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Earth Day - Biodiversity Talks - Festivals - Museums

Our team have crammed in a lot this year so far. We've attended many events, listened and learned from experts, like minded groups and people and eco friendly businesses.

Check out below a round up of what we've been up to:

Ipswich Friends of the Earth participated in the Earth Day Circular Economy Event on the 21 April Earth Day event, University of Suffolk.

This year’s theme asked us to take care of the earth by taking care of its ecosystems.There was an opportunity to learn how to embed aspects of the circular economy into organisations and share best practices.

Speakers included:

  • Joolz Thompson - Community Climate Action

  • Jason Alexander - Rubbish Walks

  • Fiona Edwards - JPA Workspaces Furniture

  • Ella-Rose Harrison Reeve - Spectra Packaging

  • Chloe Donovan - Natural Building Systems

  • Nick Woolley - Pilgrim’s Sustainable Houses

  • Justine Oakes - University of Suffolk.

Lisa supplied the brown boards which were used in our display. We were also grateful to Craig Renton of Suffolk County Council who supplied recycling leaflets.

What else have we been up to?

Oak Tree Farm Open Day

A representative of Ipswich Friends of the Earth helped with the Oak Tree Farm Open Day on 21 May. There were tours of the farm and lots of craft and wildlife activities for all the family. A great day out.

Woodbridge Climate Talks and Walks

We attended the the Woodbridge Climate Talks in May and some of the walks. You can find out more about the Woodbridge Climate Action Centre and coming events here:

Museum of Environment

On 3 June a representative of Ipswich Friends of the Earth helped with the launch of the Museum of the Environment (MOTE) (The museum of the future - The museum for all our futures) For more info check out the link here.

Manningtree Earth Festival

A representative of Ipswich Friends of the Earth attended the Manningtree Earth Festival at the end of June which was a great success - over 3,000 visitors came to look round 58 stalls that set out some of the positive practical actions that we can take to help tackle climate change and support local wildlife! More information here.

Biodiversity Talk

A representative of Ipswich Friends of the Earth gave a talk on Biodiversity at Westerfield on 09 July 2023

Sizewell C

On 10 July Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) with support from Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth decided to appeal against the decision by Judge Holgate to reject our claim for a judicial review of the then Secretary of State, Kwasi Kwarteng’s approval of the Sizewell C development consent order. For more info click here.

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