By Farryn Stock|
June 28, 2022|
3 mins read
This month up and down the country we will be celebrating Plastic Free July. An initiative started up by the Plastic Free Foundation to work towards a future where plastic is obsolete, this month is an opportunity for people to ease into more sustainable living.
As this can sometimes be an overwhelming prospect, we want to help by providing you with different activities that could help further understand the world we live in and what we can all be doing to take care of it. With that in mind, there are plenty of opportunities during July to learn and grow in sustainable practices. From plastic-free business discussions to interactive exhibitions at the Barbican, there is always something on offer to help us become the best eco-conscious individuals we can be.
Wildlife can sometimes feel a million miles away from London’s cobbled streets and high-rise buildings but finding ways to reconnect with it are so important. Recent studies have proven that being in nature can improve our mental health and wellbeing, as well as giving us a greater understanding of the world’s creatures.
Wild for wildlife has come to Bishops Park to bring us the chance to engage with local and national organisations to learn how we can all help protect our local wildlife. There will be a range of activities on offer all day including a Butterfly Walk and a kid’s activity with nature’ with Sustainability Champions. A fun day for all the family.
For more information visit- https://allevents.in/london/wild-for-wildlife-bishops-park/10000366945372487
Plastic Free Peckham has teamed up with GoodGym Southwark to celebrate Plastic Free July in their summer solstice group run. The event will be a combination of a group run and a clean-up competition, however, if you would prefer to opt-out of the run this is also possible. The run is open to all abilities, championing anyone who wishes to take part. It is a steady 1k to the grounds where the litter picking competition will be held and then roughly another 1k in the park and 1k back to the starting point.
To finish off the energetic event, there will be an impressive social which all are welcome to join, at Bussey Building Rooftop in Peckham.
For businesses across London or those thinking of starting up a new business, we have the perfect event for you. Yet again, in the spirit of Plastic Free July Wandsworth council will be hosting an event for all to learn about the importance of turning away from plastic use.
Hosts will be an accumulation of local businesses who have made the pledge to reduce or completely remove their own plastic usage to become more sustainable and economical. Michelle Urvall- Ashraf Sustainability Manager at Oxwash will be joined by Marie Callan, Founder, and CEO of URBAG, and Francesca O’Connor – Global Head of Brand for Milk and Honey. To hear from these inspiring women and take part in the event, register here.
For more information visit – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandsworth-businesses-event-plastic-free-july-tickets-339046405927
Why not take a trip to Goldsmiths University to learn all about how sustainable practices can be formed through art expression. Taking awareness of the desperation that we face in climate change, speakers will be highlighting how they have chosen to practice their art ecologically through friendly art activism and restructuring art education.
The event will be run by art professors and professionals who have dedicated their works to understanding the connection between ecology and art. An enlightening and deeply insightful experience for anyone who wishes to join.
For more information visit- https://allevents.in/london/cal-ecologies-in-practice-symposium/10000367367164077
Sitting under a large oak tree and sketching your surroundings has always seemed like an idyllic activity, particularly if you’re from London. Being close to nature and actually taking the time to disconnect from the constant upkeep of emails and social media can be fantastic for the soul and for nature itself.
So, why not join expert artist Sharon Drew for a 2-hour session in the woodland of St-Peter-in-the-Forest, completing observational drawings on the natural beauty that surrounds you. All materials are provided, and freedom of expression is encouraged for anyone who wishes to take an abstract approach to their artwork.
For more information visit- https://allevents.in/london/green-sketching-with-sharon-drew-summer/10000338968021477
To truly care for the planet we live on, we must first try to really understand it. Come together at the Barbican this summer for a truly spectacular immersive experience that will bring a new look at the delicate world in which we live in. Featuring works from 18 international artists, there will be a range of sculptures, interactive film, and a whole array of perspectives that we rarely get to see.
A chance to unlock a connection to the parts of our ecosystem that we are often detached from such as bugs, soil, and the millions of layers that make up an Amazonian tree. This is a moment not to be missed.
For more information visit- https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/our-time-on-earth