Repair Cafe Saturday 8th June

Tools on a wooden 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!

🌿🎉 THIS SATURDAY: ECO Action Hub’s 1st Anniversary Party! 🎉🌿

What’s Happening? We’re celebrating our first year – AND we’re celebrating YOU, our incredible community of eco-warriors. Here’s why you won’t want to miss this:

When: Saturday May 11th from 10:00 with the ‘grand opening’ at 11:00, cake and bubbles at 12:00 and events through the day in ECO Action Hub.

Inspiring Conversations: Connect with people on the same journey or just starting out: climate advocates, curious minds. Share stories, swap tips, learn how small actions can make a big difference for you & for the planet!

Meet Our Team and our Partners:  Our passionate team members will be there to chat with you about sustainable living, climate action, and biodiversity. Our partners (from the local “Wilds”, from the “Wildlife Garden Awards” and others will all be there too!

Meet Special Guests: We’re thrilled to welcome RBWM’s Karen Davies, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Biodiversity, along with her colleagues. They’ll be signing up for the 10% Challenge right alongside you!

Engaging Eco-Activities:

  • Seedling Swap: Bring your extra seedlings and exchange them with fellow gardeners.
  • Repair Cafe: Got a broken item? Our skilled repair volunteers will help fix it!
  • Library of Things: open for you to be able to pick items to take out ‘on loan’!
  • Banana Climate Game: A fun way to learn about carbon footprints and climate impact.
  • Jenga Challenge: Challenge yourself to answer eco-questions playing a giant Jenga game.
  • Personal Action Plan Sign-Up: Get personalised tips to reduce your environmental impact.
  • 10% Challenge: Commit to reducing your carbon emissions by 10%—we’ll guide you!
  • Young ECO-Warriors Story-Telling: for children from MDG at 11:15 / 13:15
  • Live Music: Relax and listen to gently soothing eco-friendly live music too!

Cake and Bubbles: And if that’s not enough there will be cake and champagne to go with the games and the swaps and the conversation … it’s a reward for your commitment to a greener planet!

🌎🌱 Together we can create a greener, healthier future. See you there! 🌎🌱

THIS WEEK: Repair Cafe Saturday 11th May

tools in garage?

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!

ECO Parenting: “potty-training” babies!

🚽💫Are you an expectant parent or already experiencing the joyous chaos of raising a baby aged 0-6 months? Find out how transform your potty-training experience!🚽💫

Join us at 11am on Friday, 17th May at the Hub and discover a revolution in potty training.

  • What is ec babies? A groundbreaking app to guide parents to success with potty training.
  • Who’s it for? Parents to be or with babies aged 0-6 months, keen to save money & the environment.
  • Reserve your FREE seat: Eventbrite tickets here

How does it help? In the face of an environmental & cost of living crisis, there’s never been a better time for new parents to try elimination communication (EC). This gentle approach to potty training early is good for the environment & saves you money. It also promotes healthy bowel and bladder development, and encourages communication skills.

ec babies graphic & app
  • Why do it? With EC, good bladder and bowel control and the ability to communicate toileting needs develop at a very early age, so many babies no longer require nappies by between 12 and 18 months of age.
  • What’s the benefit?: fewer nappies used in year 1, potty-trained altogether a year or two earlier than might be. For disposable nappies: less cost & less waste. For reusables: less laundry and energy consumption. AND health benefits too!
  • Is EC a new thing? The EC approach is common in cultures around the world from Vietnam to Alaska; just a couple of generations ago it was common in the UK too. Unfortunately, the methods have been largely forgotten here.

Tell me more! ec babies guides, motivates, and supports parents and carers willing to give EC a go. We’ve worked hard to make it the best we can. After much prototyping and testing we have something ready to go. If you would like to help evaluate (and maybe even test) our latest offering we’d love to hear from you.

Find out more at www.ecbabies.org

Repair Cafe Saturday 11th May

tools in garage?

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!

Get Swapping and Growing!

We’ve got two swaps coming up for you. The first is in Datchet (perfect for people on the Windsor side of the borough) on Saturday 27th April. The second is during our anniversary event at the hub on Saturday 11th May.

You can bring well labelled seedlings along to the hub on the Thursday and Friday before the events. Or bring them on the day of the swap. As with the last seed swap – all are welcome (new growers welcome!), the events are FREE and donations to the hub are welcome as it is run by volunteers.

We’re linking in with Wild About Datchet, Maidenhead Veg Growers, Wild Windsor and the Wildlife Garden Awards. So come and get involved!

POSTPONED: ECO Action Question Time: All about Solar Panels

Join us at the Braywick Nature Centre for an informative event all about solar panels!

Whether you’re a seasoned environmental enthusiast or just curious about sustainable energy, this is the place to be. Our panel of experts will answer all your burning questions about solar panels and how they can benefit both you and the planet.

Put your questions to our expert panel – which includes users and installers – chaired by Peter Gibbs (from BBC R4 Gardeners’ Question Time):

  • Richard Taylor, Your Energy Your Way
  • Hayley George, RBWM Solar Together
  • Ian Alexander: Solar Panels user

Timing: From 11:00 too 12:30 Saturday 18th May.
Early-Bird Tickets: 2-for-1 and Concession options: Tickets: Book here on Eventbrite!

Location: Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Road, SL6 1UU

  • FREE: Tea, Coffee, Biscuits.
  • FREE Parking at Braywick Nature Centre!!
  • Additional Overflow Parking: Braywick Leisure Centre (chargeable)
ECO Action QT: all about solar panels

🌿🎉Join Us at the ECO Action Hub’s 1st Anniversary Party!🎉🌿

What’s Happening? We’re celebrating our first year – AND we’re celebrating YOU, our incredible community of eco-warriors. Here’s why you won’t want to miss this:

When: Saturday May 11th from 10:00 with the ‘grand opening’ at 11:00, cake and bubbles at 12:00 and events through the day in ECO Action Hub.

Inspiring Conversations: Connect with people on the same journey or just starting out: climate advocates, curious minds. Share stories, swap tips, learn how small actions can make a big difference for you & for the planet!

Meet Our Team and our Partners:  Our passionate team members will be there to chat with you about sustainable living, climate action, and biodiversity. Our partners (from the local “Wilds”, from the “Wildlife Garden Awards” and others will all be there too!

Meet Special Guests: We’re thrilled to welcome RBWM’s Karen Davies, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Biodiversity, along with her colleagues. They’ll be signing up for the 10% Challenge right alongside you!

Engaging Eco-Activities:

  • Seedling Swap: Bring your extra seedlings and exchange them with fellow gardeners.
  • Repair Cafe: Got a broken item? Our skilled repair volunteers will help fix it!
  • Library of Things: open for you to be able to pick items to take out ‘on loan’!
  • Banana Climate Game: A fun way to learn about carbon footprints and climate impact.
  • Jenga Challenge: Challenge yourself to answer eco-questions playing a giant Jenga game.
  • Personal Action Plan Sign-Up: Get personalised tips to reduce your environmental impact.
  • 10% Challenge: Commit to reducing your carbon emissions by 10%—we’ll guide you!
  • Young ECO-Warriors Story-Telling: for children from MDG at 11:15 / 13:15
  • Live Music: Relax and listen to gently soothing eco-friendly live music too!

Cake and Bubbles: And if that’s not enough there will be cake and champagne to go with the games and the swaps and the conversation … it’s a reward for your commitment to a greener planet!

🌎🌱 Together we can create a greener, healthier future. See you there! 🌎🌱

Take the 10% Carbon Reduction Challenge!

What’s it all about? We all know we need to reduce our carbon footprint, don’t we? We can see climate change is real, that there are global issues and local concerns. Can we afford to do nothing, or can we really make some changes ourselves and have an impact?

Can you make a difference? What can you do to really reduce carbon, save money, and equally importantly how will you feel if you do make changes? How much difference can you really make as a person, and how easy will it be? We can help you! 

Introducing the 10% Challenge: Understanding your personal and household’s carbon footprint, finding tools and approaches to become more aware, then being given plans, approaches, and support to reduce your footprint year on year is what the 10% Challenge is all about.

Tell me more? 

  1. We will help you calculate your carbon footprint today.
  2. Prioritize changes you can make (how easy, how expensive, what return).
  3. Build a plan with you to make a difference (travel, food, reduce/reuse, …)
  4. Show you how to keep assessing, planning, and making real changes!

What next? Come and see us and get some great ideas to start your journey and make a difference now. Sign up with us to get more help. We are open Thursdays to Sundays (here

Come to our Anniversary Party: we’ll have our team there ready to talk with you AND we’ll have special guests including RBWM’s Karen Davies (Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Biodiversity) and her colleagues signing up to and taking the 10% Challenge with you!!