Events

  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2020
    19:30 - 20:30Zoom webinar - Reading Climate Action Network

    Consultation has finished, the Plan is finalised, and now we need to implement it. After a brief introduction to the overall goals from our Chair, some of our theme leads will look at some of the community actions in more detail and be ready to answer your questions.

    We'll cover the new Reading hydro scheme, reducing consumption of "stuff" and providing a better town meal to the non-human Reading residents!

    Workshop speaker: Trish Marcouse

    Please sign up to this online event at www.eventbrite.co.uk to gain access to the Zoom webinar link.

  • Thu
    01
    Oct
    2020
    19:00- 20:00Online Event - University of Reading

    Discover the causes and impact of food loss and food waste, the effect of common retail practices on food loss and reflect on your personal contribution to the problem. Explore the potential of the waste hierarchy and the circular economy providing a framework for solutions to this issue.

    Through this interactive workshop, discover innovations such as upcycled food and hear from companies that are making a difference. Gain practical ideas on reducing food waste at home and how to be an agent of change on a personal, community, and national level.

    Workshop speaker: Simona Grasso

    Please sign up to this online event at www.eventbrite.co.uk to gain access to the Zoom webinar link.

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2020
    19:00 - 20:00Online Event - Global Justice Reading

    The proposed trade deal with the US is not just about a few iconic products. US food standards are radically different to Britain’s; US agriculture is dominated by massive corporations with intensive use of antibiotics, hormones and steroids.

    Why do we need this trade deal? We already trade with the US and experts say that this would have very little impact on our economy. The most optimistic estimates predict it could bring a fraction of a percent growth after 15 years!

    We could still stop this dangerous deal going ahead but what can we do? Join this session to find out.

    Workshop Speaker: Jackie Oversby

    Please sign up to this online event at www.eventbrite.co.uk to gain access to the Zoom webinar link.

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020
    11:00 - 16:00Online

    If you love food, enjoy spending time with family and want to learn about how you can eat more sustainably, then you will definitely want to join us for this year’s Reading annual celebration of locally grown and healthy food on Saturday 3 October. You can sign up now.

    We can enjoy the day together (albeit from our own households) with recipe cards, online workshops, Kahoot quizzes and much, much more. We are even hoping to broadcast live from Forbury Gardens on the day to help connect us all.

    Not only will we deliver exclusive town meal inspired recipe cards direct to your doorstep, there will also be a live cook-along to follow and surplus fruit and vegetables made available from our stall in Forbury for you to collect, take home and add to your town meal inspired recipes.

    Our online workshops will feature topics including how to tackle food waste, sustainable food growing methods and climate change.

    If you would like to help and support the running of this year’s socially distanced town meal there are volunteer roles to suit everyone’s skill set, ranging from donating fruit and vegetables, delivering recipe cards to households, helping us to publicise the event and much more.

    For more information about the Reading Town Meal visit the website or Facebook page, call 0118 958 6692 or visit our Facebook page for the latest event announcements.

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020
    15:00 - 16:00Online Event

    A presentation and discussion with members of Compassion in World Farming, the leading farm animal welfare charity.

    This talk is for you if you are not ready to go vegan but care about animal welfare, environmental destruction, the climate crisis and your health.

    • Learn how the choices you make effect all of these and how you can make better ones.
    • Share your views and pick up some ideas.
    • Find out what the strange and confusing words and logos on food labels actually mean.

    We promise not to bully you or show horrible pictures of animals in pain, so don’t be afraid to join us. Suitable for adults and children of all ages.

    Please register at www.eventbrite.co.uk to gain access to the Zoom webinar link.