Celebrate all things green – eight key events to try during York Environment Week

The Conservation Volunteers tree planting in 2019.
1 Dec 2020 @ 7.19 pm
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The first city-wide York Environment Week is in full swing – but there’s still lots to look forward to.

Running from 28th November to 6th December, York Environment Week 2020 (YEW2020) aims to celebrate and showcase the work of environmental groups active in the city.

The week is co-ordinated by York Environment Forum, which was established over ten years ago and play an active role in local consultation processes, as well as taking a proactive stance on engagement with topical issues.

York Environment Week 2020

York Environment Week 2020
Sat, November 28 - Sun, December 6

Outdoor events have been able to go ahead, which is great news as it was thought these would have to be postponed due to the second national lockdown.

Though some physical events will be permitted, social distancing and other precautions will be in place.

But for those who wish to take part in the environmental activities from the comfort of their own home, there’s a variety of virtual events that include tours, talks and workshops.

Here are just some of the exciting events coming up in the next few days. From tree planting and maintenance, to an introduction to Rowntree Park’s Forest School, to how to build your own small solar panel systems – there is something for everyone to take part in.

Keep scrolling to see our highlights, and to see a full list of events happening for York Environment Week check out our listings here. For more information, please visit the York Environment Week website.

Get stuck in!

Kimberlow Hill and Diamond Wood Project

Kimberlow Hill and Diamond Wood Project
Thu, December 3 @ 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Kimberlow Hill
York University
York, YO10 5LA
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Our aims are to enhance re-wilding by habitat building and improvement on the site, plant more trees on the Hill and also to reclaim and recycle as many plastic tree planting tubes , stakes and cable ties as possible.

Hull Road Park Gardening Session

Hull Road Park Gardening Session
Thu, December 3 @ 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Hull Road Park
Hull Road
York, YO10 3AA United Kingdom
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Come and have a go at one of our weekly gardening sessions

Virtual excitement

Forest School – mud, mayhem or much more?

Forest School – mud, mayhem or much more?
Wed, December 2 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity of Forest Schools, but what makes it so different from outdoor learning?

Christmas, Recycled

Christmas, Recycled
Thu, December 3 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Founder Carole Green will guide you through the event’s development, the broader impact it has, and why she’d like there to be regular recycling events all around York, all around the year.

Electric Dreams: a brief history and future of our electricity grid

Electric Dreams: a brief history and future of our electricity grid
Thu, December 3 @ 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Join us on a trip through time as we explore the politics of power, how the National Grid came to being, and where it might be headed.

Your Mobile Phone and the Planet

Your Mobile Phone and the Planet
Fri, December 4 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

A discussion on the benefits and challenges of mobiles phones for the environmentally conscious

Small Solar Power Systems

Small Solar Power Systems
Sat, December 5 @ 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

This workshop shows how to put together a small stand-alone solar power system.

Exploring York Greenways

Exploring York Greenways
Sun, December 6 @ 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

York Greenways co-founder Peter Huxford gives an insider's view of York Greenways, and sets out why we should make the most of them