Get your diaries out: 10 awesome ethical events for November
It might be the countdown to Christmas but there are plenty of other amazing eco events happening around the UK this month. Here are some of our pebble team favourites.
Tue 6 Nov 2018
10 awesome eco events for November
In Our Hands - Seeding Change
Head down to this awesome zero waste and community run store in Glasgow for an evening of talks about the farmers who are creating more positive food and farming systems. A new film, In Our Hands, charts a new kind of farm, a new kind of food and a new kind of society. It’s been created as an open source tool in order to debunk the myth of the industrial food system and be a resource for farmers and activists in building a better world. For more info click here.
The Sustainable Fashion Power Hour
Lewes, East Sussex
Watched Stacey Dooley’s documentary on fashion and want to know what you can do now? Head down to the Sustainable Fashion Power Hour and The Great Dolly Clothes Swap in Lewes for an evening full of eco-ideas and to meet other ethical fashion lovers. Bring clothes to swap, ideas to share and sip some fizz. For more info click here.
Love Not Landfill pop up shop
Truman Brewery, London
Ethical fashion lovers get your skates on down to Brick Lane for this awesome eco-fashion pop up collaboration between clothes recycling campaign Love Not Landfill and various charity shops, curated by some of fashion’s most style-savvy influencers including Paloma in Disguise and Jasmine Hemsley. There will also be a series of upcycling workshops from Oxfam, TRAID and Barnardos. For more info click here.
Restoration of Crompton Moor
Join Manchester City of Trees, and The Moors for the Future partnership to restore and conserve the important recreational and natural moorland of Crompton Moor. They need volunteers to help plant sphagnum moss which is one of the building block of a moor - it keeps it wet and soggy. You provide the will, they provide the tea and biscuits. Find more info here.
Yorkshire Yuletide Village
15 Nov-23 Dec
While every city has its own Christmas market, we’re loving the Yorkshire Yuletide Village, hosted by Made in Yorkshire. Head to the Shambles to find some of the region’s best crafters and makers selling gifts including jewellery, ceramics, homewares, crafts and Yorkshire produce such as Yorkshire wines and cheeses. For more info click here.
London Metropolitan University, London
A new sustainable event that brings TED Talk style discussions to London, Go Sustain, has incredible speakers and eco experts ready to help inspire you to make those changes in 2019 you really want to. From how to grow your own food and how to raise a vegan to how to solve the housing crisis. For tickets click here.
Bath Christmas Market
22 Nov-9 Dec
Bath gets eco this year with the city centre’s decorations made from recycled single use plastic. Head down on a Saturday to catch the Festive Family Artisan Market in Queen Square with kids’ storytelling and Christmas crafts. 160 chalets make up the Bath Christmas Market, with 80% of those coming from Bath and the surrounding area. Some of those focus on upcycled and recycled homewares and accessories. For more info click here.
Acala Green Christmas Party
Hackney Wick, London
Join zero waste skincare store Acala for a zero waste, plastic free Christmas knees up. An expert panel (including our editor, Georgina Wilson-Powell) will be discussing the ‘Future of Beauty & Waste Free Living’, plus beauty demos, vegan nibbles and drinks. Plus make your own skincare or start Christmas shopping from Acala’s zero waste range. For tickets click here.
Christmas Wreath Making
Daylesford Cafe, Brompton Cross, London
We don’t need many excuses to visit a new Daylesford Farm Shop & Cafe but this is a really good one. The organic food gurus are hosting a workshop to make a gorgeous Christmas Wreath, with cuttings from its organic farm and hedgerows. Under the masterful eye of Daylesford’s florists you’ll create something stunning (we’re sure). Click here for tickets.
The Shippon Square, Dartington Hall
29 Nov-2 Dec
Get your craft on with this wonderful three day craft market near Totnes, hosted by The Craft Revolution and Me and East. Try your hand at crafting workshops, meet 60 of the south west’s best makers plus Dark Poetry, a Nordic choir, Santa Frau and the tiniest Gin Palace in the World. Free entry. For more information click here.