29/09/2016

What’s On

There are lots of fantastic environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering on conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. Please see this page for information on the different types/descriptions of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. Friendly Parks for All, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Oct
18
Wed
Fungi Walk along the River Crane with FORCE
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come along to the Shot Tower beside the River Crane for a fun morning looking for mushrooms and fungi. This is a morning specifically to enjoy and learn about fungi from expert Andy Overall along the river banks and fallen wood of the surrounding area. Any fungi found are left in their location during the walk.

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. This is a free event but booking is essential.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Oct
21
Sat
WALK: Introduction to Fungi. Friends of Barnes Common
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This walk led by expert Mark Spence is an introduction to the fascinating and diverse world of fungi to explore their role in the environment and address some basic identification tips necessary when learning their identities. Please note: the walk will not address culinary interests and is NOT a foraging activity.

Places MUST be booked in advance by contacting the email given above

Oct
24
Tue
TALK: Future of Solar, Richmond
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join PEP (Politics, Environment, People) in an insight by SoGoSolar founder Ben Saunders, who has over 20 years experience in the environmental sector and is responsible for the overall direction and growth of the business.

How has solar been effected by the government cut to the Feed-In-Tariff(FIT).
Will it mean an end to solar as domestic and commercial viable renewable source of energy.
Will Solar energy beomce too expensive for most people?
Is Britain really sunny enough for solar?
Will it only work when the sun is shining?
And with seamless integrated solar roof tiles, energy storage batteries and solar driven cars mean have we just seen the start of an energy revolution?

Doors open at 7pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm

Nov
20
Mon
TALK:Think you know how money works? Think again! Richmond
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our current financial system has left us with the highest personal debt in history, unaffordable housing, worsening inequality, high unemployment and banks that are subsidised and underwritten with taxpayers’ money. We believe that these problems have a common root: money. If we want to deal with the big social, economic and environmental challenges that we’re facing today, we should start by fixing money.

Positive Money is a movement for a money and banking system that works for society and not against it. They are campaigning for the power to create money to be used in the public interest, in a democratic, transparent and accountable way, rather than by the same banks that caused the financial crisis.

www.positivemoney.org

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm. Free admission

Dec
16
Sat
Walk: Isleworth to Kneller Gardens with FORCE
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment on a walk from Silverhall Park in Isleworth to Kneller Gardens in Twickenham. The walk is along the banks of the Duke of Northumberland’s River and ends where there are refreshments in the pavilion in Kneller Gardens. This is a morning to enjoy and learn about local wildlife near the river and surrounding woodlands.

Please come along with wellingtons or waterproof footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. This is a free event but booking is essential

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area.