Pinehurst Litter Pick with North Wilts RSPCA

RSPCA North Wiltshire and Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN) are working together to provide this event as part of the Plastic Free Swindon campaign. Plastic and other waste products pose a very real threat to wildlife, birds and other animals: https://swindonclimate.org/rspca_plastic_free/ So, we’re going to do something positive about it. We will clean up Pinehurst making it nicer and safer for animals and humans, caring for our environment. We will use some of the plastic collected in this event for art projects as part of Plastic Free Swindon. There will be people who work for RSPCA North Wiltshire and SCAN at the event so it will be a good opportunity to find out about the work that goes on in Swindon. We will meet outside of the front of Pinetrees Community Centre. Children must be supervised by responsible adults. Please bring sensible clothes and be prepared for all weathers. This is[…]

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Film – Addicted to Plastic

Addicted to Plastic – From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. For better and for worse, no ecosystem or aspect of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. Addicted To Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses, why there’s so much of it and what we can do about it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up. We are pleased to be showing the film as part of the Plastic Free Swindon campaign. The film provides an excellent, well-rounded overview of plastics. We will have a discussion about the issues that the film brings up, possible solutions and ways to get involved to make much-needed positive changes. Tuesday, 3rd of July, 18:45 – 21:15, Central Community[…]

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SCAN Launch Plastic Free Swindon

Swindon Climate Action Network are pleased and excited to announce the Plastic Free Swindon campaign; a collection of events and actions to engage and collaborate with the people, organisations and institutions of Swindon. Events will include art creation, a community clean-up for our animal friends, live music, films, creative competitions, a plastic-free blog, articles written by local groups and people and more… We launch this campaign on World Environment Day, the 5th of June 2018, a UN initiative which, this year, addresses plastic. Swindon will play its part and we encourage you to get involved!! The campaign will incorporate Speak Up Week, which runs from the 30th of June to the 8th of July, encouraging us to influence our MPs to make good choices on our behalf. We will be challenging the people of Swindon to sign up to Plastic Free July and encourage others to do the same. Going plastic[…]

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