KEEP IT GREEN – SUSTAINABILITY IN SURREY
Cut down on your carbon footprint and venture to these eco-conscious and climate caring events taking place fun Surrey this month. Repair, reuse, recycle and remember – keep it green!
REPAIR CAFE / DORKING, EPSOM, FETCHAM, GODALMING, GUILDFORD, HASLEMERE, OXSHOTT, REIGATE, WALTON & WOKING
Broken vacuum cleaner? Faulty toaster? Modern conveniences have a habit of failing us, don’t they? Such is the convenient nature of life; sometimes, the easy thing to do is bin it and pick up another one. Avoid landfill and take your broken items to one of the county’s excellent repair cafes, as a team of dedicated volunteers put their experience to the task, and fingers crossed, fix up that favourite electric hand whisk that has seen better days.
For more information, visit surreyep.org.uk
SURREY HILLS BUSINESS SUSTAINABLE SHOWCASE / FEBRUARY 7 / UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD
An exciting and important event in the Surrey Hills bringing together the Surrey Hills community to share ideas and raise awareness on how communities and organisations can become more sustainable. The Surrey Hills Sustainable Business Showcase will bring together a wide range of Surrey based organisations to help inform and inspire others to take practical, effective and realistic actions which will help them put sustainability at the forefront of their business strategy. Business owner? Sustainable-centric supplier? Sign up online.
For more information, visit surreyhills.org
VOLUNTEER DAY: HEDGE LAYING (UNDER 25s) / FEBRUARY 18 / NETLEY PARK, DORKING
Under 25? Want to take some positive and practical action to protect the world you live in? Join SWT staff and volunteers to undertake activities to help conserve the local environment at Netley Park in Dorking.
For more information, visit surreywildlifetrust.org
PLANT-BASED ARTISAN MARKET / FEBRUARY 24 / ALTON
Ethical Vegan Events will once again be popping up throughout Surrey with their excellent markets. Free to attend, expect to find a host of vegan foodie treats and eats as well as a range of vegan products for you and the home that has been ethically and sustainably produced. Catch them in Alton this month.
For more information, visit ethicalveganevents.com
SURREY SEED SWAP / FEBRUARY 25 / ZERO, GUILDFORD
Found a half-opened packet of seeds in your garden shed and wondering what to do with them? Head for Zero in Guildford and join the great Surrey Seed Swap. An initiative aimed at giving the community a thriving, sustainable source of seeds adapted to local growing conditions. Find out more this February and get growing!
For more information, visit zerocarbonguildford.com
GREEN TALK: WATER RANGERS / FEBRUARY 29 / SOLAR SISTERS, GUILDFORD
Kat Kavenagh will explain all we need to know about Water Rangers, the citizen-led water testing initiative. If you’re looking for a way to get involved in community environmental action, Water Rangers is for you! After the talk, enjoy some water-themed live music from local singer-songwriters. Sounds ace right? Dive in and RSVP online or in-store.
For more information, visit solarsisters.uk