KEEP IT GREEN – SUSTAINABILITY IN SURREY
Passionate about the planet? Looking to live with less and give back more to your community? Our ‘Keep It Green’ column is all about living sustainably in Surrey; from ethical markets and upcycling, to workshops, talks, and meet-ups for the likeminded – take a peek and find out how to cut down your carbon footprint today.
ETHICAL + VEGAN MARKETS / NOVEMBER 4 + 25 / WOKING + WALTON
Stock up on sustainable products for your person and place of rest at these Ethical Vegan Markets in Walton and Woking. From plant-based cleaning products to vegan foodstuffs to munch on, whether you’re conscious or simply curious – pop along and discover some ethical products and their makers who are helping to make a difference to the way we live.
For more information, visit ethcialveganevents.com
PRINTMAKING: HANDPRINTED WRAPPING / NOVEMBER 7 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON
Create stylish wrapping papers and fabrics to make your gifts for family and friends extra special this year. Design bespoke patterns and learn printmaking techniques, printing onto paper and fabric. Discover the Japanese fabric wrapping technique as well as printing onto paper. Furoshiki is a beautiful, sustainable alternative to paper gift wrapping, your handprinted cloth can be re-used or repurposed.
For more information, visit wattsgallery.org.uk
BEGINNERS UPHOLSTERY / NOVEMBER 7 / THE GREAT BRITISH WOODSHOP, WEST BYFLEET
Fancy learning the skills that will enable you to lovingly restore your favourite chair – that has – let’s be honest – seen better days. Head for The Great British Woodshop for this one-day date in November, whereby you’ll learn the basics of upholstery, thus beginning your adventure into upcycling and upholstering forgotten treasures into something fabulous, new and made by you.
For more information, visit greatbritishwoodshop.co.uk
REIGATE SUSTAINABILITY MARKET / NOVEMBER 11 / HIGH STREET, REIGATE
The Reigate Sustainability Market arrives at Reigate Methodist Church on Reigate High Street this November, 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
WOODLAND WONDER: SURREY HILLS SYMPOSIUM 2023 / NOVEMBER 29 / UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD
Be inspired by Woodland Wonder in the Surrey Hills National Landscape and beyond at this year’s Symposium hosted by the University of Surrey. You’ll also get to experience a Woodland Wonder marketplace by local businesses providing nature based experiences, artists inspired by woodlands, forestry advisory services, partners and much more. Enjoy some light refreshments in the marketplace which will be followed by the Symposium in the lecture theatre.
For more information, visit surreyhills.org
PEOPLE, PLANET, PINT: SUSTAINABILITY MEETUP / NOVEMBER 29 / THE CASTLE, FARNHAM
For those keen on cutting down on their carbon footprint in both a professional and personal capacity, get together and chat over nibbles and some of the wet stuff at this soon-to-be regular addition to the sustainability scene’s events calendar. Started in Glasgow after COP26, this is an informal meet-up for like-minded folk with a passion for the planet to network and share ideas and as.
For more information, visit small99.co.uk