Here are some of the events taking place during September to celebrate Zero Waste Week!
To launch Zero Waste Week online, I’ll be co-hosting the popular #EthicalHour tweetchat with founder, Sian Conway.
Join us on Monday 3rd September between 8-9pm, using the hashtags #ZeroWasteWeek and #EthicalHour
Film screenings and workshops
If you haven’t watched ‘Trashed’ – the award-winning documentary with yours truly and Jeremy Irons, then don’t miss these opportunities! You can also attend workshops to make your own laundry liquid, dish detergent and kitchen wipes at Ann Arbor Cohousing!
There’s a free coffee morning for Zero Waste at the American club, Jakarta on Tuesday, 4th September from 10 am-12noon. It’s a great way to discuss the concept of a zero waste lifestyle and hear about products and tips to help you. Reserve your seat by emailing [email protected] so they can put you on their guest list for the American Club.
Adventures in Zero Waste at Future Rocks
On Sept 5th, join FuturePlanet in Shoreditch at their “Sustainable Living Adventures in Zero Waste!” event.
Themes such as unpackaged, zero waste, transparency, collaboration and the circular economy are grasping the narrative. In this event, they’ll bring together pioneers to share their stories. Be Inspired, Empowered and Connect with others. Find out more and get your ticket here.
Zero Waste Week Finale Market!
The organisers of Zero Waste life – London Meetup Group are running a series of events throughout Zero Waste Week and wrapping up with a Zero Waste Week Finale Market on Saturday 8th September where you can meet stallholders, attend free talks and take your unloved clothes for a swap event.
Food waste dinners
Slow Food Birmingham are taking over the kitchens at 1000 Trades during Zero Waste Week and hosting dinners designed to make us consider that 1/3 of food produced ends up wasted. Join them for a week of supper that will include creative adaptions of our most often wasted food – bread, to foraged and surplus food as they prompt you to rethink the way you cook.
GO! Organic takes place 8-9 September in Battersea Park.
Among lots of amazing organic food, you can hear talks from gardeners and environmental campaigners and Pebble magazine will be there running a pop up plastic free shop.
PLUS…pebble will be running a pop up plastic free shop! Get your tickets to GO! Organic here! And get 20% off tickets by using the code ‘PEBBLE20’
RIG Arts is a socially engaged arts charity that brings professional artists and the community together in a collaborative and creative way using art, film, media and animation. During Zero Waste Week they’re hosting a range of workshops from clock making to eco dyeing.
In case you aren’t free on Monday night, I’ll be hosting another tweet chat on Wednesday 5th September. Dana runs a new tweetchat called #ZeroWasteHour and we’ll be sharing hints, tips and ideas to help businesses reduce their waste and help their consumers engage in the conversation. Join us with the hashtags #ZeroWasteWeek and #ZeroWasteHour on Wednesday 9-10pm BST
Zero Waste fair
High Wycombe Sling and Nappy Library are hosting a Zero Waste fair at the Wrights Meadow Centre in Wycombe Marsh. Discover reusable sanitary products, information on composting and growing your own and you’ll be able to purchase reusable sandwich bags and straws as an alternative to single use plastics.
Cloth nappy and wipe talks
Two talks on cloth nappies and wipes are available. The first at Downley Community Centre on September 4 from 9.30am. The other at Wycombe Museum on September 7 from 10.45am until 11.45am.
Feeling powerless as a consumer? Then this event is for you! On Sept 15th, GreenPeace are holding their ‘Shoppers Revolt’ in a bid to tell supermarkets to ditch pointless plastic packaging. You can join in at the checkout or online. Full details here.
Polly is hosting a free webinar On Saturday September 8th at 7pm to help you create good Zero Waste habits. You’ll learn about popular zero waste misconceptions, 5 actionable steps to help set goals and there will be time for a Q&A session at the end. Register your interest here.
Great British Beach Clean
14th-17th September is MSC’s Great British Beach Clean. Almost 7,000 people took part in the September 2017 Great British Beach Clean at 339 beaches. Help them make 2018 even bigger. Find events or become an organiser here.
No Planet B Festival
Takes place just after Zero Waste Week. Details to be confirmed.
Vegan, Zero Waste Market
On 29th September, Zero Mkt London are holding London’s first ever vegan zero waste market at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington). Everything will be edible, reusable, recyclable or compostable. There will be an array of stalls to explore, ranging from vegan food and drink, eco lifestyle products, and sustainable clothing items.
Surplus food will be donated to London’s homeless community and any profit will be donated to Animal Equality. Visit EventBrite to buy your ticket.
Plastic free food – for free!
Abundance York will be making sure unwanted apples, pears and plums are distributed to local people, charities or community groups. They respond to the harvest time and requests to pick people’s trees. The project is primarily active from Sept-Nov picking, and they distribute apples until Feb if they have stocks.
More info here.
LifeStyle Movement Conference and AGM
21 – 23 September 2018, at the Bamford Quaker Community, Derbyshire.
With the theme “Making Our Consumption Sustainable”, join the Lifestyle Movement for a weekend of inspiring presentations and the opportunity to meet like-minded people.
contact the lifestyle movement for details and to book your place.