Events with WILD ABOUT DATCHET

23rd March 11am Datchet WI Hall

We’re running this really popular event again, this time in Datchet with Wild About Datchet.

Thinking about getting a heat pump? Got lots of questions? Need to talk to an expert?

  • Do they make economic & environmental sense?
  • How can you get the best deal and outcome?
  • What’s best and are they the right thing for you?

Hear from our experts who have the answers, practical experiences, and have ‘lived’ with them? Put your questions to our specialist panel chaired by Peter Gibbs (From BBC R4 Gardeners’ Question Time and our local ‘Weather Man’). Find out if heat-pumps will work for you.

From 11:00 too 12:30 Saturday 23rd March at Datchet WI Hall.

To ask a question, book on Eventbrite

CleanConscience for Christmas!

At the Eco Action Hub we sell products from CleanConscience, and they are the perfect gift for Christmas! We have luxury brands such as the White Company and Elemis!

How are CleanConscience reducing waste?

CleanConscience works alongside hotels and toiletry manufacturers to ensure that the maximum amount of partially used hotel soap and toiletries are recoveredre-purposed and redistributed for the benefit of those most in need of hygiene.

Large re-fill containers are made up of partly used bottles and tubes that are kept separate in batches of the same brand and sorted into type – shampoo, body wash, conditioner and body lotion.

Full or almost full bottles are sanitised by our regular volunteers, ready for placement into CareKit™ toiletry packs.

By buying CleanConscience products from the Hub, you are getting someone a great gift, as well as supporting an amazing initiative!

Find out more about the incredible efforts of CleanConscience on their website: https://www.cleanconscience.org.uk/

THIS WEEK: Repair Cafe – Saturday 9th December

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Last time 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!

Plant-Based Eating Inspiration – 7th October

How can you help your health, reduce your own ‘carbon footprint’, or save on your food budget – and all while feeling good about making a difference? Plant based eating!

Drop-in & see, talk & be inspired: We’ve got ideas all ready to share with you!

We’re supporting RBWM this week in their promoting Plant-Based Eating to encourage everyone to buy seasonal foods, grow their own vegetables, to know they’ll feel satisfied with eating the right nutrients from plant-based foods. It’s a big week and a great message!

Drop into the Hub on 7th October: Our friendly experts will be on-hand ready to talk with you about plant-based eating, growing your own, saving money, being more self-sufficient.

  • Grow your own vegetables: Talk to our ‘experts’ and get tips on how to grow in a garden or a window-box, from seeds or plants. Come away with practical ideas to get you started!
  • Buy ‘better’ vegetables: hear why it’s ok to buy wonky vegetables (which may be cheaper), where to get them (or delivered if you want) and ideas to cook tasty meals with them.
  • Plant-based cooking: what do do with all those lovely vegetables; slow-cook, roast, stew? Add proteins and pulses? Make amazing salads? Get great recipe ideas and real meals!

All sessions run from 11:00 – 14:00 on Saturday 7th September. Simply drop-in & chat about plant-based eating. And also look at all the other fantastic information to help in the Hub!

… and look out for more information from us or RBWM on Plant-Based Eating this month!!

LAST CALL: “Imagine a brighter future” Workshop this Saturday

Join us for a fun and interactive family workshop, where we will use collage art to explore ways to create a brighter future for ourselves and our loved ones. This event is all about coming together as a community and envisioning a better tomorrow.

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We will engage in various activities and discussions aimed at inspiring positive change. From brainstorming ideas to sharing personal experiences, we will encourage everyone to actively participate and contribute their unique perspectives.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or a child, this workshop is open to all ages. Together, we will explore topics such as sustainability, personal growth, and fostering a sense of community. By the end of the event, we hope to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference. And take home some commemorative collages!

  • Our interactive workshop in the Hub is for children and adults of any age. Inspired by Rob Hopkins Imaginarium. It starts at 10:30 and will finish around 12:00 on 23rd September
  • It’s for people of any age from 7 to 77 (or more) and it gets parents and children working together around the table, and sharing thoughts, fears, ideas and a feeling of success. 

How to book on the workshop:

Here are some collages from other workshops:

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Come and join us at ECO Action Hub – The Nicholson Shopping Centre for a workshop filled with laughter, learning, and connections. Let’s imagine a brighter future together!

Plant-Based Eating Drop-In – 7th October

How can you help your health, reduce your own ‘carbon footprint’, or save on your food budget – and all while feeling good about making a difference? Plant based eating!

Drop-in & see, talk & be inspired: We’ve got ideas all ready to share with you!

We’re supporting RBWM this week in their promoting Plant-Based Eating to encourage everyone to buy seasonal foods, grow their own vegetables, to know they’ll feel satisfied with eating the right nutrients from plant-based foods. It’s a big week and a great message!

Drop into the Hub on 7th October: Our friendly experts will be on-hand ready to talk with you about plant-based eating, growing your own, saving money, being more self-sufficient.

  • Grow your own vegetables: Talk to our ‘experts’ and get tips on how to grow in a garden or a window-box, from seeds or plants. Come away with practical ideas to get you started!
  • Buy ‘better’ vegetables: hear why it’s ok to buy wonky vegetables (which may be cheaper), where to get them (or delivered if you want) and ideas to cook tasty meals with them.
  • Plant-based cooking: what do do with all those lovely vegetables; slow-cook, roast, stew? Add proteins and pulses? Make amazing salads? Get great recipe ideas and real meals!

All sessions run from 11:00 – 14:00 on Saturday 7th September. Simply drop-in & chat about plant-based eating. And also look at all the other fantastic information to help in the Hub!

… and look out for more information from us or RBWM on Plant-Based Eating this month!!

“Imagine a brighter future” – Family Workshop 23rd September

Join us for a fun and interactive family workshop, where we will use collage art to explore ways to create a brighter future for ourselves and our loved ones. This event is all about coming together as a community and envisioning a better tomorrow.

We will engage in various activities and discussions aimed at inspiring positive change. From brainstorming ideas to sharing personal experiences, we will encourage everyone to actively participate and contribute their unique perspectives.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or a child, this workshop is open to all ages. Together, we will explore topics such as sustainability, personal growth, and fostering a sense of community. By the end of the event, we hope to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference. And take home some commemorative collages!

  • Our interactive workshop in the Hub is for children and adults of any age. Inspired by Rob Hopkins Imaginarium. It starts at 10:30 and will finish around 12:00 on 23rd September
  • It’s for people of any age from 7 to 77 (or more) and it gets parents and children working together around the table, and sharing thoughts, fears, ideas and a feeling of success. 

How to book on the workshop:

Here are some collages from other workshops:

Come and join us at ECO Action Hub – The Nicholson Shopping Centre for a workshop filled with laughter, learning, and connections. Let’s imagine a brighter future together!

Repair Café opens on 12th August!

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 12th August, in our ECO Action Hub.

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 12th August, 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!

Kids’ Clothes Swap – This Saturday!

Don’t forget: Kids’ Clothes Swap in collaboration with animal army on Saturday 15th July. Shop other kids’ wardrobes and help reduce clothing waste – Save money and the planet!

Help reduce clothing waste, refresh your kid's wardrobes!

Kids grow quickly and keeping them in clothes that fit can be a financial challenge.

Swapping means you can upgrade their wardrobes for just a few pounds. And EVERY TIME you swap any unwanted piece of clothing you extend its lifecycle and reduce its carbon footprint!

Come to our ECO Action Hub Kids’ Clothes Swap in collaboration with animal army on Saturday 15th July. Help reduce clothing waste, and get “new” clothes for your kids!

animal army working with ECO Action Hub for Clothes Swap 20th May 2023 is donating a collection of starter stock to help get the Swap going: Follow animal army on Facebook and Instagram to see their collection.

And remember:

  • You’re not swapping but ‘upgrading’ clothes from ones kids don’t wear to ones they will!
  • Our starter stock contains great brands, vintage pieces and new clothes with labels on.
  • 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!

More details (you’ll want to read these) See Kids’ Clothes Swap 15th July in events here.

ECO Action Families Fun Day 15th July

Come to the ECO Action Hub for one hour of workshops from 1100 to 1200 Saturday 15th July 2023. Get your family all involved in understanding how you all can be more eco-aware and climate friendly in what you eat and how you live as a family every day.

Why come?

  • Join in our kid-friendly workshops on ‘grow your own’, and on bio-diversity in the garden.
  • Discuss with families there what works best and what you can each do to make a difference.
  • With activities for you all to create and take-home meaningful mementos to make a difference now: grow your own beans or cress, or origami animals of species at risk.

What will the workshops cover?

  1. Activity one – eat local to save carbon and packaging: understand as a family the significant contribution that transport and packaging make to ‘food carbon’ and what can you all do?
  2. Activity two – eat in season to save carbon: hear about the carbon reduction benefits from eating food in season where possible, and what can families do together to help?
  3. Activity three – reduce local biodiversity loss: see how much biodiversity loss has already occurred in the UK and how we can help to begin to reverse the trend.

What else do I need to know?

  • Please book your ‘free ticket’ for this event on Eventbrite on this link: Eventbrite Link
  • Workshops will start at 11:00 but please come before and look around the Hub from 10:00
  • We also have our Kids’ Clothes Swap here in the Hub that day – check it out and swap!