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On the bright side: Why I’ve just installed solar panels (and bucked the trend!)
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On the bright side: Why I’ve just installed solar panels (and bucked the trend!)

I’ll start with the bad news… At the end of October last year, the government announced a massive 65% reduction to the Feed-in Tariff – a subsidy aimed at encouraging the growth of renewable energy. The industry asked for the cut to be implemented over a longer-term so they could plan accordingly, and a consultation … Continue reading

The best thing since sliced bread – A Sustainable Food Partnership for Southampton
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The best thing since sliced bread – A Sustainable Food Partnership for Southampton

  A Sustainable Food Partnership for Southampton – the organisers must be the toast of the town! Well it’s been a great month all round for advocates of sustainable food in the city. Dangerous Ideas ran an inspiring event on Food Justice which led to the beginnings of the Southampton Sustainable Food Partnership (SSFP). It’s … Continue reading

SanEco sustainability conference
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SanEco sustainability conference

We are spoilt for choice with student-run sustainability conferences in Southampton! This weekend the SanEco conference will feature academics, business leaders, government representatives and NGOs, all talking about sustainability. The event will take place on Saturday 5th March, 10am-4pm in the Nightingale Building, University of Southampton. Buy your tickets here!  Every ticket comes with a … Continue reading

Put (a) Spring in your step – Upcoming events in March
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Put (a) Spring in your step – Upcoming events in March

February was another busy month for eco events across the city, with the University Sustainability Festival, Southampton Seed Swap and Buy Social Buy Local Day all providing great opportunities to talk about sustainability within our city. Details on upcoming events in March and beyond can be found below – we have lots of food-related activities … Continue reading

Seeds of Change
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Seeds of Change

On Sunday 21st February gardeners across Southampton will be coming together to help protect biodiversity and tackle climate change. The event? The 9th annual Southampton Seed Swap! (157-187 Above Bar St, SO14 7NN). Got green fingers, want to try a growing a new kind of vegetable or just want to meet kindred spirits? Come along … Continue reading

Green Drinks, Green Food, Greenpeace – upcoming events in February
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Green Drinks, Green Food, Greenpeace – upcoming events in February

We kicked off 2016 with 3 great events relating to sustainability and community action – the second Researchers’ Café on Climate Conversations, an evening focusing on using film and web for community action, and the first Southampton Green Drinks of the year. Inspiring speakers and interesting discussions! And there is so much happening in the … Continue reading

Researchers’ Café (Jan 2016) – Climate Conversations Part 2
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Researchers’ Café (Jan 2016) – Climate Conversations Part 2

By Dr Tony Curran, University of Southampton On Friday 22 January 2016 the Researchers’ Café ran part two of its Climate Conversations themed series connected to the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) and the wider efforts in Southampton to raise awareness and drive action in the city. Part one was held in December and is … Continue reading

Planting New Ideas – upcoming events in Jan/Feb 2016
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Planting New Ideas – upcoming events in Jan/Feb 2016

Happy New Year to everyone! At the end of 2015 momentum started building in Southampton for action on climate change – there was the first Southampton Climate Conversations event, the Southampton People’s Climate Change Demonstration and the Researchers Café on climate change. This year we are looking forward to working with and inspiring more people … Continue reading

Researchers’ Café (Dec 2015) – Climate Conversations
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Researchers’ Café (Dec 2015) – Climate Conversations

By Dr Tony Curran, University of Southampton The University of Southampton’s Researchers’ Café held a Climate Conversations special event at Mettricks Tea and Coffee House on 4 December. Organiser Dr Tony Curran set the scene by linking the event to the Southampton Climate Change Conversations evening run by Dr James Dyke on 27 November, which was … Continue reading

We care about climate change
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We care about climate change

On Sunday 29th November 2015, hundreds of Southampton residents joined with hundreds of thousands of people across the globe to show their support for climate action. The Southampton People’s Climate Demonstration took place in Guildhall Square with inspiring speeches, rousing music, street theatre and stalls. Many thanks to the amazing Jenny Barnes who organised the … Continue reading