What’s on?

CalendarEnvironment-related events coming up …

The Gheluvelt Kiosk is open from Thursday 1st April for take out drinks, snacks and ice cream from 11am to 3pm.

The Pump House Environment Centre cafe, eco shop is OPEN 10am to 4pm every day for TAKEOUT only.
Please note- the TOILETS are CLOSED for public use.
Please check out the facebook page for more information.
All meeting room bookings are still currently suspended.

WRE is CLOSED to the public but the online store is still trading.
WRE now have a You Tube channel inspiring creative reuse. Subscribe and be the first in the know about up and coming online creative workshops using the amazing resources that WRE rescues from landfill.
Do check out the work that has been going on by the staff and community volunteers supporting our NHS: http://www.wre.uk.com/blog/a-salute-to-seamsters

Tuesday 6th April
Proud to Pick Campaign starts
Are you fed up with litter?  Will you join our volunteer army helping to clean up Herefordshire and Worcestershire?  Just do your pick, take a picture and post it on social media with the hashtag #ProudtoPick   Then nominate 5 friends to do the same.
Please tag @duckworthwtrust and  @bbchw

Monday 19th April to Sunday 25th April
Fashion Revolution Week
Fashion Revolution Week is the time when we come together as a global community to create a better fashion industry. It centres around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more on 24 April 2013. This year, as we mark 8 years since the tragedy, Fashion Revolution Week will focus on the interconnectedness of human rights and the rights of nature. The campaign will amplify unheard voices across the fashion supply chain and harness the creativity of our community to explore innovative and interconnected solutions.
www.fashionrevolution.org

Monday 19th to Friday 30th April
Sustrans’ The Big Pedal
Sustrans Big Pedal will run for 10 days and is open to all primary and secondary schools in the UK, including SEN schools.
Join in for one, five or ten days between 19 and 30 April 2021 to be in with a chance of winning fabulous prizes every day from Sustrans.
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking, scooting or using a wheelchair to school.
Whether schools are open or not, your pupils can participate. Pupils learning remotely can take an active journey from home or complete a physical challenge.
https://bigpedal.org.uk/

Tuesday 20th April to Earth Day
3 Days of Climate Action
Three days of climate action begins on April 20th with the global youth climate summit led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice, OneMillionOfUs and hundreds of youth climate activists. The global youth summit will consist of panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Licypriya Kangujam. The four-hour digital summit will address the progress that has been made on their main issues of concern, including the creation of green jobs, climate literacy, civic skill training, environmental justice, biodiversity protection and sustainable agriculture. In the lead up to the event, the youth organizers will put together a short list of demands that they want addressed at the Biden Administration’s climate summit.

In the evening on April 20, the Hip Hop Caucus and its partners will present the “We Shall Breathe” virtual summit. This digital event will examine climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis to issues of pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, all within a racial justice framework.
www.hiphopcaucus.org

On April 21, Education International will lead the “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit.” The multilingual virtual summit will span several time zones and feature prominent activists from every continent, focused on the crucial role that educators play in combating climate change and why we need transformative climate education now. Education International works to promote peace, democracy, social justice and equity through education and the collective strength of teachers and education employees.
https://www.ei-ie.org

Parallel to the Biden Administration’s global climate summit, EARTHDAY.ORG will produce its second Earth Day Live digital event on April 22. The multi-hour multi-channel livestream will include segments taking place around the world starting at noon Eastern Time. Workshops, panel discussions, and special performances will focus on Earth Day’s 2021 theme, Restore Our Earth, which examines natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Topics will include climate and environmental literacy, climate restoration technologies, reforestation efforts, regenerative agriculture, equity and environmental justice, citizen science, cleanups, and beyond. World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and more will be involved.
www.earthuprising.org

Thursday 22nd April
Earth Day
The 2021 theme of #RestoreOurEarth, aims to support local communities, focusing on areas that are disproportionately affected by environmental issues. Those living on the front lines of these environmental crises don’t always have the resources to deal with the damage. So, how can we make a difference?
Participate in a local cleanup! Check the map to find a cleanup event near you.
DWT can lend out litter picking equipment free of charge for a community event.
For more details visit http://www.dwt.org.uk/volunteer/litter 

Saturday 22nd May
Worcester Biodiversity Day
A day of wildlife monotoring introduced 3 years ago by the Worcester Canal Group. A perfect chance to connect to our community pollinators and Wilder Worcester.
Keep an eye on the Worcester Canal Group for more details.
www.worcestercanalgroup.org.uk

 

 2021 is the United Nations International Year of Fruit and Vegetables
Raising awareness of the nutritional and health benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption. Advocating  healthy diets through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables; promoting sustainable food systems that foster diversified, balanced and healthy diets; recognising the value of indigenous crops to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and incomes of family farmers, especially small-scale family farmers.

International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development
A year for sustainable innovation and recognising the need to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, foster innovation and provide opportunities, benefits and empowerment for all and respect for all human rights.