Green Books: Investing to save the planet

The next Green Books talk from Greening Steyning, on Thursday 1st April, is focusing on a really important topic – how we use our savings and investments to help the planet, rather than trashing it.

Financial Times journalist Alice Ross will be talking about her new book on “Investing to Save the Planet”.

It’s on Thursday 1st April from 7.30-8.30pm.

For tickets see:

Wonder of Nature – Series of Talks & Walks

The wonderful and inspirational Nicola Peel has announced that she will be holding a series of online talks and a guided walk round the beautiful Pulborough Brooks in the coming months.

Events include:

Nature as Teacher – Nature has the answers we just have to ask the right questions – Thursday 1st April – Tickets

What are we investing our money in – Part of the Horsham Climate Café – Saturday 3rd April – Tickets

Solutions in the Amazon – A day in the life of a Solutionist – Tuesday 4th May – Tickets

This is What Biodiversity Looks Like! – A photographic journey into the world of biodiversity – Tuesday 1st June – Tickets

Biomimicry Nature Walk – RSPB Pulborough, West Sussex – Sunday June 27th – Tickets

For more information about Nicola see:


Fairtrade Fortnight Festival

If you missed any of the festivities, dozens of Choose the world you want festival events are still available to watch via the Fairtrade Foundation website here:

Although the Choose the world you want festival may now be over, efforts to Choose the world we want certainly are not, so please keep standing with farmers facing a climate crisis.

Major international climate conferences are coming to the UK this year, and you can help convince world leaders to listen to the people already facing the worst of the climate crisis – the farmers and workers whom we may have met throughout Fairtrade Fortnight. Ideas from Fairtrade on how to do this are coming soon but in the meantime, do check out the Fairtrade and Climate Justice campaign page for more ways you can get involved:


One Week To Go! Transition Network’s What Next?

There’s less than 1 week to go to the What Next? Summit and boy is it going to be an amazing 3 weeks, so we hope you have signed up already!

We have announced a lot of inspiring new speakers and workshops over the last couple of weeks, including Kate Raworth, Mia Birdsong and Andrew Simms and sessions on using technology for good, reimagining food systems, creating livelihoods in the green economy and exploring how environmentalism and social justice intersect. More announcements to come!

The Summit is going to be jam packed with inspiring provocations, networking, skillsharing and more and with over 800 people already signed up, we know it’s going to be an event you don’t want to miss. We have all been living through such difficult times recently, that we hope it will be a time and space where you can come and connect with like-minded people and feel less alone in the struggles and work that you are doing right now.

Take a look at the timetable and sign up to attend events as they are announced!


The Kinder Living Home Show Online Event

The Kinder Living Home Show is normally an in person event, but this year the team are instead hosting a three day event online on the 5th, 6th & 7th March.

They have invited the businesses, charities and local organisations who normally showcase their products, services and activities at the live show and there will be advice, tips, videos to watch, things to download and some very special Zoom events you can join in. Check out their Facebook page for the full timetable of events:

You’ll need a ticket to join the Zoom sessions, which are free of charge, so check the tickets links on Eventbrite:


Green Books – Gardening to save the planet

For their second Green Books event, Greening Steyning have invited wildlife guru Dave Goulson to talk about his latest bestseller “The Garden Jungle or, Gardening to Save the Planet.”

The book is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive. Dave Goulson is great speaker, and has been described as “the kind of humorous, knowledgeable and bubblingly enthusiastic teacher anyone would want.”

It’s on Thursday 4th March from 7.30-8.30pm. You can either book a free ticket or choose to make a small donation (minimum £1) to cover costs and help support the work of Greening Steyning. Sign up via Eventbrite.

And in case you missed out on seeing Greening Steyning’s excellent Green Books with Charles Dowding on ‘No Dig Gardening’, it is now available to watch on YouTube:

Horsham Climate Café – Sat 6th March

On Sat 6th March at 2-3.30pm, the Horsham Climate Café will host an online talk about the Worthing & Adur Councils Climate Assembly.

The assembly culminated from Worthing & Adur Councils declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, followed in March 2020 by the Zero 2030 conference c0-organised with Transition Town Worthing and Worthing Climate Action, and attended by about 300 local residents and representatives from local businesses, community and civic groups. This ground-breaking approach and event resulted in a GOLD Award at the CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards in 2020. Worthing & Adur Councils aim to achieve zero carbon energy use within the council estate by 2030 and within Adur and Worthing by 2050.

Council Officers, Amy Newnham & Chloe Clarke will be sharing their personal experiences as some of the key organisers of the Climate Assembly, the selection process, timescales, which speakers most impacted them and why, what the councils learnt and the final recommendations. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite 

For more info on the Horsham Climate Café:

Sign Up For Transition Network’s What Next? Summit

The Transition Network’s What Next? Summit takes place on 3rd – 20th March and there are an amazing selection of events lined up.

The What Next? Summit will build community power across the UK by bringing together hundreds of community activists already making change happen, so together we can have a bigger impact.

Over the course of three weeks Transition Network will be hosting a wide range of events and workshops. From a blizzard of inspiring stories of change happening across the world, to inspiring speakers such as Kate Raworth, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Carne Ross helping us explore how the power of imagination can transform our current practice. And much, much more!

Find out more about what´s happening here:

Sign up to the Summit to explore and register for free events and workshops as they are announced, connect with people and start a conversation.

Online Eco Open Houses from Transition Town Lewes

This February, join Transition Town Lewes for three live online events where Lewes people open up their houses and show what they’ve done to make their homes warmer, more energy-efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.

A great opportunity to ask questions, learn what does and doesn’t work – and how the costs and savings stack up.

The first event will focus on heating and will take place on Thursday 11th February at 6pm – 7pm.

For more info and to register for your free place visit:

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22nd Feb to 7th March.

The Fairtrade Foundation need your help to put farmers’  voices at the heart of tackling the climate crisis and share the reality of their struggles. Our global trading system is balanced in favour of the powerful few. Trapped in this system, farmers already struggle to meet their immediate needs. More than ever, they need a fair price for their crops and their hard work.

Fairtrade works to raise the voices of farmers and workers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities. This Fortnight, we are asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change.

We will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want.

See more here: