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Zero Waste Pop Up Shop & Cocktails – Part of One World Week

Join us for an evening of eco shopping, with our pop up zero waste shop in Bear Coffee Uttoxeter. Get a chance to see a range of eco friendly products, from vegan sweets and chocolate to bamboo travel mugs and toothbrushes. You will also be able to chat to us about the best way to reduce single use plastic and learn more about the eco centre recycle schemes.

The event is part of One World Week, dedicated to improving our actions towards Climate Change.

If you ever needed a reason to shop and drink cocktails…there is is!

FREE ENTRY

Plastic Recycling Scheme Now Closed Until 8th November

WELL DONE! WE ARE FULL TO CAPACITY AND NOW CLOSED TO PLASTIC DONATIONS UNTIL 8 NOVEMBER 2019.
 
The community has been donating plastic on mass and we are so pleased to see the amount of people recycling. However, we have become a victim of our own success, as a non profit, volunteer-led organisation, we need to be able to catch up on demand and bring some new measures into place to cope with the amount of plastic donations we are receiving.
 
To do this, we will be pausing our plastic donations and will reopen to take them as of the 8th November. Donations for the other schemes (pet food pouches, crisp packets etc) are still being accepted.
 
As a free service, provided by the community for the community, we are so overjoyed by the success of the project and hope you continue to support and bear with us as the service grows.
To find out more about what and when we accept recycling we have developed a dedicated webpage with status updates:
https://globefoundation.org.uk/community-recycling/ which also has a live chat facility to ask your recycling questions.
 

Natural cleaning for an eco home

OVERVIEW

Learn how to make eco friendly cleaning products from natural and easily sourced ingredients. Using tried and tested recipes, you’ll learn how to mix and make natural sprays, spritzers and creams that will be able to clean your home effectively while protecting the environment, saving money and reducing your families exposure to harsh chemicals. We will also run through a cleaning schedule for your home to help you get the most from each product.

Please bring an empty spray bottle and jar with a screw top lid for the products you will make and take home, which will include a surface cleaner and deodoriser.

All others materials and equipment will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Living Green: Impact of Plastics – hosted by The Green Party

OVERVIEW

The media is currently filled with stories about how the plastic we use is harming the environment and adding to climate change. We are being made aware of a plastic pollution problem but not always how to deal with it at a local level.

So how does this affect our local area? Can we do anything to help? Are there any easy steps we can implement at home?

These are common questions that we are asked and this community presentation will help to answer some of those questions. It will show how plastics are affecting our local environment and some of the small, easy steps we can take to help reduce this. Essentially, it will give a basic overview to help you make informed decisions as a consumer and as a household. It will also highlight some of the local work by event hosts, The Green Party, who are actively working to reduce the impact of climate change, you will find out how to get further involved in their projects and wider projects in the area.

7:00pm – Arrival and refreshments

7:15pm – Impact of plastics, presented by Kate Copeland, Founder of The Globe Foundation

8:00pm – Q&A session

8:30pm – Guest speaker Julian Pritchard, Green Party Councillor for Birmingham City Council

9:00pm – Finish

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 7pm – 9pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, a booking fee applies and is included in the price of the ticket, which is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products

OVERVIEW

This introductory workshop will focus on making your own beauty products using organic essential oils and natural ingredients, delivered by independent NYR Organic consultant, Harriet Radley.

You’ll make several bespoke aromatherapy items to take home, using Neal’s Yard Remedies organic products whilst also perfecting your new skills just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season.

The craft workshop is for all skill levels and all equipment and supplies will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 1pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Introduction to willow weaving

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own willow sphere garden feature. The sphere works well as a plant support, a bird feeder or as a focal decoration for your garden.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make your own food wax wraps

OVERVIEW

This is a great fun, sociable workshop where you will learn how to make your own wax food wraps using either beeswax or soy wax. Everything will be provided for you to make your wraps, which can be cut to various sizes to suit different food types.

If you own a pair of pinking shears it would be useful if you could bring them along and if you have a particular piece of fabric(s) that you would like to use, feel free to bring them, wraps work best with lightweight natural materials, such as 100% cotton.

Why use Wax Wraps:
Plastic is ruining the beautiful world that we live in, by using wax wraps in place of single use plastics such as cling film, we are able to make a significant difference to our environment as well as reducing the amount of plastic toxins that get into our food.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

From wasted to wanted – Uttoxeter plastic creations

The Litterbug Project workshop opened at Globe Eco Centre in February 2019. Since then, it has attracted a dedicated group of volunteers that work tirelessly, turning plastic waste into everyday items with a much longer life span.

Our Creative Recycling Champions have been busy in the workshop, turning bread bags into clocks and cups into cake stands. All the products are hand crafted and made by shredding the plastic and then introducing heat and compression, to mould it into a new item.

The project mainly works with plastics that were destined for landfill or incineration, or worse still, litter. The project accepts soft plastics (LDPE, HDPE and PP) as well as things like plant pots and black plastics.

We recycle the plastic here on site to help raise awareness of the plastic plight, we also try to upcycle other broken items too where possible. Recently we had a broken cake stand, where we reused the rods, made the plates out of recycled plastic single use cups and made the feet from empty shotgun cartridges.

Take a look at our gallery below of all the latest items to come out of the workshop. All of these items are available to buy in the Globe Eco Shop, with all profits reinvested back into the community project.

Zero Waste Pop Up Shop & Cocktails

Join us for an evening of eco shopping, with our pop up zero waste shop in Bear Coffee Uttoxeter. See and buy our products and learn more about the eco centre, its partners and how it supports the town.

And, through popular demand, we are bringing back The Litterbug Cocktail, for every one sold Bear are kindly donating a percentage to the eco centre.

If you ever needed a reason to shop and drink cocktails…there is is!

FREE ENTRY

Introducing sustainability into your business – for micro and SME organisations

OVERVIEW

As a small organisation, implementing an environmental management system isn’t always feasible or appropriate, however you still want to remain environmentally sustainable – so what is the compromise?

Delivered by Kate Copeland, Founder of The Globe Foundation, this workshop will cover a simplistic way to introduce sustainability into your organisation. Using a systemic approach, you will explore ways to realistically implement eco-friendly changes, that may also aid with other cost savings and reduce resource reliance.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Terms and conditions apply.