Open again: Maidenhead’s 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. Opening again on 10th June, in our ECO Action Hub.
“In the workshop, we will show people how to prepare a surface for painting and what different types of eco-friendly paint are available. We will teach you how to paint a surface using a roller and also share with you our stenciling technique.”
While here have a look around at furniture they have recycled, and all the other tips and tricks you can pick up from the ECO Action Hub. Read more about RetroInterior here: Link
DraughtBusters visit people’s homes to help them cut down draughts and heating costs – it’s a free service offered by volunteers. To find out more, send an email to email@example.com
See you on the 27th of May in the Hub! The DraughtBusters team will be there and available to talk to. You can hear about what they do, savings you might make and then schedule a visit for DraughtBuster advice
Don’t forget: Our inaugural ECO Action Hub Clothes Swap in collaboration with animal army on Saturday 20th May. Shop other people’s wardrobes and help reduce clothing waste.
animal army is working with us and donating from their collection a starter stock including: vintage 60’s, a denim collection and summer tops and dresses from top brands such as COS, Zara, Scotch & Soda, Stella McCartney, adidas and Nike. Have a look at some of the great clothes ready to swap in this video on Facebook: Clothes Swap Video or on Vimeo: Clothes’ Swap Video
You’re not just swapping but upgrading clothes from ones you don’t wear to ones you will!
Our starter stock contains designer brands, vintage pieces and brand new clothes with labels on. You might be looking for pieces to wear or resell on Vinted or other platforms.
All clothes are steam cleaned & hung on rails or folded on tables, so it’s easy to shop!
We think you’ll find this a great experience and great value for money!
We opened in April and have had over 500 visitors! We’re getting even more active in the ECO Action Hub and in the local community. Now we’re recruiting a Hub Manager to help expand our mission: ‘to inspire local people to do more to address the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.’
The Hub Manager has a crucial role in this. They will become essential to ensuring the successful establishment and running of this dynamic centre with its very varied activities.
If you are passionate about promoting sustainability and biodiversity, if you have attributes and skills to inspire local people and small businesses to take positive action in the Climate Emergency, we would love to hear from you.
Thinking of volunteering? Coronation messages highlighted the urgent need for us to conserve our Planet. Let’s build on this momentum!
It’s a great time to help support Maidenhead’s Eco Action Hub. Our mission is to inspire everyone to take some additional sustainable steps. Please could you spare some time to volunteer at the Hub – you can make a difference just having conversations with people.
Even if you can only spare a little time, we would love to hear from you and talk over what you’d be able to do to help us promote our sustainability messages at the Hub.
The production of school uniforms requires the use of natural resources, such as water, energy, and raw materials, which can have a significant environmental impact. The production process can also result in the release of harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Additionally, the transportation of school uniforms from the manufacturer to the school can also contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. This is especially true for schools that order uniforms from overseas manufacturers.
Another environmental impact of school uniforms is the disposal of old or unused uniforms. Many schools require students to purchase new uniforms each year, which can result in a significant amount of textile waste. While some schools have implemented uniform recycling programs, the majority of uniforms still end up in landfills.
Watch the short video below on:
Using recycled plastic bottles to produce uniforms