What's on in September: 17 awesome ethical events for every budget
Summer might feel like it's over but September is packed with awesome events, from yoga and wellness festivals to fashion panel discussions, pop ups and more. The only problem is finding room for them all.
Fri 31 Aug 2018
Birdsong x Beyond Retro pop up
London, 5 Sept - 9 Sept
One of our favourite sustainable fashion brands, Birdsong, is turning four this year and they are celebrating with pop up collaboration with Beyond Retro. Swing by for great ethical and vintage fashion and awesome events including a positive action panel and a feminist comedy night. Click here for more information.
London, 8-9 Sept
The UK’s biggest organic festival is coming to Battersea Park for the weekend for the first time ever. Chefs, talks, foodie experiences plus over 100 street food and drink stands, an organic beer festival, music and kids’ attractions. And we’ll be there, running a pop up plastic free shop with some of your favourite brands. Click here for more information.
Festival of Natural Fibres
London, 8 Sept
Want to make room for more natural fibres in your wardrobe? Want to just learn what ‘natural fibres’ means? The first ever Festival of Natural Fibres will help you do just that. There’s a photo exhibition on khadi, India’s handspun fabric, workshops on using natural fibres like nettle and how to spin your own wool and talks on sustainable fashion by some of pebble’s favourite eco people. Great for fashion designers and anyone interested in clothes. Click here for more information.
Honey Fare Pop Up Street Market
Cornwall, 8 Sept
If you’re in Cornwall, don’t miss the Honey Fare Pop Up Street Market in Bodmin and take a look at the awesome selection of handmade goods. Plus music, street food, delicious treats and it’s in Cornwall. Click here for more information.
Propagate, Prosper, Preserve
Derbyshire, 9 Sept
Love all things nature and gardening? Whistlewood in Derbyshire has just the event for you. It’s a day packed with workshops to help you become the best gardener and learn more about how you can help nature flourish in your backyard. Click here for more information.
Great British Beach Clean
Nationwide, 14 - 17 Sept
Head to the coast for Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean. There are local events going on over the weekend pretty much the entire length of the UK’s coastline. Hit the beach, help pick up plastic and make some new friends. Click here for more information
Make Some Noise
London, 15 Sept
Offline Festival, Eden Project Communities and Project Dirt are hosting a free workshop and discussion for community project leaders and volunteers all about how to get people’s attention - and keep it. Time to upskill yourself. Click here for more information.
London, 15 Sept
Anyone up for a new kind of triathlon? How about a 5km run (or walk or skip), then a 75 minute DJ powered yoga session followed by a group meditation in Battersea Park? And there’s no need to rush off with classes scheduled all afternoon and a healthy street food market on hand. Now this a guilt-free Saturday. For every Wanderlust 108 ticket sold, £1.08 will be donated to The Global Fund to fight AIDS with (RED). Click here for more information.
Urban Food Fortnight
London, 20 Sept-7 Oct
It’s back. London’s biggest celebration of the producers, farmers, growers, bakers and makers who make the capital so exciting for sustainable food. There are over 100 events taking place from harvest parties and tap takeovers to Nordic inspired pop up suppers and fermenting classes. Click here for more information.
Manchester, 22 Sept
Float brings Manchester it’s first wellness festival. Chefs, yogis, nutritional experts, coaches and crafters are on hand to help you make more of your life. From the awesome Anti Diet Riot Club to Soul Yoga, this is day of self acceptance and serious fun. Workshops, pop up shops, talks and more. Click here for more information.
Land /Sea exhibition
Aberystwyth, Wales, 22 Sept - 17 Nov
Artist Mike Perry takes on our toxic impact on the landscape with this hard hitting exhibition about the role humans and short term profit have on biodiversity, the ocean and a sustainable future. Click here for more information.
Festival of Thrift
Kirkleatham, 22 - 23 Sept
Let’s go thrifting! Find your next treasure at The Festival of Thrift. This two day celebration of sustainable living is a goldmine for the best vintage clothes and thrifty shopping, amazing workshops (ceramics, blacksmithing or wild baking anyone?), plus family entertainment, awesome food and drink (often in upcycled or recycled vans, milk floats, trikes and carts). Sustainable living never looked so much fun. Best of all it's free to get in. Click here for more information.
Brighton, 23 Sept
Calling all Brightonians, have you heard of Apple Day? It’s the perfect family day out featuring orchard tours, fun activities, food and drink, fruit growing advice and best of all it’s free. Click here for more information.
National Refill Day
Nationwide, 27 Sept
Did you know, ifjust one in ten Brits refilled their water bottle once a week, we’d have 340 million less plastic bottles a year in circulation. Refill, the campaign for free water fill-ups, is launching a national refill day. Download the app as tonnes of high profile new venues are about to be refilled. Post your refill at #RefillRevolution and don’t bottle it. Click here for more information.
Globelle Gatherings #1
London, 27 Sept
Want some help planning your next holiday, and interested in all things sustainable? Globelle Travels, a female travel community want to help you make your adventures more sustainable, so get down to Hatch, Homerton and join this fabulous expert panel session about ecotravel. With tasty nibbles and drinks, raffle and goodie bag, this event is not to be missed. Click here for more information.
Zero Mkt London
London, 29 Sept
London's first vegan and zero waste market appears this month at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington. Pop along for eco lifestyle products, ethical fashion, vegan food and drink and more - with everything reusable, recyclable or compostable. The organisers are offsetting emissions by planting trees, giving surplus food to City Harvest and profits go to Animal Equality. Click here for more information.
Good Money Week
Various locations, 29 Sept-5 Oct
Good Money Week brings you a week of ethical information for everything finance. Events are running in both Edinburgh and London around how men and women invest differently and how to invest sustainably. It’s time to green up your money. Click here for more information.