Kingston: Eco-friendly events at your local climate hub to get involved in this month!

By Eli Haidari

9th Jan 2023 | Local News

A collective of local volunteers committed to tackling the climate crisis throughout the Kingston borough is offering a host of eco-friendly events for residents to get involved in during January and February.

Kingston Hive officially opened its temporary hub next to the cycle parking at Kingston Station on Wood Street in November which has allowed it to start offering a range of activities and workshops to help educate and empower communities to tackle climate change.

The Hive aims to give residents and visitors the skills and support they need to cut carbon emissions and energy costs, look after the natural environment and live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Workshops and events hosted so far include sustainable eating classes, repair workshops, film nights, educational sessions on subjects such as renewable energy and listening circles.

On Wednesday, 11 January at 7pm, Lucy Harrison will host a session on non-violent communication (NVC), a life skill that can help with relationships and make the discussion of climate change with family and friends a lot less daunting.

The following week (18th January) will see Daniela Voit present The Work That Reconnects, based on the process derived by Joanna Macy to help find active help. On Wednesday, January 25th, coaching and business psychologist Samia Shehadeh will host a talk on taking effective action through the use of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Two food-related events will also be hosted by the Kingston Hive this month, the first of which being a permaculture film night on Thursday, January 19 at 7.30pm. The process of permaculture is believed by many to be a way forward for food-growing and the evening will see three short films run followed by a group discussion.

The Kingston Hive's Permaculture Film Night is one of a host of eco-friendly workshops and talks scheduled for January and February 2023.

For those wanting to learn some very simply methods for producing super-healthy and planet-friendly food at home, the hub's class on Friday 20 January will provide guests with information on sprouting, microgreens, hydroponics and fermentation. 

February will also see a Climate Fresk workshop take place for those at a loss with how they can help tackle the current climate emergency. The fun and interactive workshop will start with cards and will run through the science and a system view of climate change, showing how everyone can take important actions.

To find out more about Kingston Hive and their events for 2023 and opportunities for volunteering, visit their website HERE


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