Calling all young Eco Warriors: Eco Action “Holiday Club”

Drop in to play in our child-friendly Eco Action Hub!

What’s happening: We’ve got singing, story-telling, drawing and a space to play!

Bring your Parents or Guardians too!

Who’s it for?

  • Up to age 11 during holiday dates
  • Parents must stay & accompany children
  • Please leave a donation if possible at the Hub

What Next:

  • Drop In: Come to the Hub no booking required!
  • Dates: Each Friday 2nd August, 9th 23rd & 30th
  • Timing: From 10:00 to 12:00 – no booking required
  • Where: Eco Action Hub, Nicholson Centre SL6 1LB

* We hope to have tea, coffee and snacks available by this date – to be confirmed!

THIS WEEK: Repair Cafe Saturday 13th July

Spanners and a label on a desk

Back again this year: Maidenhead’s successful Repair Café gives people’s broken or worn-out possessions a new lease of life! See people like yourself rebuilding, repairing and recycling things that might otherwise be thrown away. Open again in our ECO-Action Hub.

Please register here if you wish to bring something for repair to reserve your time-slot: Or feel free to email the Repair Café team on repair.maidenhead@gmail.com.

We open from 10:00 to 15:00. Repair skills available at this next event include:
– small electrical items (excludes microwaves and large items)
– laptops/computers, phone repairs (except screen repairs)
– IT assistance(e.g. anti-virus, software updates)
– glass repairs, book binding, fixing picture frames
– basic woodwork, small furniture items
– sewing and mending, textiles repairs

We aim to fix anything, our volunteers love to solve problems!

Look out for our future dates in 2024!

HOLD THE DATE: “Climate Trauma: Finding Our Power” Workshop

  • Struggling with anxiety about climate change?
  • Keen to take positive action but uncertain where to start?

Join this workshop “Facing Climate Trauma: Finding our Power”. Connect with others in the local community, get new perspectives on our personal and collective challenges, and clarity on next steps we can take.

  • When: Monday 16th September 6:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Where: Maidenhead Community Centre, 4 Marlow Road SL6 7HY
  • How much: As a ‘pilot’ event tickets are discounted at £15. (*usually £35)
  • What next: Book your tickets here on Humanitix: Finding our power workshop

Maidenhead Candidates’ Climate Statements – Election 2024

This is a very important 2024 General Election at a critical time for our country, our climate, and the planet. Not sure who to choose to vote for in Maidenhead?

We asked all Maidenhead candidates earlier last week for ‘climate statements’ on their ‘green credentials’ and how the intend to help Maidenhead at this critical time.

Four candidates replied. Their responses are posted below: please do read – we hope this, together with this ranking from Greenpeace here helps inform your Climate Vote choice!

Climate Statement: Andrew Cooney – Green Party …

Climate Statement: Josh Reynolds – Liberal Democrat

Climate Statement: Jo Smith – Labour …

Climate Statement: Yasir Qazi – Independent …

We also reached out to and as of today have yet to hear back from:

  • Timothy Birt – Social Democratic Party
  • Tania Mapthis – Conservative and Unionist Party
  • George Wright – Independent

Repair Cafe Saturday 13th July

Spanners and a label on a desk

Back again this year: Maidenhead’s successful Repair Café gives people’s broken or worn-out possessions a new lease of life! See people like yourself rebuilding, repairing and recycling things that might otherwise be thrown away. Open again in our ECO-Action Hub.

Please register here if you wish to bring something for repair to reserve your time-slot: Or feel free to email the Repair Café team on repair.maidenhead@gmail.com.

We open from 10:00 to 15:00. Repair skills available at this next event include:
– small electrical items (excludes microwaves and large items)
– laptops/computers, phone repairs (except screen repairs)
– IT assistance(e.g. anti-virus, software updates)
– glass repairs, book binding, fixing picture frames
– basic woodwork, small furniture items
– sewing and mending, textiles repairs

We aim to fix anything, our volunteers love to solve problems!

Look out for our future dates in 2024!

Children’s Eco Art with Artspiration – Saturday 6th July

Drop in & Get Involved! Artspiration are running a fantastic series of children’s eco & sustainability art- workshops in our Nicholson Centre on Saturday 6th July. AND they have an art exhibition on 6th and 7th July next to the Cycle Hub in the Centre.

All workshops are focused on children (ages 5-11 years), and run by Arts Award students from Artspiration, our local school of drawing and painting for children and adults. All materials are sullied & sponsored by Artspiration.

Eco Action Hub Workshops Timing:
From 2:00 – 2:45pm
From 3:00 – 3:45pm
From 4:00 – 4:45pm

Artspiration Exhibition & Prize Venue: Unit 73, Queen’s Walk, Nicolson Centre SL61LB

More information on Artspiration:
Artspiration – School of Drawing and Painting
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Voting for the Climate in 2024!

So many conversations from so many parties & politicians wanting your vote:

  • What’s the stance of each party on the key climate issues?
  • What’s their actual track record on delivery on the climate?
  • What are they promising if you vote for them on July 4th?
  • What influence will they really have locally and globally?!

So many questions – do you need some help? This episode of Rare Earth (a great series we really recommend) can help you think through all these issues and help you decide where you may place your vote for the Planet!

Rare Earth – Environment and the General Election – BBC Sounds

Learn how to upcycle furniture!

What’s happening: Interested in refreshing and upcycling furniture? This workshop session is for you! It’s being run by one of our partners who are experts upcycling with style! Have a look at some of their work here: “RetroEnterior”

What will you learn: RetroEnterior will teach stenciling techniques using different medium, like brush, roller, sponge and how to create different looks and great patterns with stencil.

  • What Next? Come to the Hub no booking required!
  • When: From 11:00 to 12:00 on Saturday 13th July
  • Where: Eco Action Hub, Nicholson Centre  SL6 1LB

VOTE CLIMATE!

Greenpeace Climate Vote

You probably know that Greenpeace currently has a ‘Climate Vote’ initiative to try to persuade people to vote in the General Election for the Climate?

Greenpeace say “Climate Voters commit to voting based on which candidate has the best proposals for addressing the climate crisis in a way that also prioritises fixing the economy, social inequality and injustice in the next election.”

“Climate Voters will spark a race to the top among the major political parties on climate and nature. They will maximise the number of MPs with stronger climate policies in the next parliament, and they’ll also hold the next government to account.”

“At the heart of our plan to do this is having face-to-face conversations up and down the country.” We’ll all make a difference in this General Election by using the Greenpeace model. Talk to your friends and neighbours about being a Climate Voter!

Will you do this? Have a look at their website for more discussion topics, or come and talk to us at Eco Action Hub!