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Over the next few months we will be hosting a programme of talks and events based around a series of themes aimed at residents, schools and businesses. We will be covering topics such as what changes we can make in our homes to live greener; what sustainable transport choices there are locally; and the Borough’s rich and diverse biodiversity and how we can explore it further whilst protecting it for the future. The events will also offer you the opportunity to feedback your ideas for what more the Council could be doing.

Wild About Woking, 21 & 22 May 2022

Wild About Woking, 21 & 22 May 2022

When: Saturday 21st May 2022, 11:00 AM

Celebrate all that’s Wild About Woking in Jubilee Square and create a buzz for wildlife! Join Surrey Wildlife Trust, Woking Borough Council and special partners to explore and learn about the incredible diversity of wildlife in Surrey.

From greening our town centres to creating insect havens, be inspired by our pop-up wildlife garden, learn from our experts about the importance of pollinators and how you can help them. Take part in a nature trail, guided walks, wildlife themed crafts and much more! 

Talk 4: Sustainable Transport

Talk 4: Sustainable Transport

When: Wednesday 18th May 2022, 6:30 PM

Transport accounts for 30% of Woking Borough’s carbon footprint (source BESI local authority carbon statistics 2019). Whether you live here, work here or are a visitor, we want getting around in Woking to be easy while also contributing to and maintaining a cleaner, greener Borough. We hope that walking, cycling and public transport will be the first choice for short trips. Not only does this benefit local air quality and carbon emissions, but there are clear health and well-being advantages of “active travel”. Join us for a talk exploring how we can make positive changes to the sustainability of the Borough by adopting greener modes of transport. Check back again soon for booking details.

Talk 3: Urban Life

Talk 3: Urban Life

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Wednesday 26th May 2021, 6:30 PM

Our urban areas are central to our social and economic vitality. But our towns and village centres are affected by climate change too. There is much we can do in these areas to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change such as more intense rainfall and flooding events to heatwaves and droughts. Join us for a talk that explores how we can adapt our homes, buildings, infrastructure and services to better equip our communities for now and the future. We will be covering topics such as sustainable development, the benefits of greening the urban area with trees and green walls; and the role of rainwater gardens in the urban area to slow surface water run-off and help prevent flooding.

 

Talk 1: Home

Talk 1: Home

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Tuesday 20th October 2020, 6:30 PM

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This theme looks at how making changes to our everyday activities at home can contribute to a sustainable Borough. Energy and water use; the amount of waste we produce; how we shop; and our health and well-being all have an impact. By making small changes, we can all help contribute to a more sustainable, healthier and more economical lifestyle for families and individuals and a greener future for Woking.

Talk 2: The Great Outdoors

Talk 2: The Great Outdoors

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Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 6:30 PM

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In Woking Borough we are lucky to have a diverse range of countryside, town and village environments. Enabling access to our natural habitats and wildlife while enjoying the benefits this brings to our own health and well-being is important. However, we must balance this with a need to ensure we protect our local biodiversity for its own sake and so that future generations can enjoy it too.

Join us for a talk exploring the countryside on our doorstep and how local organisations are working together to protect our local habitats and species.