KEEP IT GREEN
Choosing how we live, what we use, and how we use it is becoming a prevalent part of our lives. Whether it’s the food we eat, the clothes we wear or the streets that we walk, living a zero-waste lifestyle is becoming a must for our now and for our future. Check out these sustainable-centric events taking place across Surrey this month and keep it green.
30 DAYS WILD / JUNE 1 – 30 / EVERYWHERE
Spend the month of June getting closer to nature by taking up the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge. From walking barefoot in the grass to counting spiders in the shed, get closer to nature this June, and help nurture our environment.
For more information, visit wildlifetrusts.org
ETHICAL VEGAN MARKETS / JUNE 4, 11, 12, 18 + 19 / WOKING, EGHAM, GUILDFORD, WALTON + EPSOM
Whether you’re looking for environmentally friendly products for your home or want to fill your larder with some tasty vegan treats, head for these monthly Ethical Vegan Events taking place in Woking, Egham, Guildford, Walton and Epsom. Browse and buy from a range of sustainable-centric sellers.
For more information, visit ethicalveganevents.co.uk
UPCYCLING AND CUSTOMISING CLOTHES / JUNE 11 / WATTS GALLERY & ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON
Turn your old and worn out clobber into some unique couture and sign up for this Upcycling and Customising Clothes course at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village. Join your tutor Jeanette Farr and create some custom clothing using a range of sewing and patching techniques.
For more information, visit wattsgallery.org.uk
HEDGEDATE PROTOTYPE TESTING / JUNE 11 / ZERO CARBON, GUILDFORD
Fancy growing in order to cut air pollution from nearby sources? ZERO Carbon in Guildford has been working with the University of Surrey’s leading air quality research facility, GCARE, on a number of projects, including this HedgeDATE. Now ready for testing, head along to ZERO this month and discover how to design bespoke hedgerow and vegetation installations that aim to absorb pollutants and improve air quality in and around your home.
For more information, visit zerocarbonguildford.org
CAR BOOT SALES / WHEREVER YOU CAN FIND ONE
The great car boot sale! Turning one’s unwanted items into another’s treasure save some perfectly good items from landfill and save some money at the same time. Whether you’re searching for something in particular or are simply venturing to browse and buy from a plethora of random piles, car boots make a great morning out. Our top tip? The Nut Hill Car Boot Sale that takes place just off the side of the A3 on the outskirts of Guildford.
For more information, search ‘car boot sales surrey’ online
ZERO WASTE SHOPPING / SOLAR SISTERS, GUILDFORD
Have you tried zero waste shopping yet? Free yourself from plastic and packaging and get your fill of nuts, seeds, oats, pasta, snacks, dried fruits, pulses and grains, and items for your pantry and home. Simply choose your items, fill your reusable containers and pay. Simple. As well as refill shopping, visitors can while away an afternoon in their cafe while browsing their excellent roster of events that take place weekly. From candlelit yoga to vegan potluck dinners, make Solar Sisters part of your sustainable family.
For more information, zerowastesurrey.com