- Fundraising for a local primary school
- Saffron Acres Allotment project - grow your own food!
- Transition Leicester Opportunities
- Permaculture Courses
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Green Light Festival
Green Light is major one-day festival to celebrate and showcase sustainable living in Leicester, organised by local volunteers. Green Light 2013 is due to take place on Saturday 16th March from 11am to 6pm, and will be held in the Queens Building of DMU Campus on Mill Lane, Leicester.
The event features over 40 interactive stalls, over 30 expert talks and practical workshops as well as an art exhibition, music, local food, lots of useful information on going green at home and much more.
Leicester’s huge range of environmental community projects are on show, and the event shares lots of ideas for action that you can take at home, in business and in your local community.
To find out more about the Green Light Festival go to: http://greenlightfestival.org/
Or if you'd like to volunteer and help out at the event go to: http://greenlightfestival.org/get-involved/
Have you ever fancied growing your own organic and local fruit and veg? Do you enjoy outdoor exercise and meeting new people? We have already had a lot of interest in this but there is still space to get involved with this regular volunteering opportunity.
The first allotment day was a huge success! There will be more happening in the near future. for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we do on our conservation days?
- Chopping part of a meadow back
- Redistributing cuttings to spread plant species
- Ssing waders and a boat to get into the pond to take out overgrown lilies
- Chopping back brambles and collecting up leaves from around the pond to reduce silt build up in the pond.
- We’ll also do some litter-picking if necessary.
More to come in the summer!
Opportunities with Transition Leicester
Transition Leicester is a network of people that inspires action to make Leicester a thriving, sustainable and resilient community that we’ll love to live in. They develop local practical solutions to challenges such as climate change and the economic crisis. They currently have the following volunteer opportunities:
- Fundraising assistant
- Social network and listings coordinator
- Press assistant
- Events assistant
- Website editor
- Swap Shop Volunteer
- Craft and sign painting
- Transition Leicester Steering group member
- Programme coordinator and distributor
- Film coordinator
Permaculture courses - learn to live sustainably
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about sustainable living and how you can make a positive change for yourself and your community.
Previous participants have said:
"What is permaculture? Survival skills for the 21st century" - John P
"Super inspiring" - Tanya
You can take part in the introductory weekend on the 20/21 October or take the full course which happens over 12 days during weekends from January to October 2013.
For more information, contact Sam Woods on email@example.com or 07890 587611.