By Farryn Stock|
April 1, 2022|
3 mins read
As Greta Thunberg announces the upcoming release of a “go-to-source” book on the Climate Crisis, we are once again reminded that there is still so much more we can learn about climate change.
In a world that is constantly growing and developing, the possibilities of what we can learn from it are too continuously growing. Being the biophilic individuals that we are, it is in our nature to want to take care of the earth that provides for us, and we can do that by being staying aware and entuned. One of the best ways to do this is by partaking in all that is on offer around you.
Here in London this month, we have some great opportunities to go out and explore deeper into our green world as sustainability and creative arts collide in fashion, photography, and more.
Shopping sustainably and with a budget isn’t always easy. Eco-friendly swaps can be pricey if you’re unsure of where to look or find cheaper alternatives. However, that doesn’t mean that it has to be that way. Sustainable shopping On Budget wants to help all those who wish to lead a greener lifestyle without breaking the bank.
Their workshop day will consist of a talk on ‘simple swaps for low waste living’, a class that will teach you how to make a DIY low-waste grocery bag, and plenty more. With plenty of useful tips and tricks on affordable sustainability, it’s one not to be missed.
Where- University of Westminster Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1B 2HW
Climate change has inevitably been at the forefront of most of our minds over the last year and is the main reason why we are all working so hard to help create a greener planet. However, its sheer magnitude can, unfortunately, lead to confusion and misinformation being spread easily. That’s why Goethe-Institut London has created a workshop dedicated to improving our conversation surrounding climate change.
The workshop is held in groups of 16, no more, to ensure that all participants get a rich and fulfilling experience where they are properly engaged. Based on research from Climate Outreach, there will be a chance to practice techniques of open conversation and come away with buzzing ideas on how we can each talk about climate change.
Where- Goethe-Institut London Library, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London
Join Epanoui Wellness for a vegan beauty experience that will help you to build your understanding and knowledge of clean beauty. Coming together in the vibrant area of Camden, you will learn to make two natural vegan cosmetic products that are free of any nasty chemicals. Proving just how simple it can be to make clean beauty, the workshop will also have a talk on the effects that toxins and parabens have on the body, as well as the planet. If you are looking to take a more organic approach to beauty and help save our planet (and yourself a little money) then take a look.
Where- Selena, 89 Chalk Farm Rd, Camden, NW1 8AR
Vegan and vegetarian speed dating is back with a bang. After such a successful event last time, Original Dating is back with another exciting night of meeting like-minded, positive individuals who are also searching for love. Food is often a big part of a relationship, particularly dating, which can become a little complicated for a vegan. Finding someone who shares similar dietary requirements can make the whole dating experience a lot more relaxing.
During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to meet around fifteen people, giving you plenty of chance to get to know a whole range of characters. Each date will last for roughly 4 minutes so there’s no chance of things getting awkward if they’re not the one for you.
Where- 5 – 7 John Prince’s Street, W1G 0JN
Slow Fashion Community Slow Co will be taking over the upstairs of Boxpark Shoreditch on the 20th for an open panel discussion on the importance of sustainability within fashion. In celebration of Fashion Revolution Week, the brand will be hosting an industry-level panel discussion with fashion experts such as Aja Barber, Sophie Slater, and Ronaé Fagon (founder of Slow Co).
As well as eye-opening talks on sustainability, the purpose of Fashion Revolution, and an in-depth analysis of society’s consumption, there will also be a pre-panel pop-up for all those with tickets. This ticket will additionally give access to a 10% discount for all items.
Capturing the raw beauty in wildlife, the Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition is a chance to witness some of the most phenomenal photography on the planet. Celebrating the world’s best wildlife photography since 1965, this long-standing tradition has taken the world by storm. As each year sees the turnout of more impressive photography than the previous, it is no surprise that this year has some truly remarkable work.
Held at the National History Museum, you will find 100 different stories of a planet and its creatures under pressure. Unable to escape the difficulties that climate change poses, the photographers capture an honest and insightful depiction of what wildlife are living through in today’s age.
Where- The National History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD