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January

Friday 10th January

Launch of the New Leaf Alresford website

Monday 13th January

Start of a 2 week event provided by Hampshire County Council’s ‘Waste Prevention Champions’, focusing on composting and reducing food waste. Displays and advice sessions will be held across 3 locations: The Alresford Library, Arlebury Park and The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester.  

Sunday 19th January, 10.30

Winchester Vegan Fair, Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9GH

Monday 20th January

Start of Perins Veganuary Week. Delicious vegan options will be available all week alongside the regular school menu.

Monday 20th January

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

Saturday 25th January 13.30 – 17.00
Minimal Waste Market, Badgers Farm Community Centre, Badgers Farm Road, Winchester SO22 4QB

February

Saturday 1st February

9am. Community Hedge planting at Arlebury Park

Sunday 2nd February

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

Sunday 23rd February

10am – 4pm. ‘Worth the Weight’ vintage clothes sale. Winchester Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester
SO23 9GH. 

Monday 24th February

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

Saturday 29th February 10:00 – 12:00

Hampshire Seed Swap event at Cheriton Village Hall, Cheriton SO24 0PZ.

 

March

Saturday 14th March

13:30 – 17:00

Minimal Waste Market, Badgers Farm Community Centre, Badgers Farm Road, Winchester SO22 4QB

Wednesday 18th March

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

Friday 20th March

The Great British Spring Clean. National litter picking event cleaning up streets, parks and beaches.

Saturday 21st March

Annual Litter Pick. Bags, gloves and refreshments are provided.

10am. Arlebury Park.

10am Avington War Memorial

10am Itchen Abbas Village Hall car park

10am Easton Cricketer’s car park.

10 am Marthyr Worthy War Memorial and Top of Chilland Lane.

Saturday 21st March

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

Sunday 22nd March

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

Sunday 29th March

10 – 11:30. Furoshiki Workshop, Village Green, Tha Barn, Kennel Cottage, Herriard RG25 2PD.

April

Friday 3rd April

Walk to Work Day. 

Monday 6th April

Discover National Parks Fortnight. Events celebrating our National Parks.

Tuesday 7th April

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

Sunday 19th 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.

Wednesday 22nd April
Earth Day – 50th Anniversary. Celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Wednesday 29th April

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

Monday 27th April 

Start of National Gardening Week. A celebration of gardening.

Monday 27th April

Water Saving Week. Promoting water conservation.

 

May

Friday 1st May

Start of National Walking Month.

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

Saturday 9th May

World Fair Trade Day.

Sunday 17th May 13.00 – 16.00

NCT Nearly New Summer Sale. Thousands of pre-loved kids toys, clothes and equipment will be on sale. Hampshire County Council SO23 8UJ

Monday 18th May

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

Saturday 23rd May

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

Sunday 24th May 11:00 – 16:00

The Sustainability Festival. Farnham Community Farm, Tongham Road, GU10 1PJ. 

Sunday 24th May 10:30 – 17:00

Nature Festival 2020. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, High Street, Selborne GU34 3JH

 

June

Monday 1st June

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

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

Friday 5th June

World Environmental Day.

Saturday 6th June

Start of Bike Week. A celebration of cycling.

Monday 8th June

World Oceans Day.

Wednesday 10th June

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

Wednesday 17th June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

Plastic Free Beauty Day. 

Thursday 18th June

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

Clean Air Day.

Friday 19th June

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

 

July 

Wednesday 1st July

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

Friday 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 12th July

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

Monday 27th July

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

 

August

Monday 10th 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

Tuesday 1st September
Start of Organic September. Encouraging more people to try organic and promoting organic food & farming practices. 
 
Wednesday 16th September
Start of European Mobility Week. Promoting sustainable transport.
 
Friday 18th September
Start of the Great British Beach Clean. National beach litter pick event organised by the Marine Conservation Society. 
 
Sunday 20th September 
Alresford Watercress Festival. Street festival of over 80 stalls showcasing the very best local food and drink producers as well as arts, crafts, jewellery and clothing, items for the house, garden and much else besides.
 
Tuesday 22nd September
World Car Free Day.
 
 

October

Thursday 1st October
World Vegetarian
 
Monday 5th October
World Habitat Day
 
Wednesday 7th October
International Walk to School Day.