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TH Pop-up Sustainable Living Hubs go bi-monthly!

Going forward, we’re moving to bi-monthly hubs and we’re also shifting from the 4th to the 3rd Saturday of those months. The timing and the venue will remain the same, from 1-4pm at the Salvation Army in Thornton Heath).

Future hub dates for 2023 are as follows (put them in your diary now!):

– Saturday 20th May

– Saturday 15th July

– Saturday 16th September

– Saturday 18th November

We hope to see you visiting or even volunteering there!

Also, in between hubs, you can still find our Restart repair parties on a monthly basis, but at St Albans the Martyr church in Thornton Heath.  Timings will be kept the same as hubs (3rd Saturday of those months, 1-4pm) to try and avoid confusion and cement new timings into the public’s minds as best we can.  You can find out details by visiting our page on Restarters website here: Sustainable Thornton Heath (restarters.net).

We look forward to seeing you next time!

Saturday 25 February 2023 – last monthly TH Pop-up Sustainable Living Hub!

After this month, we’ll have a break until May 2023 and then we shift to a bi-monthly pattern, i.e. a hub every two months.

Saturday 25 February 2023

Same time 🕖 (1-4pm) and place (TH Salvation Army) as ever.

This month’s free workshops are …

A) We welcome Al & Chris from local business Hamsey Greens (https://hamseygreens.com/) who will be delivering 2 free sessions on micro-greens 🌱☘️🌿🍀– at 1pm and 2:15pm. These sessions will include:
• What are micro greens?
• The benefits of growing micro greens, including to health
• Live demo with participation
• Questions & tips for growing at home

They will also have a stall with materials, samples and grow packs. Sustainable Thornton Heath is funding up to 25 grow packs so that session participants can take away one of these per household for free. Further grow packs can be purchased from their stall.

B) Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans will be also running another free workshop this month at 1:30 & 2pm. This time you can learn how to make basic sushi rolls 🍆🌽🥦🥕🥢🍱 with a few simple ingredients. They will also cover some basic nutritional tips, namely the importance of eating a variety of colourful vegetables, wholefoods (not half foods), good fats (for your brain), as well as of getting enough water and exercise.

No need to book for either workshop but first-come first-served if it gets too busy!

Plus our usual offerings as follows …

1. FREE help with repairing your faulty or broken 🎮🎧📻📱💻🖨️📺 electrical & electronic items from Meg, Matthew, Ian & Michael: find out more details here: https://therestartproject.org/…/thornton-heath…/
2. Mouth-watering 🍰 sweet & 🍜 savoury vegan refreshments and 🫖 drinks lovingly made by Tracey from Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans and served-up with a 😁 smile by Catherine and other volunteers – don’t forget to bring your 🥤 reusable cup for a BIG discount!
3. Family Zone! including 🍅🪴🌱 seed planting ready for Spring (take your pot home and watch your plant grow!), ♻️ ‘The Bin Challenge’, 🎲 eco games, eco books, 🎨 art activities and Jiant Jenga led by Marian & team.
4. FREE 💡 energy advice from ⚡ Croydon Community Energy – plus you can learn about the amazing work it’s doing to help Croydon develop more of its own renewable energy.
5. You can also drop-off your unwanted 🎮📻🎧📲💻🖨️📺 IT devices with Clear Community Web which will either try and repair and redistribute them to people who need such items, or pass them onto trusted partners that will dismantle and recycle the parts.
6. FREE help with repairing your 🚴‍♀️ cycles from Channa.
7. FREE training on how to 🧵🪡 mend some of your own clothes 👖🧦👗 from Kavitha – bring along any items you would like to get help with.
8. Refills of 🛁🧴 Laundry liquid, Washing-up liquid, Hand soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Body wash – don’t forget to bring your own containers!
9. Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans will also be giving information on the benefits of eating more of a 🥕🥑🥦🍆🌽🍓🍅🍐🍑🍏🍍🍌🍉🍈 plants-based diet as well as inspiring recipe ideas and even FREE tasters.
10. Learn about the latest campaigns being run by Croydon Greenpeace, and how you can support them.
11. Find out whether your 🏧💰 bank and other financial service providers are helping or harming 👧 people & 🌍 planet by getting FREE access to Ethical Consumer Magazine’s rankings with the help of Suzanne.
12. FREE 👖🩳👔👕👗👚🧥 clothes swap – feel free to bring one item of clothing in a good, clean condition and in return you can take up to a bag of clothes away completely free.

📢 Help us spread the word and make sure you come and check us out!

CAN YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HELP US? We are eagerly looking for volunteers to help us run the hubs, especially those who can help us with digital marketing! If you might be able to help – or know someone that can – then please email us at sustainablethorntonheath@gmail.com.

28 January 2023 – the first TH Pop-up Sustainable Living Hub of the year!

Come and join us at the Salvation Army in Thornton Heath from 1-4pm to check out the exciting range of activities below:

This time we’re very lucky to have a FREE drop-in art workshop for both children & adults with Peckham artist Lyndon Mukasa! You can see some of his AMAZING work here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Mukasaart…. Just turn up, and so long as there is space you can receive free guidance, tips and inspiration from the legend himself! All materials are provided too!

Plus our usual offerings as follows:

1. FREE help with repairing your faulty or broken electrical & electronic items from Matt, Meg, Matthew, Ian, Donna & Michael: Find out more details here: https://therestartproject.org/…/thornton-heath…/

2. You can also drop off your unwanted  IT devices with Clear Community Web which will either try and repair and redistribute them to people who need such items, or pass them onto trusted partners that will dismantle and recycle the parts.

3. FREE help with repairing your cycles from Channa.

4. FREE training on how to mend some of your own clothes from Kavitha, Georgie & Sarah – bring along any items you would like to get help with.

5. Mouthwatering sweet and savoury vegan refreshments and drinks lovingly made by Tracey from Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans and served up with a smile by Catherine and various volunteers from MENCAP – remember to bring your reusable cup for a BIG discount!

6. Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans will also be giving information on the benefits of eating more of a plant-based diet as well as inspiring recipe ideas and even FREE tasters.

7. FREE energy advice from Croydon Community Energy – plus you can learn about the amazing work it’s doing to help Croydon develop more of its own renewable energy.

8. Refills of Laundry liquid, Washing-up liquid, Hand soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Body wash – bring your own containers!

9. Family Zone! Including ‘The Bin Challenge’, eco games, eco books, art activities and Giant Jenga led by Marian & team.

10. Find out whether your bank and other financial service providers are helping or harming people & planet by getting FREE access to Ethical Consumer Magazine’s rankings with the help of Suzanne.

11. FREE clothes swap – feel free to bring one item of clothing in good, clean condition and in return you can take up to a bag of clothes away completely free.

See you there!

Thornton Heath’s 4th monthly Pop-up Sustainable Living Hub

 

At the 4th hub we expect to be able to offer:

🚲 FREE cycle repairs, and from 1pm this time! (excluding parts)
– Lots of FREE information, advice and help from a range of local organisations and groups on: renewable energy & home energy advice (Croydon Community Energy); activism (Sustainable Thornton Heath); food growing🌱; diet (Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans) and ethical financial services 💷.
– Refills of bodycare and cleaning products, and other eco products (eCO2 Solutions) – don’t forget to bring your containers! 🧴
– Activities for kids in our Kids’ Zone including eco snakes & ladders, origami, Giant Jenga and this month fabric printing (BRING A T-SHIRT!)🎨 as well as the all-popular online Kahoot platform!
– Delicious sweet & savoury vegan refreshments🍰 – don’t forget to bring your refillable cup for a hefty discount! ☕
– FREE help with mending your clothes 🧵.
– FREE sock mending workshop 2-3pm (book your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/lets-mend-some-socks…)
– FREE item swaps 👕– feel free to bring one item of clothing in a good, clean condition and in return you can take up to a bag of clothes away completely free.
– Terracycle waste drop-off point.♻
 
Hubs take place on the 4th Saturday afternoon at the same time (1-4pm) and place (Thornton Heath Salvation Army) each month, except for July when the hub will take place on Saturday 30th July. We will also be taking a break from the hub in August and back from September as usual.
 
💥Put them in your diary – Spread the word 📢– Come check us out!
 
If you have time and perhaps skills you might be willing to share then please e-mail us at sustainablethorntonheath@gmail.com as we need help in a variety of areas. 

Join us at our monthly Pop-up Sustainable Living Hub on 28 May!

Join us at our 3rd monthly Pop-up Hub

This will be our third and will run on 28 May 2022, from 1-4pm, and every fourth Saturday of the month thereafter.

Check what’s on offer!

Everyone is welcome and entry is FREE!

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Join us at our first monthly pop-up Sustainable Living Hub on 26 March!

Join us at our first monthly pop-up Sustainable Living Hub on 26 March!

The first will launch on 26 March 2022, from 1-4pm, and run every fourth Saturday of the month thereafter.

And….there’s lots on offer!

 

Everyone is welcome and entry is FREE!

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Join us at our monthly pop-up Sustainable Living Hub! Poster and flyer

Help spread the word and join us for our pop-up Sustainable Living Hub!

They run every fourth Saturday of the month, from 1-4pm, in Thornton Heath.

And……there’s lots on offer!

 

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Can you help us promote our monthly pop-up Sustainable Living Hub?

 With just weeks to go to the launch, we’d love your help to spread the word of our monthly pop-up Sustainable Living Hub!The first is on 26 March 2022, from 1-4pm, and we’ll be posting more details in the next few days, but we have our general poster and flyers ready and we’d love your help to distribute them…

 

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Are you passionate about growing food and would like to inspire others?

We’re looking for one or more people to help put together and run a table on ‘Growing food and greening’ at our monthly ‘Pop-up Sustainable Living Hubs’.

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Join us for a social at Matthews Yard on 6 March 2022, from 4-6pm

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Join us for our next social on Sunday 6 March from 4-6pm at  Matthew’s Yard right by West Croydon station and bus terminal.

Join us for a chance to:

  • meet with others at all stages of their sustainability journey,
  • hear about plans for our monthly pop up Sustainability Hub (launching on 26 March),
  • help us work out the instructions for the new sustainability-themed game we’ve received,
  • share ideas, including how we can make items such as flyer holders for the pop-up hubs,
  • suggest ideas and have your questions answered,
  • find out how to get more involved, if you wish.

You’ll be able to order from Matthews Yard’s delicious food and drinks menu which is completely vegan, although dairy milk for drinks is offered.

You can drop in and out as you wish.

We really hope you can make it!

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