We're going live!
Whilst we are physically distanced, we want to stay socially connected with the Merton community and keep the important conversations around sustainability and the Climate Emergency going. Through weekly virtual Zoom chats, we have created a space for all of us to connect, chat, share positive stories, and learn about a variety of topics, with guest speakers sharing their knowledge and practical sustainable actions.
How does it work?
Our Weekly Web Chats take place through Zoom video conferencing on Wednesday afternoons (usually starting at around 1 pm). Simply register to attend through our events page and you'll receive a confirmation email containing the link to join us on Zoom at the specified time. On the day of the event, grab a cuppa, make yourself comfy and click the link when we go live!
#8 Loving Earth Project: Caring for the world we love
When: Weds 27th May, 1-1.45 pm
Where: Zoom online video chat
About: Join Linda Murgatroyd, clerk of the Quaker Arts Network and Founder of the Loving Earth Project to learn more about this local community textile project and how it is helping people to engage creatively with the Climate Emergency without being overwhelmed.
#9 Why should you switch to resuable nappies?
When: Weds 3rd June, 1-1.45 pm
Where: Zoom online video chat
About: Join Community Champion and reusable nappy campaigner Yasmin Redfern for a 45 minute zoom webinar where she'll be covering everything reusable nappy related! Come along to learn more about the environmental impact of ditching disposables and the benefits to your baby's health.
#7 Engaging communities in local environmental action
20th May 2020
#6 Coronavirus and the Environment
13th May 2020
Blog coming soon!
#5 Circular Economy, Waste & Pre-Loved Clothes
6th May 2020
Sally Warren, Co-Founder of WhoSki.com and member of Merton's Business Network for Climate Action joins us to discuss the impact of ski wear on the environment, challenges of the pre-loved market, and the future of the fashion circular economy.
Visit WhoSki.com to find out more about the fantastic work this Merton based business is doing to help shape the future of the fashion circular economy and shop for pre-loved ski clothing.
#4 Sailing the ocean to beat plastic pollution
29th April 2020
Community Champion and eXXpedition crew member Yanika Borg shares the story of her incredible voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to research ocean plastic and how we can all be part of the solution.
Find out more about eXXpedition's pioneering all-female sailing research expeditions to investigate the causes of and solutions to ocean plastic pollution.
#3 Climate Justice and the Global Pandemic
22nd April 2020
Video coming soon!
#2 Plastic-Free Periods
15th April 2020
Community Champion and Women's Environmental Network Environmenstrual Ambassador, Yasmin shares her expertise in all things plastic-free periods, a chance to take a deep-dive into reusables at home, self-quarantine style.
Could you be an Environmenstrual Ambassador? Find out more about the Women's Environmental Network's campaign to make healthy, eco-friendly periods products available and how you can get involved.
#1 Giki Zero - Your personal eco planner app
26th March 2020
Co-Founder of Giki, James Hand tells us more about Giki Zero: a personal eco planner web app that will help you understand and reduce your environmental impact.
Find out more at zero.giki.earth