We are Nature Campaign 2022
Nature is hugely beneficial to our health and wellbeing, as well as being key to a healthy planet. Climate change is understood to be driving biodiversity loss, but it also works the other way around. So, becoming more connected with nature and tackling the biodiversity crisis in our community is positive for us, nature, and the climate.
What have we been doing recently?
August was a very interesting month for CK Futures. We supported parish councillor Lynda Johnson with the roll out of children's summer activities, launched an art and photography competition for children and young people, and were busy planning lots of activities for the Autumn Fayre on September 24th, the Great Big Green Week, which also runs in September, and a new series of Sustainable Living Workshops which start in October. Keep an eye on the website and social media for more information about those!
Plans for 'Shaping the Future' at the Autumn Fayre are well under way, with a children's wildlife trail being organised, as well as a dressing up costume swap at the Charlton Kings Library, and lots of fun activities in the Stanton Hall, including listening to plants…?! All activities are completely free.
Two new 'Losing Our Cool' podcast episodes have been recorded and are now available, one from climate communicator Laura Gelder-Robertson, who discusses how she spent her life savings on planting trees! And one from our very own ex-chair Rob Williams, who shares his passion for the nature of Charlton Kings. Visit shows.acast.com/losing-our-cool to see all the episodes.
We also launched a 'We Are Nature' Young Artist and Photographer Competition in August, with prizes for the best artwork and photography submitted in four age categories from under 6 to 18 years old. The deadline for entries in Friday 16th September. All entries will be displayed at the Autumn Fayre. Visit www.charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk/annual-events.html for more information and an entry form.
Look out for lots of nature related talks, walks, podcasts, events and activities this summer.
Keep up to date on what is going on by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, checking our Local Events page or by reading our monthly Parish Council Newsletter.