News & events

Climate Action Day – Youth Take over

Amersham Town Council in conjunction with Amersham’s high schools is organising a Climate Action Day at St Michael and all his Angels church on the 23rd of March from 10-1 pm.
The event, lead by local students, will focus on sustainable fashion and will feature fashion shows, stalls with information on the impact of fast fashion and ideas on how to make our fashion choices count.

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Big Plastic Count – 2024

By counting all the plastic you throw away for a week, you can help gather the vital evidence we need to convince UK ministers, supermarkets and big brands to lead the way at global talks that could finally phase out plastic production for good.
Let’s get counting!

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New Year Plant Hunt

We met to discuss how we will monitor and record local wildlife. Our Nature Records Group aims to get local people involved in national nature monitoring

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People, Planet, Pastry

Sustainable Amersham launched in January its first People Planet Pastry event at Jester cafe (close to Amersham station).

Anyone could turn up to this free event and get to know people in the community at the same time as having some stimulating conversations about the beautiful nature that surrounds us and the things that we can do to make sure that we protect the environment we have to live in.

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Talk on migrating birds

Come to an engaging free online talk to learn about migrating birds near you by Wild Amersham and Prestwood Nature. 8 November at 7.30. Art work by @janeytom. 

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No disposable cup day!

We took a stall at the regular Amersham market to promote No Disposable Cup Day and support the two independent cafes who were helping us trial a ‘ borrow cup’ scheme for the day.

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Wildflower botany activity

In August Wild Amersham organised a family wildflower botany activity at the nature@AmershamBand site, with children making wildflower bookmarks, learning about wild plants on a wildflower trail

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Scything workshop

In August, Wild Amersham held a scything workshop for 11 volunteers so in future they can mow the wildflowers meadows Wild Amersham supports (using machinery compacts the soil which is not good for wildflowers).

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Laying down amphibian refugia

In collaboration with the Bucks Amphibian and Reptile Group (BARG), Wild Amersham has put down refugia at our two partner sites, Amersham Band and St Mary’s School meadow and woodland

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Wild Plant Monitoring

Wild Amersham has started monitoring wild plant species at our partner sites at Amersham Band and St Mary’s School meadow. We have found over 80 species of trees and flowers at each site so far!

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Wild Amersham starting up!

Wild Amersham became a Team of Sustainable Amersham and set up five working
groups: Green Gardening, Nature Records, Events, Communications and a Steering Group. The groups meet regularly online (and occasionally in person) to organise and plan for great wild things!

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Environment Action Day

Amersham’s Town Council is organising and Environment Action Day on the Saturday, 10th of June, to share information on things we can do in our homes to help the environment.

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The Big Bowl Switch

The Plastic Free team worked with the Amersham School Eco-Council to stop using disposable bowls at lunchtime, replacing them with a re-usable porcelain bowl . The

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Sustainable Amersham Book Club

The Sustainable Amersham Book Club had its first meeting to discuss an excellent book about the UK’s food strategy, and its impact on health and the environment. This was ‘Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet Into Shape’ by Henry Dimbleby, author of the National Food Strategy.

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No Mow May

May is the time make a space for nature – sit back and let the wild flowers grow! No Mow May is back – join

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The Big Plastic Countdown

Sustainable Amersham participated in the Big Plastic Countdown organised by Everyday Plastic and Greenpeace to uncover the truth about how much we throw away and what happens to it

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Repair Cafe

Repair cafe is back in Amersham! Bring in your broken items and work with our volunteer experts to repair them on-site.

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Seeds for Bees

“Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat.” — Greenpeace Bees and other

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The site is launched!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of this Sustainable Amersham website. Here you can find all the latest news & events and projects — planned

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Repair Café

Repair Cafés are meetings where local people can bring along broken, household items for simple repairs. Items repaired include home appliances, clothing, bicycles and tools.

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