The Programme

As a Something Club member you have access to our full monthly programme of live online events, as well as the opportunity to help plan future events and even run your own.

Each month you can choose from a varied range of short day events, designed to work with your coffee break or lunch hour, and longer evening events. 

Our programme aims to bridge the gap between individual and collective action and support different kinds of change. Each month we’ll offer discussion, demos, speakers, and activities to help create…

 

Change within our own lives
  • Practical skills that reduce consumption, energy use and waste, support the uptake of climate-friendly diets, and enable active travel.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impacts of different choices and relative effectiveness of different individual actions.
  • Personal development topics that support emotional resilience, build self efficacy, and explore value-led choices.
Connections between people and planet
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental justice issues, climate solutions, and implications of different environmental narratives. 
  • Community building leading to new collaborations, peer support, and increased understanding of different experiences and perspectives. 
Action beyond the community
  • Practical skills that support different forms of local and wider action, community organising, communication, media engagement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of channels for citizen activism and the relative effectiveness of different forms of collective action.

We’re currently planning the launch programme and can’t wait to share it with you, but to give you a flavour, here are two sample programmes. We welcome feedback on the quantity, timing, and content of events so please do get in touch if you have ideas to share (or would like to be speaker or run a session at the Club.) 

Sample month one

This month’s CLIMATE VS topic is: Bread

This month’s BOOK CLUB pick is: Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World by Carolyn Steel. 

EVERY TUESDAY | 11:00am|

Coffee Club

Drop in, say hi, meet new members and chat about the week’s climate news. Join from the The Lobby.

WEDNESDAY 7th|7:00 – 8:30pm |

Building Real Food Communities: Food System Change from the Bottom Up

Join us to discuss how we can take action locally to help ensure everyone has access to safe, healthy, and sustainable food, and here from experts and campaigns involved in inspiring local food equality campaigns. Please click here to book your place.

TUESDAY 13th|1:00-1:30pm|

LUNCHTIME LEARNING: Make your own vinegar from apple scraps

Find out how easy it is to make your own vinegar for cooking and cleaning, and how you can infuse your homemade vinegar to use up food scraps by infusing and making quick pickles. Join from The Lobby.

WEDNESDAY 21st|6:30-7:30pm|

HOW TO: Start and run your own community fridge

A community fridge is a great way to redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste, and help increase access to healthy food in your local area.We’ll walk through the steps to getting started, and Erin from Henbridge Together and Lee from Shorefield Community Trust will be joining us to talk about their experiences running successful community fridge schemes. Please click here to book your place.

THURSDAY 22nd|1:00 – 2:00pm|

BOOK CLUB

This month’s book is ‘Sitopia: How Food Can Change The World’ by Carolyn Steel. Join from The Lobby to chat about the book – and please feel free to attend if you haven’t finished or haven’t read it but still want to hear about it!

WEDNESDAY 28th |1:00-1:30pm|

LUNCHTIME LEARNING: Bread waste ideas to use every last crumb.

We’ll look at how we can get the most from every loaf we buy, from the best way to store it and clever ways to use it up – including a recipe demo of amazing muhamurra dip. Join from the Lobby.

Sample month two

This month’s CLIMATE VS topic is: The Internet

This month’s BOOK CLUB pick is: The Good Ancestor by Roman Krznaric. 

EVERY TUESDAY | 11:00am|

Coffee Club

Drop in, say hi, meet new members and chat about the week’s climate news. Join from the The Lobby.

WEDNESDAY 4th JULY |7:00 – 8:30pm |

What would you say to the future?

Thinking about what we need to do tomorrow is hard – how do we tell stories about the distance future that make people act today? Discover Dear Tomorrow and The Walking Forest, two projects helping us develop long-term thinking in a busy world, and write your own promise to letter to your decedents. 

TUESDAY 9th |1:00-1:30pm|

LUNCHTIME LEARNING: How to protest when you don’t like protesting.

What do you think of when someone says ‘activism’?  We’ve got three effective ways to get your voice heard when you don’t like attending traditional protests.

 

WEDNESDAY 16th JULY|6:30-7:30pm|

HOW TO:  Grow a forest in your garden.

A tiny forest is a densely packed patch of native trees, grown using a method developed by scientist Akira Miyawaki. They can improve soil, store carbon, help wildlife and bring shade and greenery to even urban areas. Find out how to get start and nurture your own personal or community tiny forest with grower Kim Sherman. 

 

THURSDAY 21st JULY |1:00 – 2:00pm|

BOOK CLUB

This month’s book is ‘The Good Ancestor’ by Roman Krznaric. Join from The Lobby to chat about the book – and please feel free to attend if you haven’t finished or haven’t read it but still want to hear about it!

WEDNESDAY 30th JULY |1:00-1:30pm|

LUNCHTIME LEARNING: A simple way to make your own washing up sponges.

Standard sponges shed microplastics and can’t be recycled – eco ones are so expensive! Come and learn a really simple method of making sponges from stuff you already have at home.  

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