May 2023 News
The Eco Art took a trip to Port Sunlight on 7th May for the Coronation Big Lunch. The event had a theme of sustainability and the environment, causes close to the new monarch’s heart. The sculptures can be glimpsed in a highlights video of the of the day by the Port Sunlight Village Trust.
We took our stall to Cool Heswall on 13th May. As well as providing information about WEN, our courses, Cool Wirral, the Big Green List and Mersey Green Network Map, we had a focus on food, with packs of seeds, tasters, recipe cards, zero food waste leaflets and composting worms!
Thanks to Joint Rotary Environment Group Heswall for organising the day and inviting us along. It was wonderful to be around so many other inspiring environmental groups. If you stopped by for a chat, it was lovely to meet you. If you didn’t, maybe next year?!
On 16th May, as part of the Wirral Walking Festival, a group walking a route linking some of Wallasey’s parks and open spaces had a lunch stop at WEN, where Naomi introduced them to our work and the Mersey Green Network Map.
On 17th May, we held a Volunteer Day for RSA Insurance Group employees. Thank you to everyone who joined in and made a difference repairing, painting, weeding and building. What a team!
On 18th May we attended a Wirral CVS Community of Practice meeting at Moreton Methodist Church with a range of other Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations. The aim of the meeting was to share best practice and keep each other informed about what we are offering, and how we can support each other and the communities we are all so passionate about.
Community of Practice meetings are open to all VCFSE organisations across Wirral. If you would like to attend or speak at one of the regular events, please get in touch with Mark Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org
We held our Spring Fair on 20th May. It was a very special event with a greater variety of stalls and more visitors than previous years. Huge thanks to those who visited and everyone who helped, especially the plant sales and cakes teams. We raised over £1200, making it the most successful fair yet!
On 24th May, Naomi took part in a review of Wirral’s Tree, Hedgerow and Woodland Strategy. Representatives from Earth Moves, Wallasey Tree Planting Group, Wirral Countryside Volunteers, Wirral Council and Wirral Wildlife were also present.
If you would like to hear about other opportunities to get involved, or have any comments, please email email@example.com
- Tree, Hedgerow and Woodland Strategy and achievements
- Pledge, adopt or grow a tree
- Suggest a planting location
- Community planting
i-trees Eco Study which quantifies the structure and environmental effects of urban trees and calculates their value to society