News & Events



Sunday 1st January

Start of Veganuary a great opportunity to try adopting a vegan diet.

Wednesday 11th January, 6pm – 08.30pm.

Free screening of ‘The Oil Machine’ film at University of Winchester, West Downs Auditorium, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5FT.

Thursday 12th January, 19:30 – 21:00. 

Eating to Extinction with Dan Saladino. Follow the link to book tickets and join Rebecca Fletcher as she talks to food journalist, broadcaster and BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme’s presenter, Dan Saladino, about his latest book, Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them. Takes place at The Yard, Chilton Manor Farm, Chilton Candover, Alresford, SO24 9TX. 

Friday 27th – 29th January

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.



Thursday 2nd February

World Wetlands Day raising global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

Saturday 15th February

Tree planting at Hinton Ampner. Take part in this free event to plant over 9000 trees on the estate. Follow the link to book your place.

Saturday 25th February 1pm – 4pm. St Marys Chapel, Kings Worthy

Jumble Sale in aid of Winchester Community Food Pantry. 

Monday 27th February

Start of Fairtrade Fortnight. Events across the UK to raise funds and highlight the exploitation of workers across the world.



Monday 6th March

Start of Food Waste Action Week focusing on reducing food waste and ideas to share surplus food.

Saturday 18th March

Global Recycling Day. This year’s theme is celebrating ‘Recycling Heroes’.

Tuesday 21st March

International Day of Forests. This day celebrates forests and raises awareness of their importance.

Wednesday 22nd March

World Water Day. Events highlighting the link between water and climate change.

Saturday March

Alresford Town Litter Pick. Arlebury Park, Alresford.


Friday 7th April

Walk to Work Day. 

Friday 7th April

World Health Day. Events to focus worldwide attention on global health, and highlight priority areas of concern for the World Health Organisation. 

Saturday 15th April  

Start of International Dark Sky Week. A week where people turn out their lights in order to observe the beauty of the night sky without light pollution.

Sunday 16th April

Start of Discover National Parks Fortnight.

Saturday 22nd April
Earth Day.  Celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

## April

Start of The Great British Spring Clean and School Clean week. National litter picking event cleaning up streets, parks, schools and beaches.

Start of National Gardening Week. A celebration of gardening.

Wednesday 26th April

Stop Food Waste Day. Raising awareness of the global food waste crisis.



Monday 1st May

‘No Mow May‘ An annual challenge to let the flowers bloom on your lawn helping to provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects. 

Start of National Walking Month.

Sunday 7th May

Start of International Compost Awareness week.

International Dawn Chorus Day. Early morning events to hear the dawn chorus.

Saturday 13th May

World Fair Trade Day.

Monday 15th May

Start of Walk to School Week. A week of events encouraging children to walk to school.

Saturday 20th May

World Bee Day

Monday 22nd May

Water Saving Week. Promoting water conservation.

Saturday 27th May

Start of Children’s National Gardening Week. Celebrating the fun that gardens hold for children.



Sunday 4th June

Butterfly Education and Awareness Day. To raise awareness of butterflies and how important they are as pollinators. 

Monday 5th June

World Environmental Day.

Start of Bike Week. A celebration of cycling.

Thursday 8th June

World Oceans Day.

Saturday 13th June

Start of National Growing for Wellbeing Week.  A celebration of gardening and growing your own produce.

## June

Brake’s Kids Walk. Events to promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking.

Thursday 15th June

Friday 16th June

National Refill Day. Increasing awareness of choosing refills over single use plastic bottles.

Saturday 17th June

Plastic Free Beauty Day. 

Sunday 18th June

Sustainable Gastronomy Day. Emphasizing the need to focus the world’s attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play.



Saturday 1st July

Start of Plastic Free July. A global movement advocating refusing single use plastics. 

Monday 3rd July

International Plastic Bag Free Day. A day of action to raise awareness of the environmental impact and hazards of single-use plastic bags, and promote more sustainable solutions.

Sunday 23rd July

Start of National Marine Week. Events to celebrate all things marine.

Saturday 29th July

Start of Love Parks Week. A day to celebrate and tidy up your local park.



Monday 7th August

Start of National Allotments Week. Raising awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles, grow their own food, develop friendships and bolster communities. 



Friday 1st September
Start of Organic September. Encouraging more people to try organic and promoting organic food & farming practices. 
Saturday 2nd September, 9am – 6pm
The Alresford Show. Agricultural Show at the Tichborne Estate.
Saturday 16th September
Start of European Mobility Week. Promoting sustainable transport.
Saturday 16th September
Start of the Great British Beach Clean. National beach litter pick event organised by the Marine Conservation Society. 
## September
Start of Winchester Green Week.


Sunday 1st October
International Walk to School Month.
Monday 2nd October

Monday 16th October

Start of Big Energy Saving Week. A national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills.