Sustainability Events in Brum – July 2024

Sustainability Events in Brum – July 2024

Find out what’s on in Birmingham this month!

Kids Foraging Session

Sunday 7th July

A fun and exciting foraging hunt for easy to identify edible and safe herbs & plants for the children to find and learn about the medicinal benefits including recipes and remedies. Suitable for ages 4-12

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Yoga in the Park

Various dates throughout the summer

Yoga Borne are offering a Summer of Yoga in the Park, in collaboration with Cotteridge Park. Yoga is either FREE of charge or donation based, with a % of donations going back into the community. Join Yoga Borne for accessible and inclusive outdoor Yoga in nature! No booking required.

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Wildlife Walks

Various dates

A weekly nature walk around the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site every Wednesday morning! Discover the large diversity of wildlife, including a variety of different birds, butterflies, moths and other insects. Then spend a couple of hours gardening, growing and tending to fruits and vegetables in the community grow space!

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Midlands Energy Pub Quiz

Thursday 11th July

The Birmingham University Energy Systems and Data group is hosting an energy pub quiz for those working on energy or the net-zero transition.

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Nature Tots at EcoPark

Friday 12th July

Hands-on outdoor activities for children themed around wildlife, developing a love of nature and play that can last a lifetime. Nature Tots takes place every Friday morning during term time, whatever the weather, and is open to all preschool children and accompanying adults. 

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Repair Café

Saturday 13th July

The Restart Project are holding a Repair Café as part of the Community Café at St John’s Church, Harborne. The team have skills in repairing household items, appliances and devices of all kinds – including domestic appliances (toasters, vacuum cleaners etc.), but also pretty much anything else you can think of (toys, electronic items, battery-operated clocks, clock radios etc.). Repairs are free of charge, and there will also be tea, cakes and community!

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Green Futures: Mini Planter Workshop

Saturday 13th July

Upcycle and decorate a mini planter using reclaimed wood. Led by Forest School leader Katie Andrews, learn to sow your seeds and grow your own veggies, in MAC’s sunny Garden Studio and Pocket Garden. Suitable for ages 5+.

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Voluntary Litter Pick of the JQ Cemeteries

Saturday 13th July

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and help clean up our beautiful cemeteries in the Jewellery Quarter. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community and make a positive impact on the environment. Equipment is provided, please wear suitable clothing & footwear.

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Cinema Screening of Wilding

Sunday 14th July at 2:30pm & Wednesday 17th July at 8:15pm

Based on Isabella Tree’s best-selling book by the same title, Wilding tells the incredible story of a young couple that bets on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate. They set to work with their groundbreaking vision, battling entrenched tradition and major forces along the way, daring to place the fate of their farm in the hands of nature.

Ripping down the fences, they set the land back to the wild and entrust its recovery to a motley mix of animals both tame and wild. It’s the beginning of a grand experiment that will become one of the most significant rewilding experiments in Europe and beyond.

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Visible Mending & Clothes Swap

Tuesday 16th July

Learn about taking care of our clothes and how our clothes can take care of us. Practice different ways of visibly mending our clothes to extend their lives and create stories of wear and repair. Bring any clothes or fabrics that need mending or practice on the scrap fabrics that will be provided. There will also be a clothes swap to help find new homes for clothes with lots more life in them, but that no longer work for us. Take along any pre-loved clothes to swap with others. No skills needed, just an interest in sewing and learning!

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MAKE IT MEND IT

Tuesday 16th July

Make It Mend It is a monthly drop-in craft and mending café for anyone wanting to learn how to fix, mend, upcycle or repair items and objects. Free materials. Free refreshments. Drop in between 6 pm and 8 pm.

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Climate Café – Repair Café

Sunday 21st July

Extinction Rebellion and Friends of the Earth jointly present Climate Café, a space to learn about environmental issues and solutions to them. Join a different expert every month for tea, coffee, cake, and the opportunity to hear what they have to say for 30 minutes, followed by a chance to stay to chat and share ideas if you would like. This month will be a ‘Repair Café’ – bring your broken tech, electronics, clothes, fabrics, and bicycles for repair!

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Lichfield Vegan Market

Sunday 21st July

If you fancy travelling a bit further afield, The Lichfield Vegan Market is taking place in Lichfield the Market Square. The event will bring together an incredible selection of vegan street food vendors, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, local artists, zero-waste champions + loads more.

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DIY Upcycling Workshop

Friday 26th July

This practical workshop will introduce you to the delights of Frenchic paint, which is a high-quality paint that’s perfect for upcycling or updating your existing furniture, or junk shop finds, giving them a new lease on life! Bring along a small piece of furniture to upcycle, and by the end of the workshop, you will have a uniquely upcycled piece of furniture for your home or garden.

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Energy Café @ York Supplies

Saturday 27th July

ecobirmingham are hosting this Energy Café – making simple changes to the way you use energy can make a big difference to your bills and to your mental health and wellbeing. You could also lower your carbon emissions, helping tackle climate change. Find out how to make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and reduce the impact on the planet. No Booking Required – Just drop by

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