2 Degrees Festival brings together art, environment and action

This year’s 2 Degrees Festival will be held 1-7 June in East London. The festival is Arstadmin’s biennial celebration of art, environment and activism, in which international artists aim “to inspire, connect, and empower people to create solutions for a sustainable future”. It comprises a series of performances, debates and public installations in and around Toynbee Studios (address below), near Aldgate East Underground station.

For more information, visit the http://2degreesfestival.tumblr.com/ site, follow #2DegreesFestival on Twitter or sign-up to the festival mailing list – https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/mailing-list –  to receive updates.

Address for Toynbee Studios:
28 Commercial Street
London E1 6AB
Box office: 020 7650 2350

Seeds of Permaculture

Ham United Group (HUG) will show the film Seeds of Permaculture this Thursday, 21 May, at the Ham Library Community Space, Ham Street, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7HR.

The film is an interactive documentary about permaculture in the tropics. It focuses on two permaculture education centres in Thailand, where visitors from all over the world come to learn how to be self sufficient, produce zero waste, build homes and gardens, and build communities.

Doors open at 7pm, and the film starts at 7.15pm. Running time is 88 minutes. Entrance is free, but donations are welcome. A discussion will follow the screening, and light refreshments are available.

More information at http://www.hamunitedgroup.org.uk/green-screen/.

Sign Up For The Big Dig

The Big DigThe call is out for Londoners of all ages and experience, to get involved in the Big Dig Day on Saturday 21st March 2015. The day will see thousands of Londoners and many more people across the country don their wellies and get stuck in at a local food growing garden.

The Big Dig Day is the flagship community event of Capital Growth London’s network of over 2 000 food growing gardens located on roofs, in parks and tucked away in hidden corners between houses, by canals and on urban farms. In its fourth year the Big Dig is also run nationally and has helped recruit over 10 000 volunteers to take part in community gardening in the UK. Continue reading

Hounslow to host first-ever restart party

Do you have an electrical appliance or electronic device that needs repairing? If so, come to Hounslow’s first-ever restart party on Saturday, March 7, at the Hounslow Library and give your objects a new lease of life.

Restart parties are pop-up community events offering free repair services to participants. They are the brainchild of The Restart Project, a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer by sharing repair and maintenance skills. Continue reading

Climate change event in Ealing

Ealing Transition and Ealing Friends of the Earth will be showing Disruption, a film about climate change and the climate-change movement, on February 15th at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s Church in Ealing.  The film brings together commentary on the subject as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the efforts to organize last September’s People’s Climate March. The film lasts 52 minutes and will be followed by a short talk by Claire James from Ealing Friends of the Earth, focusing on 2015 as a key year for the climate movement.

The event takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RH. Entry is free, but donations will be solicited after the film to help cover costs. See also http://ealingtransition.org.uk/2015/02/01/sunday-15th-february-730pm-climate-change-event/

Switch: a documentary about energy

The Green Screen team would like to invite you to their next film screening: Switch

A documentary about energy. Filmed in 11 countries and exploring 9 key energy resources, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, Switch takes viewers on an exciting world tour of the energy frontier. The film has been embraced by universities, government agencies, energy companies and the media, as a nonpartisan, scientifically-based exploration of our energy transition. Continue reading


The fifteenth Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, 18th November 2014, at 7.00pm at the Docking Station, 108 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8AT.

The AGM will comprise a review of BRAG’s activities in the past year, including our work at community events, followed by a number of presentations and a question-and-answer session. We will round off the evening with refreshments, where you’ll have a chance to chat with members and guests in an informal setting. Continue reading

Waste-reduction event in Southall Oct. 16, with film, tips, discussion and more

Ealing Council and HelpLink are screening a short animated film, The Story of Stuff, this Thursday evening, 16 October, at the Dominion Centre in Southall.

The film, which is suitable for all ages, takes a light approach to showing how to generate less waste and save money.

In addition to the film there will be upcycling demos, discussion, free food and drink, opportunities to engage with local councillors, and more.

The event is free and takes place at the Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall UB2 4BQ. Doors open at 7.30pm.

You can learn more by visiting: http://www.southalltransition.org /events