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Planting New Ideas – upcoming events in Jan/Feb 2016

Wildflowers – image courtesy of Richard Croft via Wikimedia Commons

Happy New Year to everyone! At the end of 2015 momentum started building in Southampton for action on climate change – there was the first Southampton Climate Conversations event, the Southampton People’s Climate Change Demonstration and the Researchers Café on climate change. This year we are looking forward to working with and inspiring more people across the city to help create a more sustainable Southampton. Will you join us?

Below is information on some of the upcoming events in January and February; how to get hold of free wildflower seed kits; and a game you can play for getting rid of some of the ‘stuff’ you may have accumulated over the festive period!

After Paris, what next?‘ Joint open meeting hosted by WinACC (Winchester Action on Climate Change) and Friends of the Earth on Tuesday 19 Jan, 7.30pm. Venue: The Winchester Club, Highfield Lodge, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB

Follow up Researchers Café on climate change led by Tony Curran, University of Southampton. Friday 22 Jan, 6:30pm-8pm at Mettricks Tea and Coffee House, 117 High Street, Southampton SO14 2AA

Film, web and community action: An informal discussion led by Paul and Kate Maple about using film and websites to promote community initiatives. Tuesday 26 Jan, 7.30pm at the Round About Café, Westfield Corner, Southampton SO18 2LE

Southampton Green Drinks on Thursday 28 Jan, 6.30pm-9pm at The Art House, 178 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW

Southampton Repair Café on Saturday 6th Feb, 10.30am-1.00pm at Fremantle United Reformed Church Hall, 257 Shirley Rd.

Southampton Seedswap on Sunday 21 Feb 2016, 11am-3:30pm at Sir James Matthews Building, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7NN

Whilst on the subject of seeds, take part in the UK’s biggest ever wildflower campaign – register now for free Grow Wild seed kits.

And finally, January may be all about de-toxing but February can be all about de-cluttering: try the 30-day Minimalism Game! Give away, donate or sell your excess stuff each day next month. Yes we know there aren’t 30 days in February, but if you actually get to day 29 in the game, we will be seriously impressed …

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