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February 2021

Workshop: Guess the food footprint

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Workshop: learn how to guess the carbon footprint of foods with Mel Gould from Footpaths. Come to a short workshop and play the Footpaths food game. You should leave able to estimate the carbon footprint of most foods, and with an understanding of which foods have high and low carbon footprints and why – and no, it really isn’t primarily about food miles and packaging! Footpaths: Routes to a greener life is a member of our Climate Coalition.

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Workshop: Think like a tree

February 14 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Think like a Tree with Samantha Woods. This workshop will be an interactive introduction to Think Like a Tree – a design system created by Sarah Spencer. All living things share natural principles that allow them to grow, stay healthy, be adaptable, develop resilience, become connected and pass on what they’ve learned. Think Like a Tree helps us to access the wisdom of the forest so we can live happier, healthier and more productive lives ourselves – especially important in…

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Talk: Restoring our railways, the Ivanhoe Line

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Talk: Restoring our railways, with Bruce Wakley from the Campaign to Reopen the Ivanhoe Line (CRIL).  The Ivanhoe Line runs from Burton to Leicester and was closed to passenger services in 1964. CRIL started in 2018 and is one of the ten winners in the first round of schemes competing to win government backing as part of the Restore Your Railway initiative, launched by the government in March 2020. This talk details what has happened since the line was closed…

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Climate food show, part 1

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Climate Food show: learn to cook delicious (and mostly simple) low carbon-footprint food from around the world and hear the cooks thoughts on climate change as they cook. Cooks and foods so far: Lentil and tomato soup from Marcus Laming: “Lentil and tomato soup is good for the environment because basil and tomatoes can be grown in your own garden so you don’t have to get them from another country in a shop.” Fröknäcke, Swedish seed crackers from Vendela…

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Workshop: Introduction to Permaculture

February 15 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Mon 15th Feb, Workshop: Interactive Introduction to Permaculture with Transition Leicester’s Sam Woods. Permaculture methodology helps us to design our lives according to three ethics of Care of the Earth, Care of People and Fair Shares. The design tools and processes which make up the body of permaculture thought, have been evolving since the concept first emerged in the 1970’s. They assist with leading meaningful and productive lives whilst treading lightly upon the Earth. Climate activist and facilitator, Samantha Woods…

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Climate food show, part 2

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Climate Food show: learn to cook delicious (and mostly simple) low carbon-footprint food from around the world and hear the cooks thoughts on climate change as they cook. Cooks and foods so far: Lentil and tomato soup from Marcus Laming: “Lentil and tomato soup is good for the environment because basil and tomatoes can be grown in your own garden so you don’t have to get them from another country in a shop.” Fröknäcke, Swedish seed crackers from Vendela…

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Faith and the climate: how is faith interlinked with caring about climate change?

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Do our religions ask us to act to prevent climate change? What are the similarities and differences between the faiths on this subject? Short talks by speakers from the Leicester’s Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities, as well as Hindu Climate Action and EcoSikhUK, followed by a discussion. Our speakers so far are: Leicester Muslim, Aamenah Patel. “God has placed us as custodians of the Earth. As Muslims, we can draw from the Quran and the life of Prophet Muhammad to…

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Workshop: Learn to make a T-shirt hankie

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Workshop: Learn to make a T-shirt hankie, with Zina Zelter of Footpaths. Hankies make great gifts - so soft on your nose when you have a streaming cold - and are an easy way to learn to sew. T-shirts wear out but they are absorbent and washable - perfect for hankies. You will need to bring the following to this workshop: an old soft T-shirt which is past wearing, a needle, good scissors and sewing cotton. Pins would be useful…

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Climate food show, part 3

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Climate Food show: learn to cook delicious (and mostly simple) low carbon-footprint food from around the world and hear the cooks thoughts on climate change as they cook. Cooks and foods so far: Lentil and tomato soup from Marcus Laming: “Lentil and tomato soup is good for the environment because basil and tomatoes can be grown in your own garden so you don’t have to get them from another country in a shop.” Fröknäcke, Swedish seed crackers from Vendela…

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Concert: Songs for a Changing Climate

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert: Songs for a Changing Climate by Camilla Cancantata, composer, musician and climate activist. Reflections in words and music on the times we live in. It’s time for humans to stop imposing change on everything else around us, and start to change ourselves. Time’s running out –  can we learn to co-exist with the rest of life on this planet and finally call a halt to wilful destruction? For more information and to watch some of Camilla's work go to…

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