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!

Repair Cafe – Saturday 9th March

Repairing drill

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 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:

Picture of collage artwork

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.