawn grow for #NoMowMay. At the end of the month, on the late May Bank Holiday Weekend, join in with the nationwide “Every Flower Counts” survey to discover how many bees the UK’s lawns can feed. Not only will you receive your very own “nectar score” (which will tell you have many bees your lawn can feed), you’ll help Plantlife learn more about the health of the nations’ wild flowers.
https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/no-mow-may

Tree Council Walk in the Woods month
Every May is Walk In The Woods month – a time when people across the country celebrate their local trees by getting out to the woods, walking in a local park, or just appreciating tree-lined streets. Time spent in nature has never been more important to our mental and physical wellbeing. And nature can be found everywhere – a street tree in new leaf; a flowering window box; your local park.
So this Walk In The Woods is going to be Walk Where You May month instead!
Share it in a tweet, photo or video using #WalkWhereYouMay to inspire others.
Don’t forget to log your bluebell sightings with #bluebellwatch.
https://treecouncil.org.uk/take-action/seasonal-campaigns/walk-in-the-woods/

Monday 2nd  to Sunday 8th May
National Gardening Week
Whether it’s sowing seeds together, taking a moment’s break to nurture your houseplants or kicking back with a cup of tea in your favourite green space, there’s so much joy to be found in gardening – and that’s exactly what National Gardening Week celebrates.
The 2022 theme is ‘The Joy of Gardening’
“Gardening is a superb way to make friends and meet new people. Gardening with others creates a strong sense of companionship and camaraderie – lifelong bonds flourish from something as simple as sowing seeds in the ground. We hope National Gardening Week will lead to many budding new friendships” Guy Barter RHS Chief Horticulturist
National Gardening Week will aim to encourage everyone to get involved in gardening as an ongoing hobby – or for the first time, and find their own joy in gardening.
https://www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/national-gardening-week

Saturday 14th May
World Fair Trade Day
#LetsDoItFair
The Fair Trade, organic, social enterprise, cooperative and social solidarity and economy movements are joining forces to rally the public in calling for climate and social justice on World Fair Trade Day.
Addressing the climate crisis is not just about how much carbon we are emitting. Climate actions and goals must also respond to the needs and suffering of people, especially those who are badly hit by climate change.
#fairtradelocal #BuildBackFairer #LetsDoItFair
https://wfto.com/fairtradeday2022/

Monday 16th May to 22nd May
The Big Plastic Count
Join thousands across the UK and tally all the plastic packaging you throw away for one week – 16-22 May.
Register for resources for your family, school, business or community group, then submit your results on the website.
Count your plastic for one week – 16-22 May 2022
Right now, nobody’s counting how much plastic we’re really having to throw away, and Everyday Plastic think it’s more than anyone realises.
That’s why they need you. Wherever you live, however big or small your household, and however you shop.
Recycling alone can’t solve the plastic problem. But we need to prove it if we’re going to convince the government, big brands and supermarkets to take the bold action we need to truly tackle the crisis.
https://thebigplasticcount.com/

Monday 16th –  Friday 20th May
National Vegetarian week
It’s time to take the #Veggie123 challenge!
The Vegetarian Society is a charity that aims to influence, inspire and support people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle.  Being a vegetarian is a choice that is kinder to animals, to people and to our living planet.  Established in 1847, The Vegetarian Society is the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world and promotes National Vegetarian Week.
www.nationalvegetarianweek.org

Walk to School Week
Are your pupils ready to #PowerUp? This year’s challenge, #PowerUp, will engage pupils through video game-inspired design, encouraging them to travel sustainably to school every day of the week. Each day will see a level unlocked and a new mission to complete, through which pupils will discover the incredible benefits of walking for individuals, communities and the planet.
#WalkthisMay

Saturday 21st May
Social sew In
The social sew in provides free access to equipment such as over-lockers, heavy duty sewing machines and a wealth of knowledge from our social sew in volunteers.
If you have a sewing project, join us for the support you need to enable you to finish it.
Want to try an over locker before you buy? The social sew in is for you.
Got behavioural issues with your own sewing machine? Bring it in with you and our expert textile volunteers will help.
Found a great piece of clothing in a charity shop or at our clothes swap but it needs altering to fit? Let us help you rework it.
If you have to wait to keep us all covid safe then there’s always the cafe downstairs.
Disabled access and lift available
10am to 1pm
Pump House Environment Centre
#rework #rewear #rethink #lovedclotheslast
www.facebook.com/socialsewin/

Thursday 26th May
Spring Clothes Swap
Swap don’t shop and rework your wardrobe. Bring clean, wearable and unwanted clothes to swap. We accept men and women’s adult coats and clothes. No out of shape bobbly jumpers or tshirts please. Maximum of 6 garments per person. This saves you time queueing.
Reusing a product, rather than buying a new one, reduces the demands for water, energy and raw materials, reducing your impact on the environment.

Saturday 28th May- Sunday 5th 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 organized in five categories, from Leisurely / Gentle to Strenuous.
#WalkThisMay       
www.malvernwalking.uk

June is

#MonthofCommunity
Last year, over 15 million people took part in the first ever Month of Community.
Join in this June – whether you want to say cheers to volunteers, connect with your neighbours, support a cause you care about, or simply to say thank you, it’s all part of the Month of Community!
Events include:

30 Days Wild month
The UK’s biggest nature challenge. Do one thing wild every day in the month of June. Get daily inspiration from the Wildlife Trust when you sign up for a pack.
#30dayswild
https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild

Wednesday 1st  to Tuesday 7th June
Volunteers’ Week
Volunteers’ Week celebrates the amazing contribution millions of people make supporting their community, especially those who have remained active during the lockdowns. It is time to say THANK YOU during the #monthofcommunity
Want to join our volunteer team? Email volunteer@dwt.org.uk to find out more.

Sunday 5th June
World Environment Day
#onlyoneearth
“Only One Earth” was the slogan for the 1972 Stockholm Conference; 50 years on, this truth still holds – this planet is our only home. With nature in emergency mode, the #OnlyOneEarth campaign for World Environment Day 2022, wants you to celebrate the planet through collective environmental action.
#OnlyOneEarth advocates for transformative environmental change on a global scale. The campaign shines a spotlight on climate action, nature action and pollution action while encouraging everyone, everywhere to live sustainably.
While our individual consumption choices do make a difference, it is collective action that will create the transformative environmental change we need, so we can advance to a more sustainable and just Earth, where everyone can flourish.
Join #GenerationRestoration
www.worldenvironmentday.global

Monday 6th to Sunday 12th 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’.
Imagine how your community could look if everyone cycled, how much quieter it could be, how much cleaner it could be, how much happier people could be. There are things you can do to make this a reality.
Of course there is the bigger picture of fundamental changes that campaigning and lobbying can make but
this Bike Week you could engage with your local community. Encourage friends and neighbours to get out and explore the area by bike. Encourage them to swap their commute or trip to the shop that they would normally do by car or bus to do it by bike.
Share your photos using hashtag #BikeWeekUK.
www.bikeweek.org.uk

Wednesday 8th June
World Oceans Day
World Ocean Day supports collaborative conservation working with a global network of youth organisations and leaders in over 140 countries. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean.
The 2022 conservation action focus is about protecting at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030 for a healthy ocean and climate.
www.worldoceansday.org

Saturday 11th April
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. Plus, great cakes whilst you wait! Starts 11am. Last orders for repair 1.30pm.
Unity House Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE
Opposite Friends Malayali Asian Store   What3Words ///much.reason.future
#repairlowerscarbonemissions
www.facebook.com/repaircafeworcester

Thursday 16th June
World Refill Day
World Refill Day is a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste.
Together with City To Sea’s planet-protecting partners, and thousands of everyday activists around the world, they’re calling on businesses, brands and governments to choose to reuse and help make single-use plastic a thing of the past.
As a global movement, we all have the power to create a wave of change. By choosing to reuse, we’re saving millions of pieces of plastic and sending a message to the rest of the world that the solutions to plastic pollution and the climate crisis are there – and together we can keep our environment, oceans, cities and communities plastic-free for the future.
https://www.refill.org.uk/world-refill-day/

Thursday 16th June
Clean Air Day
Global Action Plan’s role is to fuel the Clean Air movement by mobilising and enabling people and organisations to act on air pollution and ensure their voice is heard
To breathe clean air every day we need to make rapid changes: adopting electric vehicles, avoiding millions of car journeys, slashing industrial and construction emissions and stopping buying products that cause pollution in our homes. To see change at this scale requires us to work as a movement, with changemakers across the country modelling that change, and exerting pressure on government and major polluters.
Air pollution causes heart and lung disease and results in over 36,000 people in the UK dying each year. Clean air is essential for our health, and the co-benefits of clean air measures are also good for our wellbeing as well as being good for the planet.
www.cleanairday.org.uk

Friday 17th June
International Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes and increases food security. It helps biodiversity to recover. It locks away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth, slowing climate change. Land degradation is negatively impacting the well-being of at least 3.2 billion people. The 2022 event is hosted by Spain.
https://www.un.org/en/observances/desertification-day
https://www.unccd.int/

Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th June
National Picnic Week
National Picnic Week aims to encourage people to take the ideal opportunity to get together over a picnic with advice, tips, recipes and information to make sure you have everything from the food and drink to the location or surroundings.
​Picnicking is one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions, and is a great way of taking advantage of any open spaces in your local area.
https://www.nationalpicnicweek.co.uk/

2022
Gheluvelt Park is 100 years old.

United Nations International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture
As part of the UN decade of family farming; the #IYAFA2022 aims to focus world attention on the role that small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish workers play in food security and nutrition, poverty eradication and sustainable natural resource use – thereby increasing global understanding and action to support them.
UN International Year of artisanal fisheries and aquaculture #IYAFA2022

International Year of Glass
Why celebrate glass? Well get these facts..
Glass sheets support solar cells and give clean energy; glass fibers reduce our carbon footprint by strengthening wind turbine blades, by insulating our homes and through carbon capture and sequestration (CCS); the vitrification of hazardous waste is making nuclear energy safer
Glass is the main conduit for information in our knowledge-based society. Glass optical fibers have led to a global communications revolution; they are the backbone of the internet. Glassmakers have given us touch-sensitive covers for our mobile phones, revolutionizing the way we communicate.
Want some more awesome facts? Click the link below.
International Year of Glass

DWT NEWS:

The Pump House Environment Centre cafe and eco shop
OPEN 10am to 4pm every day.

Serving Worcester based Method Roastery coffee and homemade cakes.
Daily specials are listed on the menu blackboards.
Please order at the counter.
Indoor seating is available.
Both front and back gardens are open for seating.
Please check out the facebook page for more information.

 

WRE is CLOSED to the public during building maintenance to the mezzanine floor but are still trading on the online store. WRE’s You Tube channel is full of creative reuse ideas. Subscribe and be the first in the know about up and coming online creative workshops using the amazing resources that WRE rescues from landfill.