February News 2023

12 February 2023  |  by Helen Frederick

A highlight this month was the Little Green Cinema’s showing of ‘Chasing Coral’. Read Jess’ review which describes the wonder and devastation of the film and the stimulating discussion afterwards. We’re also proud to launch ‘The Even Littler Green Cinema’. What’s that? Well pop into the Hub and see!

Have a look at our events listings too- We have  Bee-Tastic storytime and craft drop in this Saturday morning 11am to 1pm, and on Tuesday 28th Feb at 6pm we have the Climate Cafe where you can share your feelings about the climate crisis… then there’s another Little Green Cinema showing in March! And that’s not all! Read on…

New Monday after school opening hours!

From Monday 20th Feb, the Climate Hub will be open to all from 3.30-5pm every Monday afternoon in addition to our Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. We’ll have a free eco arts and crafts activity table…and will be serving free toast and fruit for children and a cuppa for the grown ups, thanks to a grant from the Lewes District Food Partnership.

A massive thank you to the Seaford Sunshine Strummers!

We’ve received an incredible donation of £905 from the ukulele band who liven up our seafront in the summer months. We would like to say a HUGE thank you for their generous choice to support us as their charity this year. And if you dropped something in their hat over Christmas- thank you too!  This phenomenal donation will go towards projects including our upcoming  accredited community Carbon Literacy training – which will be available to local people and will help us understand the climate crisis and empower us to identify small or easy changes that will make the biggest impact on our carbon footprint.

We hope to get the strummers playing in the Hub soon – so watch this space!!  Meanwhile, here’s their Facebook Group

[image: Roy receiving the donation from Trevor]

The School Uniform has moved! 

You may have heard the the school uniform exchange has found a new home- It’s now with Sharing Skills CIC, a not for profit organisation which aims to help prevent waste, save carbon emissions, save resources and help families. You can order uniform on the Sharing Skills website and pick up at one of their regular Pop Up shops in the town, or at your school. You can donate or trade in your old uniform too. There is a modest charge for each item to cover running costs,  but uniform will be available free if you need it.

We’d like to thank everyone who made the uniform exchange at the Hub so successful last year. Thanks to our volunteers who did sometimes seemingly endless folding and sorting and the schools who helped promote it. And thanks especially to families who donated old uniform so  generously. This has enabled Gemma at Sharing Skills to launch with a good amount of stock.  Please note, we can no longer take uniform donations at the Hub.

Calling all gardeners- Can you help with our new project?  

Throughout the spring we’ll be running our new ‘Seeds to Supper’ project, giving away starter kits to enable more people in Seaford to discover how to grow (and eat!) their own fruit and veg at home.

Can you donate any equipment you no longer need, including large pots and planters, seed trays, watering cans, gloves, compost and hand tools?

Can you grow some seedlings such as bush beans, tomatoes or courgettes for people to plant out after the frosts?

Or can you help with making up the starter kits and advising participants on how to grow at home? This will be Thursday, Friday or Saturday mornings throughout  March, April and May but you don’t have to do them all!

To donate, please drop items into the Climate Hub on a Thursday, Friday of Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm. If you’d like to grow seedlings or make up the packs and provide advice, please email Helen at hello@seafuture.org.

And finally… save the date, it’s going to be a good one!

Join us to celebrate Wildlife Gardening on Sat 18th March 11- 2pm at the SEA Climate Hub. Meet local wildlife and gardening groups who can advise you on turning your outdoor space into a friendly place for insects, birds and small mammals. There will be plenty of activities for families too. So come and make a ‘scaremow’, design a garden, take part in a quiz, learn about moths, find out about trees, join campaigns, pick up some plants for pollinators and sample free vegan cakes!

If you can help out, please contact Dinah at hello@seafuture.org.








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