Environment-related events coming up …
The Gheluvelt Kiosk is open at the Splash Pad daily.
Take out drinks, snacks, sandwiches, Bennetts ice cream and doggy ice cream are available from 10am to 4pm during the school summer holidays. Please note that if the weather is unfavourable the kiosk will be closed but a warm welcome awaits you in the Pump House eco cafe.
The Pump House Environment Centre cafe and eco shop is OPEN 10am to 4pm every day.
Please use the track and trace app when sitting in and may we ask you to continue wearing a mask when moving around the building.
Daily specials are listed on the menu blackboards.
Please order at the counter.
Due to a leak both downstairs disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are currently out of order until minor repairs are completed.
The upstairs toilets are open with a lift available.
Both front and back gardens are open for seating. Please check out the facebook page for more information.
All meeting room bookings are still currently suspended.
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.
BBC Hereford and Worcester Proud to Pick Campaign
Are you fed up with litter? Will you join the volunteer army helping to clean up Herefordshire and Worcestershire? The campaign’s aim is to pick up 8000 bags across Herefordshire and Worcestershire this summer, one bag for every 100 people in H and W.
Just do your litter pick, take a picture and post it on social media with the hashtag #ProudtoPick with the number of how many bags you picked. Contact BBCH&W journalist Nicola Goodwin at email@example.com to tell her about your community litter picking event and please tag @duckworthwtrust and @bbchw on your social media posts. A week of events is scheduled for the 14th August. See below for more details.
Monday 12th July onwards
Living Streets Cut The Clutter call to action
Poorly-placed A-boards. Overflowing bins. Excessive signage and guard rails. Street clutter can clog up our pavements and make it difficult and even hazardous for people to get around. No one needs it, so let’s get rid of it. During the week of action over 9000 people backed the plan to make pavements for pedestrians not clutter. The Living Streets interactive map is still active and has over 1000 examples of pavement clutter from Devon to Aberdeen. Our pavements should be walkable for everyone. If you agree, support the LivingStreets campaign to #CutTheClutter.
Living Streets want your help to map out the scale of the problem before calling for nationwide action.
Friday 16th July to 8th August
Big Butterfly Count
Share your love of butterflies and get involved in the #bigbutterflycount. The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see. If you want to use the Big Butterfly Count app to take part then you can download the app now (but note you won’t be able to record any sightings until the 16th July
Friday 23rd July to 1st August
Love Parks Week
This year, following the extra pressure that our beloved parks and green spaces have seen during the pandemic, Love Parks Week will send a rallying cry to the great British public to Love, Respect and Protect our parks throughout the summer of 2021 and beyond.
Saturday 24th July to 8th Auguat
National Marine Week
National Marine Week is The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine. The Wildlife Trusts are asking you to celebrate our blue planet by making a ONE MINUTE long marine movie then posting it on social media using #nationalmarineweek. Visit their website for filming tips, how to keep you and the wildlife safe while filming and for their competition terms and conditions. Plus the Wildlife Trust have awesome spotter sheets!
Monday 26th July to 1st August
Climate Cook In week
If we are to tackle the climate crisis we need to eat and shop differently. Over a quarter of global carbon emmisions come from what we eat and #climatecookin week celebrates how we can all reduce the environmental impact of what we eat.
Wednesday 4th August
National Play Day
Playday is the annual national day for play in the UK, coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland. The 2021 theme, Summer of Play, recognises the challenges children and young people have faced over the past year of lockdowns and the need to enjoy time for play with their friends, having fun.
Families and carers are being encouraged to celebrate children’s right to play in their local communities.
Monday 9th to Sunday 15th August
National Allotment week
The 2021 theme is #PlottingfortheFuture were allotmenteers will be celebrating the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future.
Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd August
Proud to Pick week
The BBC Hereford and Worcester #ProudtoPick campaign was launched in May 2021 with the aim to mobilise the 2 Counties residents to pick up 8000 bags of litter across Herefordshire and Worcestershire this summer, that’s one bag of litter for every 100 people in H&W. Between Saturday August 14th and Sunday August 22nd the #ProudToPick campaign is hoping to encourage volunteers to help their local groups tidy up an area which has been ruined by litter. Do you know about a grot spot? Could you nominate one? It could be a corner of a park or woods which has been used as a dumping ground, a section of river or an area tucked away where people have chucked their stuff for years.
Organise a clean up. BBC H&W will promote it, DWT can provide litter picking equipment through their loan service or ask your local councils for help and get as many volunteers together as possible. BBCH&W will come down and feature the clean up on the radio and, hopefully, send a presenter to help out! Let BBCH&W broadcast journalist Nicola Goodwin know of your nominated grot spot and the preferred day for the clean up – contact details below. Fill in a DWT Equipment Loan Form to book equipment to use for the days event. Lets get those 8000 bags of litter off our streets and out of our green spaces!
Nicola Goodwin Broadcast Journalist BBC Hereford and Worcester 07711 348849
Sunday 15th August
A glorious celebration of the City’s growers, producers, artisans and hobbyists. Exhibition Marquees, local bands and entertainers, Market Street, Fun dog show, Sports zone and Kids area.
Saturday 28th August
International Bat Night
Bat Night has taken place every year since 1997 in more than 30 countries on the last full weekend of August. Nature conservation agencies and NGOs from across Europe pass on information to the public about the way bats live and their needs with presentations, exhibitions and bat walks, often offering the opportunity to listen to bat sounds with the support of ultrasound technology.
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August
World Water Week
World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues Join in for an intensive week of learning and collaboration on the theme #BuildingResilienceFaster.
Together we can develop solutions to address climate change and other water-related challenges.
#WWWeek #LeaveNoOneBehind #BuildingResilienceFaster
Saturday 11th September
Repair Cafe Worcester returns.
Please see the RCW facebook page for up to date information concerning safety protocols during the Repair Cafe.
18th to 26th September
The Great Big Green Week
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.