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Carbon footprint workshop

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Thursday, 12th May 2022 at 8pm
via Zoom

Open at all Royston residents

Royston Environemntal Group is hosting an online worshop to help you reduce your carbon footprint. The workshop will last approximately 1 hour and is lead by Carol Stanier and Fiona Hughes of the Group. It will make use of the Cambridge Carbon Footprint online calculator which is a available here.

Prior registration is essential

This workshop is open to all residents of Royston but to attend you must have registered in advance. Details of the Zoom meeting will be circulated to those who have registered nearer the time.

Pre-register here

Litter Pick - Part of Plastic Free July

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Sunday, 3rd July 2022
2.00 to 4.00 pm

York Way play area

Royston Environmental Group is organising a litter pick starting at the York Way play area. The event will be part of the Plastic Free July initiative which is a global movement enabling people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution.

Pre-registration

If you’d like to join us we ask that you pre-register your interest as this helps us organise the event. We will be meeting at the York Way play area - What3Words : nurse.gymnasium.depostits

Pre-registration

Tesco community garden party

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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - 2pm to 4pm

The community garden near the Tesco store in Royston is welcoming guests at grden party in aid of nursing and health charities.

There will be lots of activities for childen and adults as well as cake and garden produce available.

More information on the charities supprted can be found here.

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Royston Sustain-Ability 2022

Dates for your diaries -
1st and 2nd October 2022

Royston Environmental Group is going to hold an even bigger Sustain-Ability event in 2022 than our inaugural one last year.

Work is underway planning  this environmental festival which will take place on the first weekend in October. There will be a promotional stall in the market on Saturday, 1st October with the main event the following day in Priory Memorial Gardens.

Much more information will be available nearer to the time, so keep the date in your diary and watch this space…….

Royston Sustain-Ability 2021

With COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November this year the Royston Environmental Group organised a number of 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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Some of the events from the weekend

Conservators of the Heath and Greens

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Highlighting waste issue, wildlife and a great community space

Conservators together with their Head of Conservation were 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. 

Tesco Community Garden open day

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One of Royston’s best kept secrets

A fantastic resource to help children discover how food gets from farm to fork.

More information about the garden is on the Nature page.

TentShare - Tent repair service

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Save money and enjoy the outdoors

An award winning enterprise recycling tents and other camping equipment. Tents can be repaired and repurposed into something new.

For more information about Tentshare visit their website

CIC / Early Connections drop in

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Help for parents-to-be

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

Litter pick

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The Wombles of Royston out and about again

The area targeted this time was in and around the Burns Road area of the town. There was quite a haul of discarded litter, all collected in about an hour and a half by band of volunteers.

SuperHome virtual open event

Virtual open day at Royston's pioneer SuperHome.

There was an opportunity to view the very first SuperHome in Royston and get ideas for how you could make your own house more sustainable and energy efficient and get tips on exactly how to go about it. It doesn't even need to cost a lot. There was something that almost everyone can do to improve the comfort standard or carbon footprint of their house.

Other events orgainsed by the Group

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 - Now something of an annual event

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Sunday, 20th March 2022

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Royston Environmental Group organised a litter pick in the Royston Skatepark and surrounding streets 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. If you have a FitBit or any type of pedometer you can record the distance you’ve walked, which will contribute the Million Miles.

Altogether, those taking part clocked up 10.52 miles and filled 14 sacks of rubbish! (Plus a hubcap, a perfectly usable football and a length of roofing felt!)

Thanks to all those who took part.

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.

Carbon Footprint Workshop - 3rd February 2022 (evening)

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Join us for a one hour guided workshop to help you take positive climate action by reducing your carbon footprint.

The Committee on Climate Change tells us that 60% of changes needed to reach Net Zero depend on behaviour changes of individuals. Here at the Royston Environmental Group we want to be part of the solution to the climate emergency, and by running this workshop we hope to spread awareness of how we can all be part of that change by addressing our own individual carbon footprints.

This workshop is designed to point you in the direction of how you can take positive climate action, by stepping you through how to calculate your carbon footprint and exploring how to tailor your climate actions so they are meaningful and relevant to you. It will cover what a carbon footprint is, look at the benefits of carbon footprint reduction, carry out an in depth run through of how to use Cambridge Carbon Footprint’s calculator, and will cover case studies of inspiring locals who are already demonstrating their climate leadership by addressing their carbon footprints. 

We will be running this session as an [insert online/in person] event. The workshop will take around 1 hour and there will be time for open discussions and questions around carbon footprints, climate action and other steps you can take to make a vital difference.

This workshop is a project of the Cambridge Climate Change Charter. The Charter is run by Cambridge Carbon Footprint and the City Council. It is working to build a community of climate leaders in Cambridge by giving individuals, households, businesses and organisations the opportunity to understand their carbon emissions and how to reduce them, providing a platform to make a pledge to take positive action.

We hope that this workshop will inspire you and that you will come away with ideas of how you can be part of building a sustainable future for Cambridge.

To take part sign up here

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