Events calendar


Our calendar of current environmental events includes:

  • Demonstrations
  • Training courses
  • Fairs
  • Talks

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Bee World Seeding Day, Croydon

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Come and sow wildflower seeds and help create a Bee World at Heathfield's Ecology Centre.

Contact: Rebecca Parnell, [email protected]
Location: Heathfield's Ecology Centre, Heathfield, Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RH
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Croydon Friends of the Earth
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Fracking in Lancashire: Have your say

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

In a matter of weeks Lancashire County Council will be deciding whether to allow Cuadrilla to frack in Lancashire again. Join us to hear views from across the county on whether Lancashire should be fracked. Speakers to include: UNITE the Union, Friends of the Earth, Morecambe Community Renewables, Frack Free Lancashire, Residents Action on Fylde Fracking and Cuadrilla invited. Doors open at 7pm and refreshments will be provided. We'd love your help in publicising this event. if you can help distribute flyers or posters please email [email protected] or download the poster: Event is free, but please register using the link below.

Contact: Nikki Packham, [email protected]
Location: St John's Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BU
Start time: 19:00
End time: 21:00
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Public meeting: Fracking and its alternatives

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Come over to our public meeting about fracking and its alternatives organised in Oxford. Speaker: Brenda Pollack, Friends of the Earth South East Regional Campaigner.

Contact: Brenda Pollack, [email protected]
Location: Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW
Start time: 19:30
End time: 21:00

Eco Renovate your Home

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A one-day course run in partnership with Low Carbon Trust and in association with RESET. This course looks at making the home more energy efficient and highlights areas where savings can be made and carbon footprints reduced. It is tailored to the individual participant’s needs and is suitable for beginners and those familiar with eco-building. Tutors: Rebecca Sarll and Mischa Hewitt CPD certified. Fee £72-£162.See website for full details and booking information.

Contact: [via website]
Location: Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, Brighton, BN2 9ND
Start time: 09:00
End time: 17:30
Organisation or Local Group: Brighton Permaculture Trust

Your Century!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Your Century! will bring together young people to discuss our relationship with the natural environment. We will begin to devise solutions to make a difference for the coming century. There will be inspirational speakers involved in the global movement for change, working in the fields of environmental activism, finance, technology, conservation, business and more. Your Century! will help you to become guardians of our amazing home and protectors its inhabitants. Free, but registration essential.

Contact: Jamie, [email protected]
Location: The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Start time: 16:15
End time: 21:00
Organisation or Local Group: Synchronicity Earth

Conflict Resolution Management

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A practical one day course that looks at how you can reduce, prevent and resolve disputes with others especially in the workplace. The training is designed to build on your communication skills by helping you work on what to say and how to mentally approach conversations. It will focus on what conflict work is and why it is needed for productive work spaces. We will also look at how these skills can be extended, and are used, in facilitation, mediation, consensus building and other cooperative ways of working. It will focus on the core skills needed for coping with conflict at work and how to achieve productive spaces that take into account how our own internal dialogues can affect our conflict resolving process.

Contact: Bertill, [email protected]
Location: Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Talk Action

Stakeholder Engagement

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How to keep your collaborators happy and engage them in a way that is effective, innovative and inspiring. You will learn: increase participation in your organisation, campaign or cause; identify, prioritise, and interact with your key players; assess the key issues relating to engagement; build capacity through your supporters; how to expand and retain your community of stakeholders; develop an engagement strategy; how to work with your participants on a change agenda. Costs: see website.

Contact: Bertil Grunberg, 020 7324 4775, [email protected]
Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This course will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to develop long-term engagement for civil society organisations, groups and individuals working on climate change and low-carbon living. This course outlines why energy and climate change can be a particularly difficult issue for communities, how to overcome this, and create long-term interest in limiting and adapting to climate change.

Contact: Jessica, [email protected]
Location: TBC
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Talk Action

Gardens of the Arts & Crafts movement

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The 19th century movement introduced the idea of using handcrafted objects in natural materials in simple captivating styles. This course will look at the elements they considered essential to creating gardens and study a number of existing arts & crafts gardens. Course Fee £23.10 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.

Contact: WEA Lincoln Branch, 01522 522472, [email protected]
Location: Friends Meeting House, 1 Park Street, Lincoln, LN1 1UR
Start time: 9:30
End time: 15:30
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Educational Association - East Midlands

Full permaculture design course

Saturday, January 24, 2015 to Sunday, June 14, 2015

To introduce the basic concepts of permaculture theory and practice and enable learners to integrate ecological and design thinking into their everyday lives. As a result of attending this course it may be possible for you to apply permaculture ethics and principles to situations in your own life; describe some of the principles, processes and elements working within natural systems; describe the process of design and a variety of tools and methods within it, and use it in a variety of situations; and apply your learning within your home, garden, community and the wider world. 14 x 6.5-hour sessions. Course fees £359.91 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.

Contact: WEA Nottingham Community Involvement, 0115 9858203, [email protected]
Location: St. Anns Allotments Visitor Centre, 121 Ransom Road, Nottingham, NG3 3LH
Start time: 9:30
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Educational Association East Midlands