Join Climate Conversations for our second event on June 18th – a screening of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything at the University of Southampton. There will be stalls, food and drink, and a chance to discuss the film afterwards. Not to mention free tickets. Watch this space for more details!
Air quality was very much on the agenda in April with the launch of Clean Air Southampton (our local campaign group on air quality) and the announcement of the City Council’s Clean Air Strategy. What do you think about the plans for a Clean Air Zone in the city? Is it the way to tackle our dirty air?
In May and June the focus shifts a little to the kinds of things that we can do to improve the air we breathe – such as walking to school and cycling around the city, but also letting the powers that be know how infrastructure for these could be improved. There’s also some great entertainment to be had with EarthFest, Pint of Science and EnviroRock. Enjoy!
16th-20th May – Walk to School Week – Join over a million pupils and their families to celebrate walking to school. A PowerPoint presentation for use in assemblies on walking to school, plus some reward badges for pupils are available from Hazel Agombar at Southampton City Council.
17th May – Happy Shoesday
18th May – 2 talks showcasing clean carbon research, Building 58/1067, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, 3-5pm
19th May – Wildlife for Groovy Growers – A talk and Q&A with the Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust at The Art House, 7pm
22nd May – EarthFest at Minstead Study Centre, 10am-6pm
22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity
22nd May – The Past, Present and Future of Climate Change, a talk by Jane Altounyan, Southampton City Council. Part of the ‘Climate Change: What Can I Do?’ series of talks. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Portswood Road, SO17 3SB, 3pm. The Justice and Peace Group is organising five meetings, led by local people, who are already active in addressing these challenges. They will outline how ordinary people can contribute towards a more sustainable future.
23rd May – Deadline to respond to the Department of Transport consultation on Walking and Cycling
24th May – Pint of Science, Sticky Behaviours – Unpicking Global Warming, Brewhouse & Kitchen, 47 Highfield Lane, SO17 1QD 7pm
26th May – Southampton Green Drinks at The Art House
30th May – EnviroRock and Clothes Swap at The Hobbit
31st May – Southampton City Council Cycle Forum, Committee Room 1, Civic Centre, 7pm. If you would like to attend, please get in touch with Dale Bostock at Southampton City Council.
5th June – World Environment Day – this year’s theme is ‘Zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade’
5th June – Transition Town talk, Clare Diaper, co-Chair of Transition Southampton. Part of the ‘Climate Change: What Can I Do?’ series of talks. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Portswood Road, SO17 3SB, 3pm
12th June – Sky Ride, A traffic-free bike ride in Southampton, 11am
12th June – Sustainable Local Transport talk, led by Megan Streb, Smarter Choices Co-ordinator, South Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustrans. Part of the ‘Climate Change: What Can I Do?’ series of talks. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Portswood Road, SO17 3SB, 3pm
15th June – Around the world in 80 plants with Stephen Barstow – A Groovy Growers event at The Art House 6-9pm. If you are interested in foraging for edible plants and wild food, this is a unique opportunity to hear a talk by a world expert on the subject, Stephen Barstow! Tickets £5 in advance