The Race Is On
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The Race Is On

  Please join us on 16th Novermber for a very special preview of The Race is On. This Southampton-produced documentary feature emphasises the seriousness of the climate change threat, but also shows us how we can avoid its most dangerous consequences. Presented by University of Southampton academic Dr James Dyke the film features contributions from … Continue reading

Let’s work together – collective action for cleaner air
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Let’s work together – collective action for cleaner air

Everyone must shoulder the responsibility for achieving clean air – this was the key message from last week’s air quality workshop at the University of Southampton. Academics, council officers, industry representatives and campaigners came together to discuss solutions to the crisis of polluted air in our city. We need to develop a long-term vision, for … Continue reading

Together in electric dreams
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Together in electric dreams

Lightbulb moment Zero emission vehicles will be in the limelight on 15th June as part of the first National Clean Air Day being celebrated in the city. The bright sparks at The Environment Centre, Transition Southampton and Southampton City Council will be organising activities around the Bargate to raise awareness of pollution-free transport and ways … Continue reading

What has NASA ever done for us?
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What has NASA ever done for us?

On Thursday 12th January Dr Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will be giving a talk on climate science at the University of Southampton. He will argue that despite increased certainty that humans are responsible for recent global warming, avoiding the worst impacts requires a much deeper connection between policy-making … Continue reading

Can the Port of Southampton weather the coming storms of climate change?
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Can the Port of Southampton weather the coming storms of climate change?

From exporting wool to importing iPads, the Port of Southampton has been central to the region’s economy for over a thousand years. Will future climate change impacts threaten this long maritime history? The port employs 15,000 people and has a turnover of £700 million per year More extreme weather events can mean damage and closures … Continue reading

Let’s take a step towards cleaner air in Southampton
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Let’s take a step towards cleaner air in Southampton

Professor Ian Williams discusses Southampton’s struggle to improve local air quality Professor Ian Williams, Centre for Environmental Science, University of Southampton idw@soton.ac.uk, @EnviroTaff Every year in the UK it is estimated that 29,000 premature deaths are caused by poor air quality. Approximately 6% of all mortalities in Southampton have been attributed to air pollution – … 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