By Farryn Stock|
October 14, 2021|
3 mins read
As one of the greenest cities in the world, London is often developing new ways to evolve its sustainability understanding. Thanks to the power of social media, online journalism, and even TV (all hail the almighty David Attenborough) we are now more aware of climate change than we have ever been before. Information is in abundance for us, and with that comes a desire to learn more and help save our planet. Luckily for us Londoners, there is an array of talks and events readily available at our doorstep, to keep us informed.
Visiting your local events is a great way to get involved within the sustainable community and connect with like-minded individuals who seek change in the society we live in. From inspirational ecological talks to visual earth installations, here are some of the exciting and enlightening events coming up this month in London to keep an eye out for:
Source: Nature Conservation Lewisham
Rethink your weekend plans because this Friday the London Wildlife Trust will be holding a Green Jobs Fair, for all those who are looking to pursue a career in the green sector. Aimed at 16–25-year-olds, the job fair is there to aid those who have a passion for all things ecology.
We only have to look at the likes of Greta Thunberg to understand how a young generation is tuning in to the world around them. With a necessity for young generations to be more environmentally responsible, an optimistic 74% of Gen Z’s stated that they have made major changes within the last year to be more sustainable in the way they live.
The London Wildlife Trust wants to nurture that awareness and offer young, diverse individuals the opportunity to explore the different career paths available to them. During the course of the day, the Green Jobs Fair will offer speed meets with potential employers. There will also be 1-2-1 meetings with careers advisors to help polish CVs and cover letters, and the chance to partake in a series of activities such as learning about practical nature conservation. The fair is completely free to attend, as it is funded by The Wildlife Trust.
For more information visit- https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/green-jobs-fair
When: Friday 15th October, 3-7.30pm
Where: Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve, 2 Forest Rd, London N17 9NH.
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Sunday fun-day is in full swing this week as EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) holds a music blowout, climate conference. What is a music blowout, climate conference you ask? This day brought to you by Adapt, Music Declares, and Birds On The Wire, is a jam-packed climate festival.
Music has always been a means of expression and a way for communities to reflect and understand current affairs. Today that is no different. With music undoubtedly bringing people together, there seems no better cause to do that for than the issue of climate change.
The conference itself is free and will see industry professionals and societal leaders join forces to discuss the climate emergency we face, and what each of us can do to make a difference post-pandemic. Fear not, however, the gravity of this conference is lifted with a song and dance and possibly even a few drinks. Live music will be performed by artists supporting the action on climate change, so don’t forget your dancing shoes.
For more information visit- https://earthackney.co.uk/events/climate-music-blowout-17-10-2021/
When: Sunday 17th October 2021
Where: EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 8BH
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Parkside and Strata Tiles have come together to hold a night of sustainability talks with industry professionals here in London. For those interested in circular design and the ground-breaking ways that construction can now be done sustainably, this event will enlighten your minds on the evolving methods that can be used to create a sustainable home.
The event is in support of Parkside and Strata Tiles’ collaboration with World Land Trust and their 40 for 40 initiative. As tile makers, the companies have dedicated themselves to enhancing their sustainability outreach. To do this the explained:
“For every square metre of tiles with over 40 per cent recycled content purchased from our commercial businesses, we will donate 40 pence to World Land Trust, through the conservation charity’s Buy an Acre programme that preserves crucial natural habitats.”
By attending the event, you will gain insight into the ways in which we can all be implementing greener designs into our homes and company buildings.
For more information visit- https://www.parkside.co.uk/festival-of-sustainability
When: Wednesday 27th October 2021 6 pm- 10 pm
Where: Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
29th October- Tate Modern Late: Climate Emergency
Image Source: Tate Modern
At Tate Modern Late, art meets climate conversation in an evening of exhibitions, discussions, and food and drink pop-ups. Held at the Tate Modern in London, this event is all about bringing together a community of those who want to gain an understanding of how we can all make a difference to better our lives through sustainable changes.
The Climate Emergency has a programme itinerary that will immerse you in climate activism through body, mind and spirit. One of the features of the night is a video installation by Emilija Škarnulytė, which delves into the depths of life beyond what we see possible and gives insight into ‘contemporary scientific conditions and technologies related to deep-sea mining and ocean mapping.’ There are various installations and eco-art chats with environmental specialists to enjoy during the evening, along with a food and drinks taster and more. Most of the events within Climate Emergency night are free to attend, but tickets are required for entry.
For more information visit- https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/402688688176973/
When: Friday 29th October 2021 6pm- 10pm
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG