Monthly Archives: March 2019

Environmental Events Swansea 2019 Published

The 2019 Environmental Events Swansea booklet includes details of over
250 events taking place in and around Swansea from April to December. These include a wide variety of walks, talks, workshops and activities to encourage people of all ages to enjoy nature. Most of the events are FREE or at low cost so everyone can join in.
Look out for several special events and festivals during the year, such as Spring Clean Cymru in April; Wales Nature Week, Gower Walking Festival and Bike Week UK in June; the Beach Sculpture Festival in July; the Gower Show in August and the annual Green Fayre in November.
The Further Information section at the back of the booklet provides details of over 40 local organisations and projects that organise events and activities linked to the environment.

To download a copy – click here.

Sustainibbles Are Here

The Environment Centre is really pleased to now have a new fabulous range of paper-packaged foods. A great variety of products from our new suppliers Sustainibbles, who are based in Bridgend.
Sustainibbles aim is to help our community buy their grocery essentials without single use plastic, in an easy and accessible way. 
Through the use of paper bags, buying these products can help to reduce the ever-growing issue that is single use pack. 
The Environment Centre shares this goal and decided to support them by selling in our shop those new plastic free packaged merchandise.
The current stock includes pasta, rice, pulses, oats and flour and we are hoping to extend the range in the future. 
As well as being in recyclable packaging some of these foodstuffs are also organic.
This kind of packaging isn’t our first attempt at reducing non-decomposable materials in the world (starting from Swansea!).  We also sell bottle of house cleaning and personal hygiene liquids from Ecover, Bio-D, Suma and Faith in Nature and you once have bought the first one you can refill it here at The Centre as many times as you want, at a reduced cost.
If you want to try the new plastic-free products, or start your refilling habit, pop down to the shop!
We are open from 10am to 4pm from Tuesday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

Judy Roots Pop Up Cafe

27th July 10.30 – 2.30 here at the Centre

Judy will be serving delicious climate-friendly food, including salads, summer mediterranean tart, and a range of vegan, veggie and gluten-free cakes.

Just drop in!


Creative Writing, Saturday 30th March

Saturday 30th March, 10am-12pm

A creative writing course with a difference!

We will read and discuss some short poems on pollution and climate change. Then we will use these poems to inspire us to write our own poems and shorts stories.

  • pre-booking essential
  • £5 per person
  • includes materials and refreshments


The Rise of Flexitarianism, Saturday 23rd March

Saturday 23rd March, 10am-1pm

An interactive cooking demonstration by Judy Roots, exploring the new planetary health diet, with delicious plant-based dishes to help us be more climate and animal friendly, improve our health and get inspired.

  • Limited spaces
  • Pre-booking essential
  • £5 per person
  • Includes materials and refreshments

Towards a One-Planet Swansea

On Monday 13th May, the Environment Centre hosted a talk by local author David Thorpe who launched his new book – One Planet Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits and posed the question ‘How can the increasing human population survive and thrive while repairing the damage done to nature by reducing our ecological footprint. David gave a presentation which set out a system for communities to declare an intention to become ‘one planet’ and there followed an open discussion on how Swansea could become the first  ‘one planet’ city and how to tackle the climate emergency.

A copy of David’s talk is available below, and you can email him to find out more or get your copy of his book at hello@davidthorpe.info

The event was part of the Working With Nature series organised by The Environment Centre in partnership with Natural Resources Wales and Swansea Environmental Forum.

Annual Meadow Seed Mix

Now on sale in the Environment Centre shop 10g packs of Cornfield Mix Seeds. Sow in your garden and help make Swansea a more colourful place! You will help our pollinators, such as bees, and enjoy a stunning and ever changing display – dainty whites, blues, pinks and reds from late spring to gorgeous autumnal colours later in the season.

The packs are sold at £3.50 each. Come get them as soon as possible, they must be sown by 2020.