We are currently working with theatre company C&T on a new environmental and heritage project across South Birmingham. With the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in 2022, we look to use this project as a pilot for further ways to engage the public in accessing local cultural sites and organisations through sustainable means.
In June we were excited to hear that Birmingham would take part in International Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September. Aston Expressway would be closed to cars for 1 mile with events and activities celebrating Car Free Day. Unfortunately, this event has now been postponed to next Spring. We still wanted to mark the day in some way.
Life Cyclers is a new project we are undertaking with Hall Green Health Together with funding from Heart Research UK and Subway®.
Last week saw the first of 3, free eight week courses across 2019 and 2020 aimed at over 40s who are looking to improve their health. Participants will discover off-road green routes in the South Birmingham area, gain confidence in riding a bike and meet new people.
Join us – Be part of the Big Green Conversation. Tell us what kind of city you want to live in by filling in a short survey, and help Birmingham’s environmental organisations create a People’s Charter for the Environment (to be published in November) during this, the Year of Green Action 2019.
From April to September we will offer bee education sessions for schools at Allen’s Cross Community Garden in Northfield.
On the back of the success of Green Lens, in partnership with Ampersand Projects over Summer 2018, ecobirmingham are keen to work with a number of artists across Birmingham to engage specific communities around environmental issues.
Refill is a national campaign set up by City to Sea. It aims to reduce plastic pollution at source by making it easier for people to reuse and refill their bottles with free tap water while out and about. We are the local champion for the campaign. We are working with a number of partners
In July, we officially became ecobirmingham a new independent charity for the city. Then, at the beginning of October we celebrated this change, setting out how we see our future at an event at Midlands Arts Centre. We were delighted to be joined by Natalie Fee, author, presenter, environmental campaigner and founder of City to Sea. She gave us inspiration, giving context on why the city needs to change and showing the level of work we aspire to.
Over the last three months young people across Birmingham have been invited to share the green issues that are important to them, locally or globally, through the medium of photography.
Dear Birmingham, Birmingham is a city built on its civic voice and civic pride. The Victorians left us what is now seen as one of Europe’s greenest cities, with 571 parks it is internationally recognised in the same league as Singapore and San Francisco (as UK’s only Biophilic city)! Another opportunity beckons: The Commonwealth Games