News & Events

2022 

January

Friday 1st January

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

Wednesday 12th January, 12.00 – 18.00

Tales from the Riverbank Photography Exhibition, The Community Centre, Alresford.

Thursday 13th January

PECAN On line Q&A Subsidies and Heat Pumps.

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Monday 17th January

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

Friday 28th – 30th January

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.

February

Wednesday 2nd February

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

Monday 21st February

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

 

March

Monday 7th March

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

Friday 18th March

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

Monday 21st March

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

Tuesday 22nd March

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

Saturday 26th March

Alresford Town Litter Pick. Arlebury Park, Alresford.

Monday 29th March  

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.

April

Friday 1st April

Walk to Work Day. 

Thursday 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 17th April

Start of Discover National Parks Fortnight.

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

Monday 25th 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.

Tuesday 27th April

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

May

Saturday 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.

Start of International Compost Awareness week.

Sunday 2nd May

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

Saturday 8th May

World Fair Trade Day.

Monday 16th May

Start of the Big Plastic Count week. Register online to be part of the UK’s biggest ever investigation into household plastic.

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

Water Saving Week. Promoting water conservation.

Friday 20th May

World Bee Day

Saturday 28th May

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

June

Sunday 5th June

World Environmental Day.

Monday 6th June

Start of Bike Week. A celebration of cycling.

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

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

Wednesday 8th June

World Oceans Day.

Wednesday 22nd June

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

Thursday 16th June

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

Friday 17th June

Plastic Free Beauty Day. 

Saturday 18th June

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

 

July

Friday 1st July

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

Saturday 2nd July 2022

14:00-17:00 Winchester Downs Cluster farms open day at Park Farm Avington. Learn more about the local farming countryside.

Sunday 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.

Saturday 23rd July

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

Sunday 24h July

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

 

August

Monday  8th 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. 

 

September

Thursday 1st September
Start of Organic September. Encouraging more people to try organic and promoting organic food & farming practices. 
 
Friday 16th September
Start of European Mobility Week. Promoting sustainable transport.
 
Saturday 17th September
Start of the Great British Beach Clean. National beach litter pick event organised by the Marine Conservation Society. 
 
Monday 26th September
Start of Winchester Green Week.
 

October

Saturday 1st October
 
International Walk to School Month.
 
 
Tuesday 4th October