Monthly Archives: January 2018

NEW Swansea Growing Spaces Green Map

Sustainable Swansea have produced a first edition of the online Swansea Growing Spaces green map, aiming to give people an idea of the wide range of different growing opportunities there are in the area. It includes places you can go for help and inspiration for starting on your own, and projects where you may like to grow in a community setting with others.
Growing your own plants or fruit and veg means that you get to control the quality of what you eat and, of course, the cost. It has other benefits too – working in a garden involves getting outside and exercising in the fresh air and will be of benefit to the environment, especially if the land was derelict or previously unused.

To view the online map click here or dowload a PDF here

 

 

Discover Fairtrade Gold: February 2018

The Environment Centre is hosting a photographic exhibition from the Fairtrade Foundation: Discover Fairtrade Gold, from 6th – 28th February 2018.
Up to 16 million men, women and children are pushed in to small-scale gold mining by poverty around the world. Faced with numerous challenges to earn a fair price for their gold, life is tough, conditions dangerous and livelihoods for most are precarious at best. You can support marginalised gold miners to improve their livelihoods and communities by encouraging others to choose Fairtrade Gold.
The Discover Fairtrade Gold photography exhibition is a set of 16 striking images, quotes and stories from gold mining communities in South America and East Africa which bring the challenges facing small-scale gold miners, and the difference Fairtrade can make to life.

The exhibition will be in the Centre’s Main Hall which is also used as a meeting room, so please check viewing availability in advance before making a special journey by calling (01792) 480200, or email info@environmentcentre.org.uk

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 will take place from 26th February to 11th March, find out more about Fairtrade in Swansea here

Heat Our Hall Appeal: Can You Help?

The Environment Centre is currently raising money to replace the heating system in the hall, can you help us to reach our target?

If you’re a regular user of the Centre, you’ll know that our heating system is old, inefficient, irreparable and in desperate need of replacing. As a small charity we do not have the funds to undertake such a large project, which is why we have launched this appeal.

Lots of local community groups and charities regularly use our hall including Swansea Carers Centre, Wheelrights, Swansea Organic Gardening Group, Swansea Friends of the Earth, Bikeability, The More Green Project, Women 4 Resources, Sustrans, RSPB, Swansea Ramblers, Oxfam, NCT, Barnardos, Helping Groups To Grow, and many more! It is used for training sessions, talks, board meetings, courses, meditation, tai chi, and film showings. We would love to provide a warm and welcoming meeting space for our users.

We will install a new energy efficient boiler to run in combination with our solar hot water panels on the Centre’s main roof, along with brand new heaters in the hall.

If you can help, please make a donation via our Local Giving page localgiving.org/appeal/heatourhall/. We have already raised over £3,000 to date (December 2017) so we are not far off our target of £5,000! We can also accept donations over the phone or by dropping money in in person. We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far.

For more information please contact info@environmentcentre.org.uk or call (01792) 480200.