Sustainability Week Events 2023
This year, Sustainability Week will be running from 5-9th June, and we’d love for you to get involved. Check out a list of activities and events below:
Being conscious about the negative impacts our daily lives have on the environment, social communities, our health and well-being can help us to be more sustainable. Every small change we make to counter these negative impacts can help to change the world we live in. So, we are asking that for Sustainability week, you think about one small permanent change you can make this year to make a positive impact.
This could be: using a reusable water bottle or cup, cycling or walking to get around (get off the bus one stop early and walk…), picking up litter and putting it in a bin when out and about – the list goes on…
It would be great once you have thought of this change, that you take a selfie of yourself, post it on your social media feed tagging us on Instagram @Morley_College or Twitter @MorleyCollege with the #MorleyCollegeLondonChangeOneThing to spread the word.
A FREE mobile game competition for anyone in the college, raising awareness of climate action. The game itself will be revealed on the day of the competition. Prize for ‘the first to win the game’, ‘best game review’ (ESOL students only) and ‘best personal article’ written in response to the game. Check for details from 9:30am on Monday 5 June here.
The college will be placing a clearly labelled waste deposit bin at each centre to collect any e-waste you are looking to dispose of. All e-waste collected during this time will be safely disposed of.
Join us in participating in the fundraiser for the North Kensington Community Kitchen. During the week participate in either a 5k run or 5k walk once a day. Please ask people you know to sponsor you or your team and we will donate the money to local initiative North Kensington Community Kitchen. For more details please contact email@example.com
FREE EVENT – 6th June, 6-8pm at Waterloo: Join Susannah Hall from PermablitzLondon and Zoë Burt, Head of Textiles for an evening event in the Morley Dye Garden. Learn about sustainable design, natural dye plants, soil health, water planning, ecology and biodiversity. Talk, Tour and Natural Dye demonstration, and we have some dye plants for sale.
All week 12.30-1.30pm, at North Kensington6-8th June, 11am-2pm, at Waterloo This book Swap provides an opportunity to share the beloved stories you have already read and discover something new.
How will it work?A book shelf will be available in the Reception at North Kensington Centre. You are welcome bring in a book/s and swap with any book you are interested in on the shelf. We encourage anyone swapping bookings to leave the same number of book you have taken. Books must be in good condition.
FREE EVENT – 7th June 4– 5:30pm at Waterloo: Open only to Morley College London, Students, Friends and Teaching Staff
DOCUMENTARY BY DYLAN HOWITT 68 MINUTES | UK | 2022 Follow @nettledressfilm. FOLLOWED BY AN HOUR OF Q&A WITH ALLAN BROWN
For Sustainability Week Morley College is proud to be showing The Nettle Dress Film on Thursday 8 June with a Q&A afterwards with Allan Brown, maker of the Nettle Dress. You will have a chance to handle the Dress.
Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘Hedgerow Couture’, the greenest of slow fashion and also his medicine. It’s how he survives the death of his wife and finds a beautiful way to honour her. A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.
7th June 5-7pm at Waterloo: Come and find out about the printmaking and bookbinding department and the fabulous range of courses we offer. Meet staff and students, and take part in print and bookmaking workshops using recycled materials and low-tech methods.
The drop-in event will take place in the Morley Gallery, alongside our exhibition Made 2023, Fashion, Printmaking and Sculpture. Join our Programme Area Manager, Michelle Avison for an informal Gallery tour. Participate in taster classes as part of sustainable print making: Kitchen Lithography or Lino Printing with Recycled Lino Block.
Open evening (FREE), and taster classes are available to book on Eventbrite for a fee.
Full ticket: £5.00 and Concession: £3.00
Book for the Informal Gallery Tour
Book for Lino Printing with Recycled Lino Block Taster Class
7th June 12:30 – 2:30pm at Waterloo: Join us in participating in the fundraiser for charity. Join us for lunchtime Vegan/Veggie Tea Party in the Emma Cons. Taste some delicious plant based cooked recipes and donate to a local charity.
Visit the newly refurbished (and labelled) garden at the Stockwell Centre, developed by students on the Multiply Gardening course, and in partnership with Root’n’Branch, with an opportunity to talk to the expert
During Sustainability Week in all the College canteens, in addition to the usual menu we will be providing plant-based food options. Choose to taste alternative menu and take part in doing something good for the planet and our future.