Events diary

Find a list of climate change events happening in your area.

Events

  • Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024
    Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm
    Venue: Woodgate Housing Development, Grace Holland Avenue, Pease Pottage, RH11 9SL
    Tickets: Free, but please register in advance.

    From stricter building regulations to extreme weather impacting builds, sustainability is changing the fabric of the construction sector.

    With net zero enshrined in UK law, there’s no question the industry is at the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime transformation.

    This event, exclusively for construction professionals in West Sussex, will give you a solid foundation in how the industry is shaping up to meet the challenge and help keep you ahead of the curve.

    Hosted at Thakeham’s new 'Woodgate' housing development in Pease Pottage, you’ll hear from construction sustainability experts working at the forefront of the sector. Thakeham are taking an industry-leading approach to delivering zero carbon homes, with ambitions far in advance of government targets.

    You'll learn about:

    • how sustainability drivers in local planning will impact construction
    • what you need to know about the upcoming mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain legislation
    • how reducing on-site waste will cut your costs as well as help you meet environmental targets
    • future innovations in construction materials, such as low carbon concrete
    • how a wetter climate with more extreme weather events could impact your ability to complete jobs on time and budget, and what we can do to mitigate that risk
    • how investment in immersive learning is helping the industry address green skills challenges and provide a pipeline of local talent.

    You'll hear from:

    • Josie Cadwallader-Hughes, Head of Sustainability, Thakeham Homes (host)
    • Tony Hobbs, Managing Director, Southern Sheeting
    • Dean Wynter, Vice Principal, Crawley College

    More speakers to be announced soon!

    There will be ample time for networking and breakfast, and refreshments will be provided.

    Who’s it for?

    Any construction professional based in West Sussex, from business owners to project managers or surveyors.

  • Clean Growth UK, a university-led innovation network, has partnered with Arun District Council to deliver their acclaimed workshop, Net Zero 360. Net Zero 360 helps businesses along their net zero journey, covering:

    • what net zero means for business
    • the most impactful actions you can take
    • how to measure your footprint
    • how to create a carbon reduction plan.

    Delivered over one day in person, the morning session will cover all the basics and get you up to speed, before you stop for lunch and have time to network with fellow businesses. Then on to the afternoon’s more practical hands-on session, with plenty of time for questions and discussions.

    Date 1: Wednesday 1 May 2024
    Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm, with welcome and refreshments from 9.00am.
    Venue: The Track, Station Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1QF.

    Date 2: Tuesday 14 May 2024
    Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm, with welcome and refreshments from 9.00am.
    Venue: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Rd, Arundel, BN18 9PB.

    Tickets: Free but register to secure your place. 

  • The event will showcase a broad range of electric vehicles with the opportunity to get behind the wheel and go for a test drive. Experts will be on hand to give presentations and answers questions on all aspects of electric motoring including environmental performance, operation costs, charging infrastructures and more.

    Find further information on the Horsham District Council website. 

    Date: Friday 24 May 2024
    Time: 9.00am to 2.00pm
    Venue: Parkside (Horsham District Council offices), Horsham, West Sussex.
    Tickets: Free. Book your tickets.

  • Sussex Green Living are out and about in West Sussex with their Inspiration Eco Station - a retrofitted 1974 milk float!

    Visit the website to view Sussex Green Living's events calendar.

  • Date: Third Saturday of every month
    Time: 10.00am at Southwick
    Venue: Southwick Recreation Ground and playground, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LT
    Tickets: Available for multiple dates from Eventbrite: Tree Planting and Maintenance @ Southwick Recreation Ground.

    Volunteers are needed to come and help with weeding, clearing, watering and mulching depending on the weather. In November and December we will be planting saplings.

  • Date: Third Saturday of every month
    Time: 12 noon at Adur
    Venue: Adur Recreation Ground and playground, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LT
    Tickets: Available for multiple dates from Eventbrite: Tree Planting and Maintenance @ Adur Recreation Ground.

    Volunteers are needed to come and help with weeding, clearing, watering and mulching depending on the weather. In November and December we will be planting saplings.

  • Visit the Worthing Crew website to view their events calendar.

  • Help to fight food waste at our community food hub. This programme has been extended to include seven community hubs, one in each district and borough running until April 2024.

    Community food hubs are open to all residents, you do not need a referral (that some food banks require) and are designed to help rescue food from suppliers that would otherwise have gone to waste.

    Please bring your own bag.

    Suggested donation: £3.50.

    See locations, dates and times.

  • Visit our climate map to find details about your nearest café or centre.

  • Find out about events we are running or attending and how to volunteer to help run our events.

  • In its second year, this is a celebration of everything that is good about the countryside.

    Knepp is the Sussex home to rewilding and host of the event positioned alongside their kitchen garden and restaurant. The event is organised by the Sussex branch of the national charity, Campaign to Protect Rural England.

    Date: Saturday 7 September 2024
    Venue: Knepp Estate, Dial Post, West Sussex.

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