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Events and activities showcasing climate action this November

Published Wednesday, 20th October 2021

This November, during the COP26 climate summit, we’re running a series of events and activities to raise awareness of the climate emergency and what we can do to tackle it.

The events and activities are being held in the run up to and during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on 1-12 November, where world leaders are coming together to accelerate action towards tackling climate change.

In Sutton, we’re already seeing the effects of climate change. The good news is we all have the power to help tackle it - through what we buy, eat, do and say. Our events and activities will showcase how people in Sutton are responding to the climate emergency and highlight what you can do to make Sutton greener.

Speak to local experts at our panel talks

Join local and regional experts to hear about their innovative climate projects, find out what others are doing to tackle climate change and discuss how we can all take action. The talks are free to attend and are open to everyone living, working, studying or running a business in Sutton. You’ll be able to ask our panel of expert speakers questions on the night.

Living and working sustainably: how individuals and businesses can make a difference 
Tuesday 2 November, 7-8.30pm at The Sound Lounge Sutton (and live stream)

Managing resources and reducing waste: how and why we should take a circular approach to minimise our waste production
Monday 8 November, 7-8.30pm, online

Energy and buildings: creating new energy efficient buildings and retrofitting existing homes
Wednesday 10 November, 7-8.30pm, online

Panelists include:

  • Sue Riddlestone OBE, CEO of Bioregional, the organisation behind BedZED and One Planet Living
  • Christian Dimbleby from Architype, the architects behind Sutton’s revolutionary Passivhaus schools
  • Prof. Dr. David Greenfield, London Leader of the International Circular Economy Club

Find out more and book your places

Find out about the switch to reusable nappies

An informal session for parents and carers to learn more about reusable nappies and gain the confidence to make the switch from disposables. With each baby using an average of 4000 nappies, even just one nappy a day makes a huge difference to the environment. 

You’ll be taken through the different types of nappies available and more, plus there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. 

Thursday 11 November, 10-11am, online, free

Find out more and book your place

Write your Letter to the Earth

There’s still time to submit your Letter to the Earth to be displayed in our upcoming exhibition. Part of a global campaign, a Letter to the Earth is your opportunity to respond to the climate emergency and express what’s important to you.

Letters and artwork will become part of an exciting exhibition across Honeywood Museum and Whitehall Historic House from 4-20 November. 

Spruce up your old clothes

Set in the unique setting of Whitehall Historic House, this workshop will introduce you to darning and a patching technique inspired by the Japanese art of 'Boro' to help you mend and up-cycle old or damaged clothes. 

The workshop will take you through the basics of these 'visible mending' techniques to leave you feeling inspired to keep fixing at home! All materials and kit will be provided.

Saturday 6 November, 12-1:30pm, Whitehall Historic House, £15

Book your place

Schools public speaking competition

We're excited to partner with Sutton Speakeasy, a Toastmasters International Club, to deliver a public speaking competition for schools on the theme of Climate Action. 

Students from a number of Sutton's senior schools will compete on the 17th November. The event is not open to the public, but we'll be sharing some highlights and details of the winners!

More information and bookings for all of our COP26 events and activities

More information about our climate emergency response