The next in our now regular series of households giving things away, to clear clutter, get some great ‘new’ stuff for your house, and to meet people in your neighbourhood.
Just sign up – e-mail email@example.com to let us know you’re taking part.
Then on the day put out your stuff at the front of your house, to sell, swap or give away.
Items can include books, toys, DVDs, clothes, shoes, leftover tins of paint, spare bits of wood, furniture items… (Please take care not to block pavements or access ways, and tidy up anything not taken by the end of the event).
There will be lots of local households taking part. Tell your neighbours and friends, put up posters, invite neighbours to join in and clear their stuff too!
We’ll post here a list of all the addresses we know of, so that people know where to find you.
We can also provide posters to display in windows, laminated posters to be displayed outdoors and balloons to attach to your door/gatepost.
So… all you need to do now to register is e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Pie Waller on 07761 642160 if you would like posters or balloons.
Please be responsible for posters that you put up – and take them down after the event. Also please be sure to tidy away any leftover items at the end of Street-re-Cycle.
And most of all: take this chance to meet your neighbours – clear out your cupboards and sheds and have some good green fun.
Here’s news of a great event this weekend which Planet South Bank is supporting.
Helpful Hacks and Savvy Swaps
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the media coverage about plastic pollution and climate change?
Perhaps you’d like to try one or two greener options at home but you just don’t know where to start?
You’re not alone! Come along to this fun and family-friendly event and pick up a couple of easy ideas that work for you.
We will be showcasing simple solutions to help you and your family trounce tricky topics such as recycling and reducing plastic.
Bring along any items in your wardrobe that you’d like to swap for something new, or perhaps upcycle or restyle!
Have a go at some upcycled craft activities, and enjoy a cuppa and some cake!
Following the recent BBC War on Plastic series (do watch on iPlayer if you missed them – simultaneously depressing and inspiring https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0005xh7/war-on-plastic-with-hugh-and-anita), one of our Planet South Bank members took up the challenge and returned some plastic ‘feedback’ to a local supermarket in York.
The staff were somewhat baffled, but a friendly conversation followed and they were encouraged to watch the series for themselves. Seeing David Attenborourgh join in the encouragement to return our single use plastics is enough to inspire anyone…..and maybe if enough of us engage with supermarkets in this way it will help change pratices sooner than we imagine.
The eco pantry/zero waste shop ‘The Bishy Weigh’ on Bishopthorpe Road is another way to cut down on the plastics we bring into our homes. The shop is also collecting a number of items for recycling, such as plastic pens and toothbrushes, so do check out what you can deposit in the shop as well as what food you can take away. Just don’t forget to bring your own packaging….
And a good way to re-use plastic punnets is to come on down to our community garden in the grounds of St Clement’s church and fill them with soft fruit. Please help yourselves.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon recently we gathered for a BBQ at the community garden in the grounds of Clement’s Church. It was a great chance to enjoy some of the fruits of our labours, including fresh lettuce from the garden and gooseberry cake. We didn’t manage to grow the burgers (!) but did enjoy some very tasty home cooking, including fresh bread as well as a range of delicious cakes.
There are plenty of soft fruit in the garden ready for picking at present, so do pop down (with a punnet) and help yourself. Look out for the small pink gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, red and blackcurrants. Our next gardening session is Sunday 3 August at 4pm so feel free to join us then if you can.
A community-led, participatory assembly for individuals and organisations who care about creating a sustainable future for all.
From Mark Alty on behalf of the One Planet York Leadership Team:
“THE CREATIVITY OF SUSTAINABILITY: York as a cultural capital” (part of the 2019 York Festival of Ideas)
A conference on thinking creatively about York’s future, and how urban communities can become more sustainable by engaging with new ideas, initiatives and activity.
Micro, micro, and me: what can the big picture teach us about how we can create change on a community level and a personal level? There may not be one big solution, but a thousand smaller actions can create big change.
Helen Graham and Phil Bixby from My Future York will talk about cultural project engagement and how to bring people together to collaborate creatively.
Catherine Heinemeyer from York Extinction Rebellion will discuss how the growing acceptance of the current climate emergency situation can open up a space for conversations and connections.
Christine Marmion-Lennon will speak on the subject of how joining in with groups to overcome loneliness and isolation can lead to sustained engagement with ideas.
New One Planet York chair Mike Bonsall will discuss “social platform for urban ecology”.
The conference will include networking and workshop time when individuals and groups can discuss the ideas being shared and contribute ideas on the subject of creative sustainability.
Hot drinks and sweet treats will be on hand to fuel our creativity! We encourage One Planet York pledgers to bring any printed material to share with attendees, letting them know who you are and what you do. We are expecting a good mix of students, businesses, and charities to be represented – this is a great event to help connect with the wider York community.
Monday 10 June 2019, 4.30pm to 7pm
Temple Hall, York St John University
Open to the public