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The Sustainability on Sea team

Hastings sustainability festival receives bumper lottery boost

The Sustainability on Sea festival, a week-long celebration of local sustainability initiatives, has been awarded £9,600 from the National Lottery Community fund. The festival organisers say that the September event, now in its second year, is set to be larger than the first with more organisations, business schools and individuals taking part, all with the aim of helping the people of Hastings and St Leonards live more sustainably.

Recent funding wins, including £2,787 from ethical beauty brand Lush, are being used to help raise the profile of the festival and to support the local organisations taking part as well as attracting a more diverse audience from a larger catchment area.

The theme for Sustainability on Sea 2019 is ‘What we can do’. This reflects the growing public concern about sustainability issues and offers practical suggestions of changes individuals and communities can make towards a combined environmental impact.

Sarah Macbeth, one of the festival organisers says, “It’s not just the funding that is helping grow this year’s festival.  In our conversations with businesses and members of the public there’s much greater awareness of sustainability issues like climate change and plastic pollution than ever before.

“It feels like the community really wants to do something but as individuals our efforts might not feel significant. This festival is about coming together, celebrating what is already being done and showing how the community can make a difference.”

She adds, “We want to celebrate and promote as many projects as possible with this year’s festival. There is still time for businesses, organisations and individuals to enter an event and become part of the programme and campaign. Registration information can be found on the festival website, www.sustainabilityonsea.org.”

Blue Rumour

Blue Rumour

Sustainability on Sea runs all week from Saturday 21st –Sunday 29th September 2019 with activities and events around Hastings and St Leonards culminating with an all-day Big Green Fair at the Stade on the 29th. Great food, inspiring speakers, stalls, workshops and entertainment for all ages including local band Blue Rumour.

 

 

 

Below is a comprehensive list of activities taking place over the course of the festival. Click on an event for further details. N.B. All events are free unless marked otherwise.

Event Venue Date
FISHING FOR GENERATIONS EXHIBITION Hastings Museum and Art Gallery 21 – 29
September

 

FAMILY WORD WALKS

 

Church Wood,
St Helens Wood
and Gensing Gardens

 

21 – 29
September

 

REWILD COMMUNITIES AT
CHURCH IN THE WOOD

 

Church in the Wood,
Church in the Wood Lane,
Hollington
St Leonards

 

21
September

 

STONELYNK ORGANICS APPLE DAY

 

Fairlight Village Hall
Broadway
Fairlight

 

21
September

 

GREAT BRITISH BEACH CLEAN –BEXHILL

 

Bexhill Sailing Club,
De La Warr Parade
Bexhill

 

21
September

 

HEALTHY LIVING FAIR

 

Alexandra Park

 

22
September

 

FOREST GARDENING TALK

 

Bohemia Walled Garden,
Bohemia Rd
Hastings

 

22
September

 

HASTINGS CAR FREE DAY STREET PARTY

 

Hastings Seafront,
Eversfield Place

 

22
September

 

GREEN FINGERS COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT

 

Y Centre, St Pauls Road,
St Leonards

 

22, 25, 29
September

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga

 

KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS £9 Admission

 

Wellington Centre,
44 Wellington Square
Hastings

 

23 and 26
September

 

THE BIG WEAVE: WEAVING MATS FROM PLASTIC BAGS

 

Y Centre, St Pauls Road,
St Leonards

 

24
September

 

CRAFTS AND SCULPTURE UPCYCLING WORKSHOP

 

Ore Community Centre,
455 Old London Road
Hastings

 

 

25
September

 

HERB WALK WITH BEN FAIRLIGHT EDWARDS

 

East Hill Lift Upper Station,
Rock-a-Nore Rd
Hastings

 

25
September

 

UPCYCLING CRAFTS AND BEE HOTEL WORKSHOP

 

Ore Community Centre,
455 Old London Road
Hastings

 

25
September

Beeversity

Beeversity

 

BEEVERSITY

 

Hastings Countryside Park Visitors Centre,
Woodland Educational Site
Lower Coastguard Lane, Fairlight, Hastings

 

25
September

 

OUR SUSTAINABLE PLANET
Free – donations welcome

 

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

 

26
September

 

HAVE FUN RECYCLING WITH
TEXTILES

 

St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road
St Leonards

 

26
September

 

WANT TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?

 

Warrior Square Surgery, Marlborough House, Warrior Square Surgery
Saint Leonards

 

 

27
September

 

FUNGI WALK WITH GEOFF DANN IN ALEXANDRA PARK £3 Admission

 

Alexandra Park

 

27
September

 

SURPLUS SUPPER CLUB
Pay what you can – booking needed

 

Home Ground Kitchen, Gotham Alley
Hasting

 

27
September

 

REWILD COMMUNITIES AT ROBSACK WOOD

 

Robsack -Meet outside One Stop – 2 Bodiam Drive, St Leonards

 

28
September

 

REWILD COMMUNITIES IN HOLLINGTON

 

Hollington Woodland (Tile barn wood)

 

28
September

Non recyclable plastic collection on sea

Non recyclable plastic collection

 

NON RECYCLABLE PLASTIC COLLECTION

 

St Leonards Warrior Square Station St Leonards

 

29
September

 

BIG GREEN FAIR AT THE STADE, HASTINGS

 

Stade Open Space, 20 Rock-A-Nore Rd
Hastings

 

29
September

 

SOFT NOISE STITCHERS

 

Stade Open Space, 20 Rock-A-Nore Rd
Hastings

 

29
September

 

 

 

Posted 16:30 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 In: Festivals

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