A busy week of workshops, gigs and actions around the issue of climate change has started in Nottingham today. Under the banner of 'Spring into Action' events are taking place in venues across the city. It will showcase practical solutions to climate change. From workshops on bike maintenance, local food production, community compost projects and strawbale building to concerts and performances, it promises to be an action packed week. It will also act as a showcase for existing projects in Nottingham including visits to Bestwood Country Park, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Hill Holt Woods and the Ecoworks project in St Anns. All the workshops are free! A lot of the events will take place at the central venue, also known as the J.B. Spray factory, which is located on Russell Street, Radford.
'Spring into Action' has been organised by Eastside Climate Action, a group made up of local people and groups inspired by the Camp for Climate Action. The week is all about inspiring, educating and empowering people to start making changes in their own lives and demonstrating practical alternatives, local projects and local campaigns in action. 'It is about changing our lifestyles, but also inspiring collective action to create the wider social change that is needed to deal with climate change. Climate change is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced, and we are already feeling its effects. Change is coming whether we like it or not. We need to make these changes sustainable and equitable.'
Links: Spring Into Action website | View programme
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