Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Our Green Future is a week of daily activities for children to learn all about sustainability and eco-friendly living. Coinciding with half-term, the events take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from 14-19 October. Children and parents can learn about wildlife conservation, renewable energy and recycling. Our Green Future Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Thought Fest: Free festival explores innovation, sustainability and mindfulness

Thought Fest is a free festival of innovation, sustainability and mindfulness. The festival, which takes place in Regent’s Place near London’s Great Portland Street until 6 October, invites festival-goers to explore new ways to look after their wellbeing and learn how to create a more sustainable future. Thought Feat features a host of activities and events for all ages. The events include a pop-up gallery … Continue reading Thought Fest: Free festival explores innovation, sustainability and mindfulness

The Urban Harvest: Celebrate London’s harvest at a community garden near you

Community gardens across London today [22 September] are encouraging visitors and volunteers to join in on some garden activities and share the city’s harvest. Known as The Urban Harvest, there are a range of different activities to take part in including harvest parties, hands-on workshops, guided garden tours and volunteering. Traditionally, harvest season marks an important date in the farming calendar as crops are harvested for animal … Continue reading The Urban Harvest: Celebrate London’s harvest at a community garden near you

Hidden River Festival: Day event celebrating the New River and its abundant flora and fauna

Hidden River Festival celebrates the New River with a wetland treasure hunt, live music, canoeing, art workshops, storytelling and wildlife discovery today. Surrounded by the green oasis and wildlife of the New River, the family-friendly Hidden River Festival takes place in and around Woodberry Wetlands. The Hidden River Festival is a collaborative effort with the aim to connect the various neighbourhoods that run through Hackney … Continue reading Hidden River Festival: Day event celebrating the New River and its abundant flora and fauna

Remakery’s Reuse Lab: Celebrating and connecting the repair and reuse community

Reuse Lab is a programme of events, coinciding with this month’s London Design Festival, celebrating and connecting the repair and reuse community. Reuse Lab, which has been devised by Brixton’s Remakery, includes events on tote box making, cable reel stool making, book binding, vinyl bag making, upcycling a chair, natural dyes, ceramic jewellery and making a skirt. The events are held during London Design Festival … Continue reading Remakery’s Reuse Lab: Celebrating and connecting the repair and reuse community

Great British Beach Clean: Help rid coastlines of ocean waste by joining in Britain’s biggest beach clean up

Britain has beautiful coastlines, but even the most glorious beaches have been blighted by ocean waste. Help rid Britain’s coastlines of ocean waste by joining in the Great British Clean. Now in its 25th year, Marine Conservation Society’s annual beach clean up takes place across beaches throughout the country from 14-17 September. Some of the best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and … Continue reading Great British Beach Clean: Help rid coastlines of ocean waste by joining in Britain’s biggest beach clean up

Seed Co-Operative Open Day: Get acquainted with the UK’s community-owned seed company

Seed Co-Operative, the UK’s community-owned seed company, is hosting an open day on 15 September giving visitors the opportunity to find out more about the business involved in building a resilient food system. The event, which is held at Seed Co-Operative’s Lincolnshire-based Gosberton Bank Nursery, includes a guided tour of the seed crops being harvested and the seed processing equipment, as well as talks from experts. The … Continue reading Seed Co-Operative Open Day: Get acquainted with the UK’s community-owned seed company

B Creative Festival: Young women’s art fest focuses on what it means to be a woman

B Creative Festival is a fest of “arts activism” – featuring original theatre, dance, spoken word, music, and photography – created and curated by young women for young women. Taking place across venues in Islington from today (Thursday 23 August) through to Friday 24 August, B Creative Festival shares the work of a group of young women, aged 16-25, which focuses on power, strength and what it means … Continue reading B Creative Festival: Young women’s art fest focuses on what it means to be a woman

Paddington Central launch floating market selling local produce on barges

Paddington Central plays host to a floating market, where barges along the Grand Union Canal will open their doors to local vendors selling street food, local produce, seasonal organic produce, as well as live music. The floating market, which runs from 29 August to 2 September, will feature local businesses including Freddie’s Flowers and Clifton Nurseries selling flowers. Lamar Scarves​, Local Honey Man and Sunwar Foods will … Continue reading Paddington Central launch floating market selling local produce on barges

Waste Less, Lunch Free events teaching people how to save money and waste less food in the process

Wise Up To Waste are hosting a series of events – Waste Less, Lunch Free – to show people how they can save money and waste less food in the process. The Waste Less, Lunch Free events take part in each of the north London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest) in August and September. we will deliver seven Waste Less, … Continue reading Waste Less, Lunch Free events teaching people how to save money and waste less food in the process