KEEP IT GREEN – SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Feeling conscious about what you consume and how you consume it? If you’re looking for top tips on how to live sustainably in Surrey, then popping along to one of these eco-friendly events may be just the inspiration you need. From car-free days to thought provoking exhibitions – keep it clean and keep it green.
VEGAN MARKETS / SEPTEMBER 2, 9, 10*, 16, 23, 24*, 30 / WOKING, COBHAM, GUILDFORD*, WALTON, EGHAM + KINGSTON
Are you looking for a Vegan Market? You’re in luck! Back to soothe the minds of carbon-conscious consumers, Ethical Vegan Markets are all over Surrey this September Free to attend, expect to find a host of vegan foodie treats and eats and a range of vegan products for you and the home that have been ethically and sustainably produced. Find them in Woking, Cobham, Guildford (not once, but twice), Walton, Egham and Kingston.
For more information, visit ethicalveganevents.com
TO BE WORN AGAIN KILO SALE / SEPTEMBER 2 + 3 / ZERO CARBON, GUILDFORD
Say ‘no’ to fast fashion and ‘yes’ to prolonging the life of some perfectly good garms. Venture to Guildford’s sustainability champion, Zero Carbon, as the To Be Worn Again Kilo Sale arrives for a weekend of wasting less. Find some nice threads, pay for your haul by weight and hey presto – you’re looking super fresh, saving money and helping mother earth. Yes! Yes! Yes!
For more information, visit zerocarbonguildford.org
NATURE & CLIMATE FESTIVAL / SEPTEMBER 8 – 10 / THAMES DITTON CENTRE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Join Thames Ditton and Weston communities for the 2nd Nature & Climate Festival. Enjoy three days of talks, workshops, family fun, music, comedy, a tech takeback, an eco-fair and more. Sound good? Did we mention it’s free? Love mother earth and join like-minded folk seeking to improve the state of our climate and the natural world.
For more information, visit residents-association.com
CAR-FREE DAY / SEPTEMBER 24 / GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE
Following the success of 2021’s event, Car Free Day returns to Guildford Town Centre this September. Expect market stalls, street food, live music and street performances from local groups, street play areas for children, and lots more for families. Bike/walk /skate into town and enjoy the sight and sounds of Guildford Town minus the cars.
For more information, visit experienceguildford.com
WHERE THE WILDFLOWERS GROW: MY BOTANICAL JOURNEY THROUGH BRITAIN & IRELAND / SEPTEMBER 25 / WEST HORSLEY PLACE
Head for West Horsley Place this September for an evening with writer, botanist and all-around nature lover Leif Bersweden. Discussing his book, ‘Where the Wild Flowers Grow..’, join Leif as he takes you through his adventures across the British Isles and encounters with our fascinating Flora. Learn about the joy of engaging with nature and the importance of plants for our climate.
For more information, visit westhorsleyplace.org
HEMP, EARTH + POLITICS / NO UNTIL SEPTEMBER 23 / STANLEY PICKER GALLERY, KINGSTON
Discover the power of Hemp and its ability to heal the world at this thought-provoking art exhibition at Kingston’s Stanley Picker Gallery. The display investigates the overlooked ancestry of Hemp, including its universal practical applications, both as a unique design and architectural material, as well as an abundant underutilised food source. Hemp is a regenerative, biodegradable, soil-based fibre for textiles that simultaneously feeds into the soil-to-soil circular system.
For more information, visit stanleypickergallery.org