10 October 2010, 1:30 – 8:30pm
Green Sundays joins forces with the 10:10:10 and 350 campaigns in a global Day of Doing where people from across the planet will be getting together in a day of practical action to talk about and implement ways we can cut carbon from our lives.
The 10:10:10 campaign is a simple idea – with people pledging to reduce their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. Big tasks are easier when broken up into small, manageable pieces so come along to the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden for an afternoon of fun and informative workshops aimed at reducing carbon.
Hackney is London’s greenest borough and Green Sundays will be THE 10:10:10 event to find out what ‘you can do’. From making your home more energy efficient, donating something to Give and Take, mapping local fruit trees or carbon footprint games and workshops for children (6+) there is something for everyone.
After 4:30 the entertainment moves to Arcola’s new home on Ashwin Street, where there will be a screening of feature length film ‘No Impact Man’ – a compelling movie about a New Yorker who decides to reduce his carbon emissions to zero. So far so good, but the fun really starts when his wife and two year old daughter are dragged reluctantly along for the ride! The film is followed by live music hosted by Shane Solanki – Last Mango in Paris, a special 10:10:10 open mic session where 10 people tell their stories, achievements, trials and tribulations of trying to cut their carbon in just 10 minutes and a special performance by award winning performance poet, Pete the Temp.
Green Sundays is a bi-monthly environmental event and has been made possible due to collaborations with dedicated and enthusiastic local organisations including Transition Highbury, Transition Town Stoke Newington, RefurbN16, Carbon Conversations, Hackney Harvest and Forest Recycling Project.
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Lane. Entrance via the wooden gate by the peace mural, opposite Dalston Junction overground station.
Arcola Ashwin Street, 24 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
Both the Eastern Curve and Arcola Ashwin Street are easily accessible by public transport: Kingsland and Dalston Junction are the nearest Overground stations and a multitude of buses pass nearby including 30, 38, 67, 76, 149 and 243.