Seaside Scavenge: Swap beach trash for pre-loved goods at Cornish beach clean up

Beach cleaners at a Cornish beach will be able to swap trash for pre-loved items donated by the public to help bring the concept of the circular economy to life. The Seaside Scavenge, which takes place on Wednesday 30 May between 10 am and 2pm at Watergate Bay Beach, is the first beach clean to adopt the idea of swapping trash not cash for pre-loved … Continue reading Seaside Scavenge: Swap beach trash for pre-loved goods at Cornish beach clean up

Urban Tree Festival: A weekend of tree-focused guided walks, talks and mindfulness in London

If you are a London dweller, get out in one of the city’s many green spaces this weekend as London celebrates the Urban Tree Festival. The first ever Urban Tree Festival, which runs until 20 May, features a series of guided walks and talks across London. The walks include explorations of urban forests – Peckham, Hampstead and Stoke Newington; a London Woodland Walk through Wimbledon; … Continue reading Urban Tree Festival: A weekend of tree-focused guided walks, talks and mindfulness in London

Timber Festival: Summer festival honours the National Forest, England’s “newest” forest

Timber, an international festival exploring the transformative impact of forests, is making its debut this summer in the heart of the National Forest – the first forest to be created in England in over 1,000 years. The family-friendly festival, which takes place from 6-8 July, will feature music, art, ideas and forest. The weekend event, which honours the forest and celebrates nature, also includes wellbeing sessions … Continue reading Timber Festival: Summer festival honours the National Forest, England’s “newest” forest

Build your own solar charger at Makerversity’s DIY Solar Panel Workshop

Take your DIY a step in the renewable direction, and learn to build your own solar panel from reclaimed materials. Demand Energy Equality will be hosting a DIY Solar Panel Workshop on 2 June at Makerversity, where attendees will be guided through the making process, while exploring the energy challenges the world is currently facing, and what possible solutions might look like. During the workshop, attendees … Continue reading Build your own solar charger at Makerversity’s DIY Solar Panel Workshop

Iconic London club Fabric to host the city’s largest meditation session

London club mecca Fabric may not be the venue you would traditionally associate with relaxation, however it is to play host to London’s largest meditation session for World Meditation Day on 15 May. Organised by author and meditation expert, Will Williams, the one-of-a-kind wellness event will include a guided meditation, food, DJs including Jordan Rakei and B. Traits, and more. The wellbeing event will also … Continue reading Iconic London club Fabric to host the city’s largest meditation session

Free Indoor Gardening Advice with Rootlabs at Mercato Metropolitano

Anyone wanting to create their own indoor garden can head down to London’s Mercato Metropolitano for free advice courtesy of Rootlabs. The Rootlabs team will be hosting free monthly events during May, June and July where prospective indoor gardeners can get advice to make sure they get the most from their space, and the plants they want to grow there. Rootlabs is asking attendees to bring along … Continue reading Free Indoor Gardening Advice with Rootlabs at Mercato Metropolitano

Walk London: Discover London at its finest with more than 40 free guided walking tours

Walking is the best way to get to know a city, and during the weekend of 12 and 13 May, Walk London will be offering ramblers over 40 free guided walking tours of the city. The walks – which include family-friendly, by water, historical and green space walks – offer people the opportunity to soak up the city in all its glory. Animal I-Spy in … Continue reading Walk London: Discover London at its finest with more than 40 free guided walking tours

Floating cinema and meditation space aboard Barge Fiodra

The UK is highly creative with its use of space for events – be they used for film screenings or wellbeing classes. As far as cinemas go, there’s been rooftops and a 50ft deep shaft under the Thames, and now, Cinema Fiodra, a makeshift cinema on board a barge. The travelling barge, Fiodra, operates on the southern British waterways. The fully off-grid 20 seat micro-cinema is specialist when it comes … Continue reading Floating cinema and meditation space aboard Barge Fiodra

The Big Dig: Bringing people together in community gardens ready for the new growing season

The Big Dig, an annual event aimed at getting people to volunteer in their local community garden to get ready for the new growing season, takes place on 21 April. Events will be taking place across London and Durham this year, with the aim of promoting edible gardens and encouraging people to volunteer, Participants can check out the city maps on The Big Dig website to find … Continue reading The Big Dig: Bringing people together in community gardens ready for the new growing season

Old Christmas trees being used to rebuild sand dunes along North Carolina coastline

Christmas trees, following their use over the holiday season, are being put to good use in restoring sand dunes on Carolina Beach in North Carolina. Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation is teaming up with the town of Carolina Beach to offer a unique and earth-friendly way to dispose of old Christmas trees to protect the shoreline. For the fifth year running, the Surfrider Foundation will host the Christmas Tree … Continue reading Old Christmas trees being used to rebuild sand dunes along North Carolina coastline