Do you worry about the climate emergency and the impact of climate change?

Then come along to Hardwick Eco Event and learn about practical steps you can take in your daily life that will help reduce climate change!

The aim of the event is to highlight what can and must be done to help the environment and to show how each of us can do our bit to bring about meaningful reductions in carbon emissions through our own actions, locally, nationally and globally.


Thanks to everyone who attended the event. If you would like to look into the topics more, please take a look at our Resources page, which contains links to, or provided by, some of the contributors.


Where: The Cabin, St Mary’s Church, Hardwick, CB23 7QS

When: Saturday 4th September 2021, 10.30am – 4pm

Transport and parking:

Citi 4 bus from Cambridge and Cambourne; bikes can be chained under cover behind the Cabin; free car parking available at “Geo“, St. Mary’s Court, CB23 7QS (across the road from St Mary’s Church)

The day will include:

Seminars (in the church building)

11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Nicola Terry – Transition Cambridge Energy Group – Zero Carbon Heating: what are your options for converting your home heating to zero carbon?
  • Prof Peter Landshoff – Natural Cambridgeshire – What can we do to help nature?
  • Chris Fuller – Electric vehicles in Hardwick – E Vehicles: Are they our transport hope for tackling climate change?
  • Eddie Kehoe – Electric Bike Sales, Cambridge – eBikes

12:30 – 2:00pm

2:30 – 3:45pm

  • Paul Wyer – Wildlife Trust – Wildlife around Hardwick
  • Patrick Gordon – Comberton Village College – Schools and Plastic Recycling
  • Chris Rider – Getting the most out of solar panels
  • Jane Heal – Cambridge Carbon Footprint – What is easy and what is difficult about reducing your carbon footprint?
  • Rev David Newton – Lordsbridge Team Churches – Climate change for Christians: reaching heaven by being rooted in earth

Exhibitors / Stalls

Car park:

  • Dr Bike – Bring your bike for on-the-spot repair or service – Book a slot here
  • Electric Bike Sales, Cambridge – Talk to the experts and test-ride a bike – Please bring your own helmet!
  • ‘Cycle from Pippins’ – A guided local cycle ride, departs from The Cabin 11am and returns to The Cabin for refreshments – All welcome

The Cabin, small meeting room:

  • Clothes swap

The Cabin, main hall

  • Hardwick Parish Council
  • Cambridge Carbon Footprint – Tasty vegan recipes
  • The Wildlife Trust (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire)
  • Display of posters made by local children
  • Eco consultants – Solar panels
  • Transition Cambridge Energy Group – Heat pumps

The gazebos by the shed:

  • Uniform swap for Hardwick Primary School
  • Open mic “soap box”
  • Comberton Village College

Tent 1:

  • ‘Swap’ stalls: Bring one and take one away! – Toys, books and seeds

Tent 2:

Tent 3:

  • Making pledges*
  • Green investment info
  • Vegan recipes
  • Composting in a lemonade bottle* – Put in shredded paper, bark and plant material and watch the compost being created
  • Survey on the nettles*

The gazebos by the porch:

The gazebos by the pond:

  • Ideas to reduce carbon footprint
  • Log moisture survey – Which will generate the most heat in a burner?*
  • Composting and organic gardening – How to start in your back garden

*indicates an activity, something you can do!

Food

The Cabin, main hall – hatch from kitchen (available throughout the day):

  • Tea, coffee and cake

The camp fire:

  • Hot food is available between 12 and 2pm.
  • Using British seasonal produce, the team are preparing food that includes baked potatoes with various fillings, vegetable broth, and grilled seasonal vegetables.

Entrance free, donations towards refreshments and the cost of the day are welcome.

The Eco Event is a joint project between Hardwick Climate Action Group, St Mary’s Church Hardwick, and Hardwick Evangelical Church.

We hope that our pledges and changes in behaviour will make a difference

THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON US

Thanks to Postcode Places Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, for supporting this event.

Sunday, 5th September, 10am

Outdoor Church Service with an Eco theme, organised jointly by the congregations of St Mary’s Church and Hardwick Evangelical Church

Everyone welcome