Read up about PFF's upcoming events & campaigns.
April 2020. COVID 19:
This year we have been looking forward to being involved with and setting up various events, but of course all of these are on hold or have been cancelled/postponed due to the current COVID-19 crisis. Our team is keeping in touch through online video meetings and working behind the scenes, discussing ideas and plans for how we can help play a positive part in the future. If you are interested in joining our team, please do get in touch - we always welcome new members. Stay safe.
Making changes one step at a time
18 - 26th September: The Big Green Week (Climate Coalition) - PFF stall
28th August: Plastic Free Faversham Stall
27th June: Plastic Free Faversham's first Socially Distanced Litter pick of the year! Meet at the Guildhall / Market place at 11am. Bring your gloves and pickers if you have one. Looking forward to seeing you there!! Message us if you need a picker
MARCH 2021 - Sunday 7th - 7pm: Webinar Presentation on: Pollution in our Waterways
Join us for a presentation from Greenpeace on the problems of plastic polution in our waterways.
Topic: Plastics and our environment
Time: Mar 7, 2021 07:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 2123 4075
Spring 2021 - 3rd Sunday of every month: Lockdown Faversham Litter picks
Although we can't litter pick in groups at the moment, PFF invites you to do a mini Lockdown Litter Pick on the 3rd Sunday each month. You can do it solo or as part of your household while exercising outdoors. Use a litter pick if you have one and collect items in a strong bag. Gardening or heavy gloves are useful and don't pick up anything with bare hands.
SEPTEMBER: 19/09/2020 - Faversham Litter pick
Meet: Faversham Rec. Time: 11am
We are super happy to be back out and helping to clean up Faversham! Volunteers are very welcome and if they have a litter picker then please bring it. Please also bring gloves if you do not have a litter picker and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
We are also inviting pickers to print off and complete this Brand Audit Tally Chart so that we can send our results to Surfers Against Sewage.
JULY 2020 - SIGN THE PETITION
Surfers Against Sewage has started a petition calling on the UK Government to end sewage pollution and guarantee safe-seas all year round. Read & sign.
Water companies continue to legally pollute UK waters, exposing all-water users, as well as our delicate Ocean ecosystems to harm. Consequently, our water quality remains at the same dire level as it was in the 1990s, placing the UK a pitiful 25th out of 30 EU countries for coastal water quality.
JULY 2020 - Plastic Free July
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
SIGN THE PETITION!
Plastic is choking our oceans and killing marine life. Sign this Friends of the Earth Petition and tell the UK government that we need a new law to phase out plastic pollution. Click here
Friends of the Earth - NATIONWIDE EVENTS
Check out the Friends of the Earth Campaigns page to find out more about other campaigns and how you can get involved in nationwide events.
Running until 22 May
Surfers Against Sewage are organising a See it – Snap it – Share it campaign - #ReturnToOffender, to expose and challenge most polluting brands. PFF is helping and encouraging others to share images polluting plasitc litter and spread this message on social media chanels, - tagging the offending brands. You can find out more here.
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25-26 OCTOBER. The Big Faversham Tree Plant:
PLEDGE TO PLANT A TREE for our planet and for Faversham!
Visit our stall in the market for information how and where to plant trees and which trees might be good to plant. We will have some trees available to buy as well as information on how you can get involved with other tree planting schemes if you don’t have your own space.
26 OCTOBER, 10.30-12.30 Forest Therapy at the Gunpowder Works
To celebrate our Tree Planting Project which runs next week, we are delighted to have Jayne Dunsbee, a qualified Forest Therapist joining us to offer a Forest Therapy Session at the Gunpowder Works on the Saturday morning.
Jayne is generously giving her time for free, but there will be a £5 donation requested, which will be split between Plastic Free Faversham and Oare Gunpowder Works.
***BOOKING WITH JAYNE IS ESSENTIAL ****
Please call her on 07824 352 962
For more information on these events visit our Facebook page @plasticfreefav
Volunteer with Plastic Free Faversham!
Are you good with Social Media? Do you have an idea for a community project? Or would you like to get involved with the organising of existing projects? Then come and join the group! We meet in the first week of every month, usually a Tuesday or a Wednesday at the Limes in Preston Street. Contact us to find out more!