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Royston Sustain-Ability 2021

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With COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November this year many local groups are holding events in the leadup to this critical meeting of world leaders in an effort to encourage a more locally focused appraoch to tackling climate change.

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Saturday, 23rd October

Covid safety

We hope that you will enjoy attending these events and we want you to do so in a way which ensures you can do so safely.

Please follow the advice given by the NHS and the government regarding self-testing and isolation where this is required. 

Go! Greener - Electric Vehicle Forum
9am to 1pm

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Civic Centre Car Park, near the Town Hall

Discover how to go greener by switching to an electrical vehicle or cycling as part of Sustain-Ability on Saturday, 23rd October in Royston.

Join electric vehicle drivers from Royston at the Civic Centre Car Park from 9:00 who will help answer all your questions about making the switch to electric. Whether you're wondering about the range of an EV, how much it costs or how to charge at home friendly owners will be on hand to talk you through their experience of running an EV.

If you're not quite ready to make the switch then you can discover more about the A10 cycling campaign to improve links between Cambridge and Royston and browse a range of stalls from other local organisations focused on sustainable transport.

Simply drop in at the Civic Centre Car Park between 9:00 and 13:00 on Saturday, 23rd October near the Town Hall and discover more about how you can go greener.

Plastic Free Champion Business
10am to 3pm

Heart to Earth, Kneesworth Street

Prize draw for the chance of winning a eco box worth £35.00, plus bamboo toothbrush giveaway with minimum spend TBC

Conservators of the Heath and Greens
11am to 2pm

Near the Heath Café

Conservators together with their Head of Conservation will be available near the the Heath Café to meet those who wish to obtain more information on their work in conservation and management of Therfield Heath. Look out for their flag on the day.

CIC / Early Connections drop in
1.30pm to 3pm

Keats Close, no booking required.

Early Connections CIC, sling and cloth nappy library for Royston and South Cambs will be available to provide information and answer any questions on reusable nappies, sustainable parenting and reusable menstrual hygiene products.

From tots to teens we have ideas to support you switching from throw away items to reusables and to minimise your impact on the environment and your budget.

Litter pick
2pm to 4pm

Meet at the Coombes Community Centre
Pre-registration required

SuperHome virtual open event
8pm

Virtual Open Day at Royston's Pioneer SuperHome.

Come and join us to view the very first SuperHome in Royston. Get ideas for how you could make your own house more sustainable and energy efficient, and tips on exactly how to go about it. You too could cut bills and help save the planet simply by making some changes to your house! There is bound to be something that almost everyone can do to improve the comfort standard or carbon footprint of their house. It doesn't even need to cost a lot. 

There's a lot to cover, so we are asking all participants to think about the aspects that interest them the most and will focus on those in the Open Day. 

Pre-registration essential

Sunday 24th October

CIC / Early Connections drop in
10am to 12.30pm

Keats Close, no booking required.

For details, see 23rd October.

Conservators of the Heath and Greens
11am to 2pm

Near the Heath Café

Conservators together with their Head of Conservation will be available near the the Heath Café to meet those who wish to obtain more information on their work in conservation and management of Therfield Heath. Look out for their flag on the day.

Tesco Community Garden open day
2pm to 4pm

Tesco Extra, Royston

Come and see what we have been up to in the garden, help plant a bulb, and give us your suggestions for how to shape the garden and what to grow in it! Activities for children.

More information about the garden is on the Nature page.

Tentshare - Tent Repair Service
2.30pm to 3.30pm

Outside 23 Icknield Walk

Bring you broken tents along for repair or donate them to be repurposed into something new!

For more information about Tentshare visit their website

Baldock EcoFest

Saturday, 30th October
10am to 3pm, Baldock High Street

“Chat Stalls” with local experts on a range of topics including -

Reducing food waste and growing your own.
Upcycling and crafting.
Recycling and composting.
Zero waste shop.
Adeptation and resiliance in the face of climate change
Baldock’s EcoChurch Group
Green spaces and helping the natural environment.
Cycling.
Climate-proofing our homes.

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Recent events

The group is working hard to put together interesting events and activities.

You can find out about our planned events via out Facebook pages.

Million Mile Clean

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Sunday, 16th May 2021

On Sunday 16th May Royston Environmental Group oragnised a litter pick in the streets around Icknield Walk as part of the national effort to clean a Million Miles of beaches, rivers, streats and mountains. The initiative, supported by Surfers Against Sewage, aims to be one of the most ambitious to help clean up the environment.

Inaugural litter pick

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Sunday, 10th October 2020

The group undertook a socially distanced litter pick in the Burns Road area of Royston on Saturday, 10th October. The only times the groups came together was to plan the routes for the pick and to collect the equipment at the end.

As you can see our small band made quite a haul. We also conducted a survey of the suppliers or manufacturer’s of the branded items we collected which was then added to a national database run by Surfers Against Sewage.