Tickets are available for our free screening of the Naomi Klein documentary This Changes Everything at the University of Southampton, Saturday 18th June, 5pm – 9pm. There will be a post-film discussion and the opportunity to continue the conversation with complementary food and drink amongst the stalls in the foyer.
Register for your free ticket here: http://bit.do/ThisChangesEverything
In May, Climate Conversations published news of the University of Southampton’s divestment from fossil fuels. Congratulations to the Invest Positive team for all its hard work. Our article was also picked up by The Guardian and The Independent, but you read it here first!
Professor Ian Williams has stated that annual deaths from air pollution in the city could hit 200 – almost double official estimates. You can also read his explanation on how he reached this new figure and join in the conversation about air quality in Southampton.
And now that the sun is shining it’s time to get out into the garden! Jenny Barnes shares some ideas on how to prevent climate change in your own back yard. This is part of our series on sustainable food.
8th June – Introduction to Campaigning Workshop. 10am-5pm – Building 1000, Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth PO6 3EN.
9th June – Southampton in Conversation, A Culture City Fringe event with Dangerous Ideas Southampton. 7pm at The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW
11th-19th June – National Bike Week. As part of this, Southampton Cycling Campaign is organising a number of rides. More informatioin available here.
12th June – Sky Ride, A traffic-free bike ride in Southampton, 11am
14th June – Sustainably Engineered Wooden Bikes, a talk by Nick Coates, BEAMZ
Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Rd (off London Rd), 7.30pm
BEAMZ is a social enterprise based in Scholing, which is developing the technology and craft to make high-performance bicycles out of locally grown Birch-wood poles.
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
18th June – Working Together – Making Change conference. 10am-3.30pm at Millbrook Christian Centre. Email Sara Rinaldi for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
19th June – Clothes Swap at The Talking Heads, 1pm-5pm
Other projects and news
There is a petition to get Southampton Council Planning Department to consult with sustainable transport organisations when considering new developments.
An MSc student at the University of Southampton is doing a Research project into textile waste, what motivates people into buying clothes and the pathways they use when they dispose of them. There is a questionnaire on the subject here.
And finally, Southampton City Council is running a competition to encourage children to think about air pollution. Create a song or a rap about air quality and win great prizes!!
This Changes Everything poster designed by Anthony Nicholls