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Green Week

Monday 9 - Friday 13 March

Are you worried about climate change or your impact on the environment?

Do you want to take a positive approach to becoming more green?

During Green Week visit your local Idea Store to 
•    browse and borrow books on green issues suitable for children and adults  
•    discover how to download national and international newspapers and magazines for FREE with your Idea Store card. 

Green Week event
Friday 13 March, 10am - 12pm

Join us on Friday for a morning packed with informative and environmentally friendly activities, including:

  • Make your own environment pledge
  • Free cycle training & energy saving tips
  • Build your own pizza or animal crackers with plant-based ingredients - a family fun activity with Made in Hackney
  • Liveable streets - help us improve public spaces
  • The Human Relief Foundation talk about the impact of  climate change in Bangladesh
  • Home composting & wormery
  • Sunny Jar Eco Hub - low waste living

Idea Store Whitechapel, 4th Floor exhibition space

Events throughout the week at Idea Store Whitechapel

Prime Time
Monday 9 March 10:15 - 11:45am
Special Nature Talk with FoTHCP

Boy's Book Group Goes Green (Ages 5-11)
Monday 9 March 4:00 - 5:00pm
Help us create a Greentastic home for creepy crawlers.

Conversation Club
Tuesday 10 March 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet new friends and practise your English on talking about Climate Change and how to be green.- For speakers of other languages.

Girls’ Book Group Goes Green (Ages 5-11 years)
Tuesday 10 March 4:00 - 5:00pm
Make a planet-friendly, colourful, and pretty jewellery box out of egg cartons and other up-cycled materials.

Special Story Time (Under 5s)
Friday 13 March 10:30 - 11:15am
Go Go Green with an interactive session of singing and rhyming.

Made In Hackney
Friday 13 March 11:15am
Build your own pizza or animal crackers with plant-based ingredients.

Family Reading Group-Green Week
Saturday 14 March 2:30 - 3:30pm
Come up with Ideas and get creative to make Idea Stores more Green!

Art Club-Green Week Ages (6-12 years)
Sunday 15 March 2:15 - 3:30pm
Get your little green fingers busy on making something magical using up-cycled materials 


“We are the first generation who understands how dangerous for us it is and for the planet…we will not stop global warming if we do not do anything.  What is important for us is how we live and what we teach our children, because only we can save our planet” ESOL learner from Bulgaria

“Everyone should be conscious about their lifestyles and use necessary things properly.  We cannot neglect the world.  We should all love a sustainable living world.”  ESOL Learner from Bangladesh

“Water resources are decreasing day by day, because we do not use water carefully.  We pollute the water, we pollute nature. Most countries in the world cannot find clean water” ESOL Learner from Turkey

“...we don’t think about our planet.  We think only of ourselves and how to have an easier life.  Before we did not think about the causes, but it is time to think about our planet and how it is affecting our ecosystem.” … Finally I would like to tell you to come together, work together to save our climate.”  ESOL learner from Bangladesh.