A whole month of eco-friendly events ranging from discussions to craft workshops

What's on

Climate Justice in July

 

Coinciding with Plastic-free July, we are hosting a whole month of environmentally focussed events, ranging from discussions to workshops, with the aim of inspiring and motivating change both in our community and globally.

Reusing carrier bags and refusing straws are fantastic starting places when it comes to changing the world, but we have reached the point where we need to do more.

Starting on Wednesday 10th July, we will be hosting a variety of events to inspire, encourage and support sustainable living. From eco-brick masterclasses to building bee hotels we want to enable local families to tackle the climate crisis together.

What’s on

Motherhood and the Environment - A Discussion with Raechel Kelly

We are kicking off our environmental focus month in the best possible way – with an inspiring, engaging and motivating discussion led by Raechel Kelly.

Alongside her work in sustainable finance, Raechel gives her time to schools, small businesses and community groups who are looking for answers and direction on complex sustainability problems including renewable energy projects, avoiding single-use plastic and eco-friendly parenting.

But can individual actions on issues like climate change, plastic waste or air pollution really achieve anything?

Location

The Wheatsheaf

Date

Wednesday 10th July

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Time

10:30 – 12:30

Price

£4/adult

 

Family-friendly Litter Pick

No one likes to see litter; it harms the environment and it endangers wildlife. Join us for a Saturday morning clean-up as we walk from Pilley Bridge to Naunton Park, collecting litter as we go! Help make Leckhampton clean and safe for everyone. 

We will be leaving from The Wheatsheaf on Old Bath Road at 10am and making our way (via the footpath through Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve) to Naunton Park for refreshments. The route is suitable for pushchairs. 

This event is for the whole family – furry friends, toddlers, teenagers – the whole lot!

 

Location

Pilley Bridge to Naunton Park

Date

Saturday 13th July

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Time

10:00 – 13:00

Price

Free

 

Eco-brick workshop

Have you heard of eco-bricks?

An ecobrick is a building block made entirely from unrecyclable plastic. It’s created by filling a plastic bottle with clean, dry plastic until it’s packed tightly and can be used as a building block.

Bring your non-recyclable plastic waste and join us for a crafting session with a difference. Once you’ve learnt how to make your own eco-bricks, they can be used in all sorts of sustainable building projects, which makes them a great way to dispose of plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfill, and potentially, the ocean.

Location

The Wheatsheaf

Date

Wednesday 17th July

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Time

10:30 – 12:30

Price

£3/family

 

Eco-friendly cleaning product workshop

Join us for an eco chemistry lesson and take home your own natural, eco-friendly surface cleaner and toilet cleaning bombs. All the ingredients and equipment (including a glass spray bottle and ice cube tray) will be provided and available for you to take home to continue to make your own products for a fraction of the price of the big branded cleaners.

All the ingredients are safe for children and animals.

We’ve been using these eco alternatives for months are can definitely vouch for their effectiveness and low cost.

As always, tea/coffee and homemade cake are included (just dont mix up your concoctions with your caffeine fix!)

Location

The Wheatsheaf

Date

Wednesday 24th July

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Time

10:30 – 12:30

Price

£10/family

 

Build your own bee hotel

Come and build your very own solitary bee five-star accommodation with an easy-to-make bee hotel workshop.

Solitary bees aren’t like honeybees that live in hives. As their name suggests, they make their nests on their own and lay their eggs in tunnels, such as in dead wood or hard soil. A bee B&B mimics these conditions. 

No sawing or drilling required, we’ll provide you with a ready-built house (or ready-cut pieces if you’d prefer to make your own shape) so you can concentrate on filling it with lots of hiding places for your buzzy friends. Bamboo canes, tiny logs and bundles of sticks make great homes for bees.

This workshop is designed for children and adults to complete together

Location

The Wheatsheaf

Date

Wednesday 31st July

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Time

10:30 – 12:30

Price

£10/family