Epsom and Ewell's Green Week 2022

Epsom and Ewell's Green Week

24 September-2 October 2022

Epsom and Ewell's Green Week 2022 is part of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change.

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Green Week 2022 Events

There will be a range of activities and events taking place throughout the week. Booking details for events that require you to book a place (including all webinars) can be found here.

All Week: Saturday 24 September - Sunday 2 October

  • Eco Book Display at Epsom Library

Browse and borrow the latest books on environmental issues on display at the front of Epsom Library.

  • Green Week Borough Litterpick

Local volunteer group Keep Epsom and Ewell Tidy (KEET) are encouraging residents to carry out a litterpick in their local area during Green Week to help clean up the borough. To join in, just carry out a litterpick in your community during Green Week and if you'd like to, share photos with KEET on their facebook page. If you don't have litterpicking equipment you can borrow some from KEET, see their facebook page for more details.

Saturday 24 September

  • Eco Fair at St Martin's Church, 10am-2pm.

Organised by Sustainable Epsom and Ewell in conjunction with St Martin of Tours Church, the Eco Fair will offer practical ideas about what we can do individually and as a community around climate change issues. See here for more information. At St Martin of Tours Church, Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PX.

  • Eco Meet/Litter Pick, 2-5pm

Join Zoe for an hour or so litter picking then walk to the shops for a coffee/chat! Meet at Hollymoor Lane, Epsom. See here for more details.

Sunday 25 September

  • Tour of the Epsom & Ewell Tree Advisory Board tree nursery, 10.30am-1pm.

The Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board invite you to visit their tree nursery at the Alexandra Road/Bridle Road allotment site to see the trees being grown at the site, to find out more about the work of our local tree volunteer group and how you can get involved. Tours will start at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. Limited places, booking essential. Book your timed tour here.

  • Guided Cycle Tour of Epsom's Elms (2 hour bicycle ride), 1pm-3pm.

Join Elms over Epsom for a guided cycle tour of the surviving elms in Epsom, as part of Epsom and Ewell's Green Week. Howard Gregory, the founder of Elms over Epsom, will describe the various species and describe their environmental importance, history and identification. Donations invited to buy modern disease resistant varieties. Date: Sunday 25th September 2022, 1.00pm. Meet at Alexandra Recreation Ground, Alexandra Road, Epsom, KT17 4BU by Park View Cafe. Finishing at The Cricketers Inn, Stamford Green Road, KT18 7SR. Expected cycle ride 2 hours. Bring your own picnic. Limited places, booking essential. Book your place on the tour here.

Wednesday 28 September

  • Bicycles Will Save the World (webinar), 8pm.

An opportunity to hear from the Bicycles Will Save The World team, Arianna and Dan, about their recent record-breaking cycle trip around Europe. They cycled 7237 km to draw the shape of a huge bicycle across 7 countries of western Europe, as a reminder that transport alternatives to the car exist. In doing so they set an unofficial world record for the largest ever made GPS drawing (7237 km). They also beat the previous unofficial record for the biggest GPS drawing undertaken by bike. You can find out more about their trip here. To join the webinar book your place here.

Friday 30 September

  • Green Travel (webinar), 8pm.

Travel is an intrinsic part of many of our lives. The places we visit and the experiences we have become part of our identity. Today, we are increasingly aware of the negative impacts our travel can have, and a cultural shift towards living more consciously and responsibly means many of us are reassessing our travel priorities. Join us for this webinar and Q&A session to find out more about Green Travel from Richard Hammond; writer, filmmaker and founder of the award-winning travel website greentraveller.co.uk. To join the webinar book your place here.

Saturday 1 October

  • Walk the Shale Trail (10km walk), meet at 11am.

Meet: 11am at Horse Hill, RH2 8PP. Nearest rail stations are Redhill, Horley and Gatwick. Walkers can be collected from the station on the day.

Organised by The Horse Hill Protection Group, a walk between two shale oil extraction plants in Surrey (Horse Hill and Brockham), which the current operators are planning to expand. This walk has been planned to raise awareness of these sites and to connect with the local community.

Walkers wishing to take part in the Just Stop Oil action in London will be taken from Brockham to Dorking Station in order to join other activists in Parliament Square, taking with us the story of local ongoing fossil fuel licensing in the Surrey Hills.

During the course of the day we hope to be able to link the walk with the action in London and highlight the proximity and urgency of stopping UK fossil fuel licensing.

Distance: 6.5 miles (10km) linear walk

You can find out more about The Horse Hill Protection Group on their website or by following them on Facebook.

How to get involved!

This year we want to celebrate green initiatives in the borough and inspire more residents to live more sustainably.

We'd love to see lots of groups getting involved and organising events such as litter picks, nature trails, talks and more! Events don't have to be open to the public, we'd also like to highlight the great work that our community and youth groups do in the borough, whether it's an activity for a Guiding/Scout group to work towards their Environmental Conservation badge, or a school eco club activity.

We'll put together a programme of all the events taking place during Green Week so if you are planning something, please let us know the details using our Epsom and Ewell's Green Week - Submit an Event form.