8th - 16th October 2016

Find out what's on in Southampton's first sustainability Week

We are really excited about Southampton's first sustainability week and have some great events lined up for you. Have a look to see what's on and hope to see you at an event soon!

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Southampton Sustainability Week Event Listings

Led cycle ride

Date: 1/10/2016

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Location: Ship Inn, Redbridge

An easy-paced road ride to Beaulieu for tea.

Sustainability Lunch

Date: 1/10/2016

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Location: Highfield Church

Tasty sustainable lunch, drinks and guest speakers delving into food waste, energy storage and personal carbon footprints.

Documentary Evening

Date: 6/10/2016

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A documentary with an environmental theme. Will be voted for on the day!

Day Cycle Ride

Date: 8/10/2016

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Location: North Baddesley

A moderate-paced cycle ride to King's Somborne

Electric boat trips

Date: 8/10/16

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Location: See tickets

Join us for a trip out on the River Itchen and learn about the technology that can revolutionise water transportation, which is being developed here in Southampton.

Is the Earth Alive?

Date: 8/10/16

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Location: Art House Cafe

We are happy to invite Dr Jake Snaddon, an ecology researcher (studying organisms and the ecosystem they inhabit), to address the question "Is the Earth alive?"

Playing with Nature's Colours Ecoprinting

Date: 8/10/2016

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Location: Southampton City Art Gallery

An exciting opportunity to create a beautiful silk scarf using the colours of Nature.

Climate change - our hopes and fears

Date: 8/10/2016

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Location: St Edmunds Church Hall

An opportunity to listen and be heard on the subject of climate change.

Let's Cook Vegan

Date: 8/10/2016

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Location: Minstead Study Centre

Sold out!

Day cycle ride to Bournemouth

Date: 9/10/2016

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Location: Redbridge Flyover

A faster ride to Bournemouth Airport for lunch

Electric boat trips

Date: 9/10/16

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Location: See tickets

Join us for a trip out on the River Itchen and learn about the technology that can revolutionise water transportation, which is being developed here in Southampton.

Film Screening - Bicycle: A Great British Movement

Date: 9/10/2016

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Location: The Art House

A documentary on the joy and history of cycling in Great Britain, plus a talk and demonstration from Nick Coates of Beamz bikes, where coppice wood poles are turned into high performance bikes.

Half-day cycle ride

Date: 9/10/2016

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Location: North Baddesley

A moderate-paced half-day road cycle ride.

The Burger Apocalypse with Tony Curran

Date: 10/08/16

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Location: Mettricks

This entertaining and highly participative show explains how you can cut your food carbon footprint and reduce food waste.

Improving Southampton's Environment

Date: 10/10/16

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Location: Notes café

This panel discussion assembles a diverse panel of individuals to discuss how Southampton could become cleaner and greener.

Food Co-Ops – Cutting Out ‘The Middleman’

Date: 11/10/2016

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Location: Mettricks Guildhall

A short talk on setting up food co-ops or buying groups, their cost savings and environmental benefits.

The Route to Sustainable Shipping

Date: 12/10/16

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Location: Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton

An academic and industry event exploring the challenges faced by the maritime industry in becoming more sustainable.

100% Renewable Energy IS Possible

Date: 11/10/16

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Location: Butcher's Hook Alehouse

Mark Hancock, who has worked in renewable energy for 35 years will share his knowledge and enthusiasm in this engaging talk.

How do we improve our recycling system? Lessons from drinking German Beer!

Date: 12/10/16

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Location: Building 58/Room 1045, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Germany is well past the 2030 recycling target of 65%. How did they do it, and can the UK do the same?

"Cheesy" Vegan Cooking Demonstration

Date: 13/10/2016

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Location: Notes Cafe

Sold out!

Sustainability-themed Researcher’s Café

Date: 14/10/16

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Location: Mettricks Old Town

An opportunity to hear about the latest research into sustainability, direct from researchers, in a relaxed sociable setting.

Renewable Energy; Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How?

Date: 13/10/16

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Location: Notes Café

An in-depth on all forms of renewable energy, followed by a Q&A session.

Hike in Hampshire

Date: 15/10/16

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Location: Meeting at Highfield Campus Interchange

A wonderfully wild walk with a talk and species identification.

Solar Farm Tour

Date: 15/10/2016

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Location: West Solent Solar Farm

This community-owned solar farm can produce enough electricity to supply about 650 local homes!

Cycle Ride to Meonstoke

Date: 15/10/16

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Location: Chandlers Ford Railway Station

A moderate-paced 45-mile bike ride

Cupcake Face Mask Making Sessions

Date: 15/10/16

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Location: Lush, 12 East Bargate Street, Southampton SO14 2DJ

Learn how to make face masks with all-natural ingredients.

Every option except Hinkley C

Date: 15/10/16

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Location: Notes Cafe

Why we will never need another nuclear power plant like Hinkley Point C.

Are insects our future food source?

Date: 15/10/16

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Location: The Bookshop Alehouse, 21 Portswood Road, SO17 2ES

A discussion about eating insects and a chance to try some tasty insect snacks!

Superhome Energy Efficient Home Tour

Date: 15/10/2016

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Location: Hilldown Road

A visit to a 'superhome', which has been refurbished and refitted to a very high standard of energy efficiency. An inspiration to the rest of us!

Day cycle ride to Holt

Date: 16/10/16

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Location: Redbridge Flyover

A moderate-paced cycle ride, with stops for tea and coffee.

Butterball bath-bomb making sessions

Date: 16/10/16

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Location: Lush, 12 East Bargate Street, Southampton, SO14 2DJ

Learn how to make this bath bomb, for delicious-looking skin!

Litter Pick, Cake & Climate Change Chat

Date: 16/10/2016

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Location: St Lukes Church, Hedge End

Join us for a litter-pick, followed by cake and a chat about climate change.

Beach Clean

Date: 16/10/2016

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Location: Near the Pitch and Putt Course, Weston Parade, Weston Shore, Southampton.

Join us for an Autumn beach clean and litter-pick.

Woolston to Bursledon Cycle Ride

Date: 16/10/16

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Location: Woolston Station

A sociable, easy paced ride.

Cargo & trailer bike meet

Date: 16/10/2016

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Location: Play Park, Southampton Common

A chance to meet up with people who carry large loads on their bicycle or trailer.

Fungi Foray

Date: 15/10/16

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Location: Southampton Common

Find and identify a range of fungi on Southampton Common.

Film screening – Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

Date: 16/10/16

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Location: The Art House

Introducing permaculture, a design system based on earth care, people care and fair share. Plus talks from local people using permaculture techniques.