KEEP IT GREEN – LIVING SUSTAINABLY IN SURREY
Looking for some inspiration on how to keep it green? That’s right sustainability-centric events for folks in Surrey and South West London to explore and find inspirational ways to lower ones carbon footprint. From upcycling and urban greening, to DIY dye and a hedgerow festival – love where you live with this handy guide to living a greener lifestyle.
URBAN GREENING IN GUILDFORD / OCTOBER 2 / 169 HIGH STREET, GUILDFORD
Did you know that 11% of Surrey’s native species have gone extinct in the last few decades? Be in with the chance to win yourself a Living Wall to help reverse Surrey’s Biodiversity loss and have your say on the future of a greener, cleaner Guildford by joining this discussion on Urban Greening. Hosted by local stalwarts of sustainability, Carbon Zero Guildford and Experience Guildford, there’s no other way to celebrate World Habitat Day than getting tickets online and playing your part in the health of your local community.
For more information, visit zerocarbonguildford.org
PALLET UPCYCLING / OCTOBER 6 / THE GREAT BRITISH WOODSHOP, WEST BYFLEET
Upcycling and growing! Two excellent ways to Keep It Green and cut down your carbon footprint. Head for West Byfleet’s Great British Woodshop this month and participate in this educational workshop, whereby you’ll learn some great tips on upcycling and take home with you your very own planter.
For more information, visit greatbritishwoodshop.co.uk
REIGATE SUSTAINABILITY MARKET / OCTOBER 14 / REIGATE HIGH STREET
This month, the Reigate Sustainability Market arrives at Reigate Methodist Church on Reigate High Street. Bringing together local organisations, artisans, food & drink producers and businesses that share a passion for sustainability. Spend the day learning how to make your life choices more sustainable and be inspired to change your ways to live in a cleaner and altogether greener environment.
For more information, visit nature-reclaimed.shop
DIY PLANT DYE SCRUNCHIES / OCTOBER 19 / SOLAR SISTERS, GUILDFORD
Love to get creative with colour, but hate all the nasties they put in the paint and dye. Go green and learn how to make some DIY dye procured from the power of plants. Colour some scrunchies for your luscious locks (other uses are available), and give yourself a high-five for your newfound knowledge.
For more information, visit solarsisters.uk
SURREY HEDGEROW FESTIVAL / OCTOBER 21 / WEST HORSLEY PLACE
Join Surrey Wildlife Trust at West Horsley Place for the Surrey Hedgerow Festival this October. The festival is the pinnacle event of the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Hedgerow Heritage project, a four-year initiative funded and supported by the Heritage Lottery which seeks to engage a new generation in conservation and to promote and preserve the skills we need to keep our hedgerows healthy. Enjoy live music, educational talks, food and drink, art, roaming performances and more.
For more information, visit westhorsleyplace.org.uk
PASSION FOR THE PLANET / OCTOBER 21 – 28 / SOUTH STREET, DORKING
An inspiring play aimed at families and anyone interested in that big ol’ beautiful planet we call home. Expect a laugh-out-loud show tackling the vital issues of ecology, climate change, sustainability and care for the Earth through a fun-filled mixture of drama, song, dance, puppetry, story-telling, clowning, installations, and (optional!) audience participation.
For more information, visit damncheek.co.uk