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01/10/21 – Hammersmith pupils win major ‘green’ award for their school

Pupils at Brackenbury Primary School are shouting about winning a prestigious Green Flag award for their efforts to help fight climate change.

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WATCH London Climate Week. Welcome to buildings and Net Zero

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16/9/21 – Blue Paradox – An immersive experience on the ocean plastic waste. Running until 27/9/21

The ocean gives us life in every beautiful, surprising, fascinating and spellbinding way imaginable. But as much as we depend on the oceans to survive, future generations depend on us. The plastic pollution problem has become a global crisis and disruptive change is needed now.

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14/9/21 – Saving money by saving the planet. 

It’s been 15 years since former US Vice President Al Gore released An Inconvenient Truth – a documentary credited with raising international awareness of the emerging climate and ecological crisis. But if we look around the world today, Climate Change has got worse, not better. The floods we suffered this summer are just one example of how it now reaches into every community in some shape or form. So, what’s going wrong?

Putting aside the role played by powerful vested interests, a significant part of the challenge lies in overcoming the inertia-inducing alarm that the daunting cry of global environmental catastrophe can produce. Instead, we need a practical step-by-step approach that means we can rise to this generational challenge.

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14/9/21 – Get involved in our Climate Carnival this autumn

We’re hosting the first H&F Climate Carnival in the week leading up to COP26 – the United Nations’ climate conference which is held in Glasgow this November.

From workshops to webinars, nature tours to talks, we’re inviting everyone to learn and act together. Watch this space for more details of events.

“To meet our goal of net zero in H&F we need everyone to get involved,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, Cabinet Member for Environment. “That’s why we’re launching H&F Climate Carnival. With events and activities for all ages, this is a chance for everyone to engage with local climate action.”

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3/9/21eduCCate Global want to here from you. Click here for more information

3/9/21WATCH. Hammersmith & Fulham Welcome Back Sept 2021. Click here

3/9/21 – WATCH –  eduCCate Global Bronze Award Ceremony (June 30, 2021) click here

2/9/21 – eduCCare Global presents “Bedtime stories for Headteachers” Monday 18 October 4PM to 5:30pm

eduCCate Global is very pleased to invite you to “Bedtime stories for headteachers” with Henry Mintzberg. This is the first in a series of workshops, designed especially for forward-thinking headteachers in our ever-growing network, “High iMpact for headteachers”. eduCCate Global recognizes that you are leading your schools through unprecedentedly complex times and we want to help you find, learn and create constructive practices in your schools and the communities where you live.

Henry Mintzberg, a groundbreaking and world leading expert on business management and strategy, will join us at the end of the breakouts to talk to you about your learning experience, share his big idea for Rebalancing Society and discuss where and how headteachers can play an important role.

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1/9/21 – Imperial College Update 

Agents of Change Summer Networking Event & Leadership Programme

Agents of Change is a unique place-based female community leadership network for women who have an active interest in driving social change in the north of Hammersmith & Fulham. With over 250 members, our informal quarterly networking events offer an opportunity for women who live and work in the area to share knowledge, experiences and make meaningful connections with others who are passionate about social change in the local area. Each year 15 members of the network apply to participate in a six-month accredited community leadership programme designed to support the development and impact of their local change initiatives.

 

Applications now open for 21/22 Agents of Change Women’s Leadership Programme

After an entire year of being on hold, we are thrilled to announce applications for the 2021/2022 Women’s Community Leadership Programme are now open.

 

The Women’s Community Leadership Programme is a six-month free accredited leadership development initiative open to members of the Agents of Change Network, designed for women who are working on community and social impact projects in the local area. Delivered in partnership with Imperial College London, Hammersmith United Charities, Lyric Hammersmith and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the programme covers a range of leadership focused learning topics, self-reflection and project delivery tools which are central to the successful design and deliver community-based projects that tackle local issues and needs.

 

The training will take place at The Invention Rooms, White City, and run from 9.45 – 16.00 on:

·       Saturday, 2 October 2021

·       Saturday 30 October 2021

·       Saturday, 4 December 2021

·       Saturday, 8 January 2021

·       Saturday, 5 February 2022

·       Saturday, 5 March 2022

 

How to apply:

        Online: here (please note there is no function to save your application and it must be completed in one sitting)

        Application form: please find attached a Word application form which should be returned to agentsofchange@imperial.ac.uk once completed

        By hand: If you do not have access to a printer and would like to complete a handwritten paper copy of the application form, please call me on 07566 950 968

 

Deadline: Friday 3rd September  5.00pm. 

 

If you have any questions about the application process or the leadership programme itself, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Agents of Change Team for an informal chat on agentsofchange@imperial.ac.uk.

 

 

Grantham Annual Lecture – Weathering the Climate Crisis and COVID-19

You are invited to The Grantham Annual Lecture 2021 Weathering the climate crisis and COVID-19: a perspective from the epicentre of the perfect storm Rueanna Haynes, International Climate Law and Governance Specialist and Director Climate Analytics Caribbean 

 

Date: Thursday 9 September 2021 

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 BST 

Register: here

 

The Grantham Institute sits at the heart of Imperial College London’s work on climate change and the environment, with a vision for a sustainable zero-carbon future. Grantham Institute’s Annual Lecture provides a platform for the public to engage with the most current climate change and environment issues. This year’s Annual Lecture will be given by Rueanna Haynes, International Climate Law and Governance Specialist and Director Climate Analytics Caribbean. 

  

Multiple concurrent and inter-related crises are now a way of life at 1.2°C of warming relative to pre-industrial levels. The world heats as the Amazon continues to shrink and, yet, COP 26 is on the horizon. This could be the world’s last-best chance this decade to keep the 1.5°C temperature limit for the end of the century within reach. There are glimmers of hope on the horizon if the momentum gained from the recent shift by the world’s largest and richest economies to deliver net zero 2050 plans can be maintained. However, it is also clear from the science that faster action, within the next 10 years, is what will make the crucial difference. Rueanna Haynes will discuss the following questions: What does climate action mean in the current circumstances? How should priorities, especially of the vulnerable, evolve to cope with a radically changing and increasingly hostile natural and economic environment? And what does meaningful solidarity from the global community at this time look like?  

  

Join us for a unique and intimate discussion on vulnerability and climate action for survival of one’s culture and country in a pre- and post-COVID world.

 

For more information about the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, please visit the website. Please contact events@imperial.ac.uk if you have any further questions

WWF – Classroom resources. Click here

Royal Botanical Gardens – Primary education resources – Click here

Tesco to start recycling bread bags and crisp packets – click here

RHS Campaign for school Gardening – Click here

Creative Earth is an art competition for people aged 16 and under from across the UK, run by the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in collaboration with WWF. As part of the Together for Our Planet campaign, we’re inviting young people to get creative and show global leaders the world they want to live in. Click here

British Ecological Society. Young Nature 2021. Online. Join the Teaching & Learning SIG, Royal Holloway University of London, and Brighton University for this online event for those passionate about connecting young people with nature. Click here

For all those interested in the 6 month free trial of food waste please contact christopher.brown@lbhf.gov.uk