By Farryn Stock|
January 25, 2022|
3 mins read
A new year, a fresh start, and a fantastic time to dive into the wonderful world of sustainability. With the month of love fast approaching, why not take the time to find out how we can show a little more love to our planet.
An exciting month in the world of sustainability, February will see talks and presentations from some of our greatest minds in ecology. Luckily for us, many of these are open to the public, so if you were ever looking for insight into the ways in which we can all help tackle the climate emergency then look no further.
Here are Wearth’s top picks for sustainability events in London this month:
Coming to Wimbledon this month is Green Coffee, a meet-up of eco-conscious and sustainably curious individuals. Looking to make a difference within the local community, Sustainable Merton has channelled their efforts into creating an open space for people within the area to come together and see what can be done to make southwest London a greener place.
This doesn’t mean however that the event is restricted to those who live in Merton only. For those looking for inspiration in how they too can improve the local area they live in, this coffee morning will be buzzing with ideas and helping hands that can steer you in the right direction.
For more information visit – https://www.sustainablemerton.org/events-1/green-coffee-43
Where- 33 Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NE
Wellness and life prosperity are something that we have grown aware of over the last few years. A $1.5 trillion dollar industry, the secret to living as happy a life as possible has become something that we have all been searching for. Well, have you ever considered that the answer could be inside our ecosystem?
Robert Costanza (Professor of Ecological Economics at UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) will hold a talk about how to understand the connections between our ecosystem and human well-being. The talk will unpack the intertwining of human capital, social capital, and ecosystem services and how sustainability and wellness are connected more than we think.
For more information visit- https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/igp/events/2022/feb/natural-capital-ecosystem-services-and-sustainable-wellbeing
Where- Online, register here
In the home of horticultural beauty in London, there will be a display of the “incredible biodiversity of Central America”. The new display that will be available in the Princess of Wales Conservatory brings together all of the vibrant colours that make up 6% of the world’s fauna and flora species.
A mesmerising exhibition will transport you to the sun-soaked land of Costa Rica. With its effervescent culture and diverse wildlife, the conservatory will be filled with installations of Costa Rican monkeys, birds, and sea turtles to name a few. The display will feature works from Costa Rican artist Dino Urpí, exploring the magnificence of the natural world and all that it has to offer.
For more information visit- https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/kew-orchid-festival
Where- Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE
Looking to reinvent your wardrobe but don’t want to add to the growing overconsumption of the fashion industry? We have a solution for you. Fabrications are bringing all Londoners the opportunity to learn how to take pre-loved items and turn them into stylish patchwork sweatshirts.
Join Barley Massey, a sustainable living enthusiast and the owner of Fabrication for a workshop that will get your creative juices flowing and your ecological hearts glowing. The class focuses on the ‘Zero-Waste Sewing’ philosophy, which reuses old or unwanted garments to create new, beautiful clothes that keep their lifespan going.
For more information visit- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-own-zero-waste-sweatshirt-tickets-220906907507
Where- FABRICATIONS, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, London, E8 4PH
Gresham College brings us a series of explorations into the natural world and how it has progressed. Covering topics from human exploitation of the planet to the adaptation of the coral reef, no stone is left unturned. However, the two we chose to specifically highlight in our sustainability events of the month are ‘Exploring The Deep Sea’ and ‘Coral Reefs In A Warming World’.
These two fascinating talks focus on the big questions we all would like to know the answer to on Earth’s biggest mystery – the deep sea. As vast as it is enigmatic there is so much of the sea that we are yet to understand and that may make it the most difficult part to look after for a sustainable planet.
Marine Biology and Oceanology Professor Kerry Howell, and Marine Ecology Professor Nick Graham try to help us make sense of life beyond land and explain how it is such an intrinsic part of our future to sustainability.
For more information visit- https://www.gresham.ac.uk/series/natural-world/
Where- Register Online or Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London, EC1N 2HH
Last but certainly not least of the month is the 2022 Sustainability Live event. Some of the biggest names in the business will be coming together at the end of this month to discuss leading ways to implement ESG Strategies to make sure that companies are all doing their part to keep global warming 1.5-degree limit.
Inspirational discussions will be held over the course of the two days, with over 60 speakers all trying to pioneer a greener future for the business world. The event will be held in the grandiose building of Tobacco Dock giving the opportunity to host over 500 attendees plus the many more who can also join virtually.
For more information visit- https://sustainability-live.com/venue/
Where- Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London E1W 2SF