5 eco-events for your diary

Pack your calendar with workshops, festivals, and discussions


What’s better than events that combine fun, with sustainability and environmental concern? In the months to come, pack your calendar full with these eco-centered festivals and workshops.


Wasteless Bathroom

27th February


For people who get panicked by plastic, and stressed out by single-use products and packaging, this workshop will help you take simple but effective steps to cut down on the amount of packaging and waste coming from the bathroom. You’ll learn to make delicately scented and packaging-free shampoo bars, natural cleaning products, and beauty treats from kitchen leftovers.

Location: Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge St, Cardiff, CF10 2EE

Tickets £11, green-city-events.eventcube.io


Vegan Life Live

9th and 10th March

The team behind Vegan Life magazine invites you to embrace plant-based living, during this two day event in London. There will be talks from guest speakers, cookery demonstrations, delicious food stalls and an EcoLiving Zone, where you’ll be able to find out more about the changes you can make to help the planet.

Location: Alexandra Palace Way, London, N227AY

Tickets from £10, london.veganlifelive.com


Wasteless Wardrobe

24th April


Learn some simple mending and sewing techniques in this friendly workshop, perfect for beginners, or anyone who wants to take a stand against fast-fashion. You’ll also explore the workings of the harmful industry and consider some alternatives, leaving you feeling empowered to make more ethical fashion choices.

Location: Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge St, Cardiff, CF10 2EE

Tickets £11, head to green-city-events.eventcube.io


Can we have Sustainable Fashion?

16th May

Attend this informative event, run by St. Albans Friends of the Earth and Plastic Free St. Albans, to watch Stacey Dooley’s eye-opening documentary ‘Fashion’s Dirty Secrets’, before working up to a discussion with a panel of experts from within the fashion industry. You’ll be able to ask about how, and whether it is even possible to enjoy the fun of fashion with a clean conscience. The event will go a step further, by donating all proceeds from tickets and food and drink purchases to support TRAID – a charity working to reduce the environmental and social impact of clothes.

Location: The Fleetville Larder, 129 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS

Tickets £4.74, eventbrite.com


Wood Festival

17th-19th May

This family-run festival seeks to build community and connection, celebrate creativity and craft, and help people to become aware of their place in nature. Better still – the event aims to run on 100 per cent renewable energy, and to recycle and reuse all waste products where possible. At previous festivals, they have achieved 85 per cent recycling, and they even have compostable toilets. You’ll be able to enjoy live music and talks, as well as workshops on solar energy, sensing nature, and woodland den building.

Location: Braziers Park camp field, Ipsden, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AN

Adult weekend tickets from £89, under 12’s free, woodfestival.com