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Essex Green Weekend-***Booking for camping and day visitors only now***

A Festival Style Weekend focusing on Climate Change Action

29th April -  2nd May 2022

There is space for camping and day visitors only now, please enquire about our waiting list for a room :-D

The Essex Green Weekend is an opportunity for community groups, faith groups and anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of how they can take climate action, celebrate action taken to reduce carbon emissions and improve climate action and network and connect with others who are pursuing local climate action. The Weekend will benefit people that are taking action, enabling them to connect with likeminded people, and support people who are interested in taking more action to address climate change. There will be talks, workshops and activities on carbon neutral energy and heating, including a tour of Othona’s facilities; introducing wildlife habitats and improving biodiversity; sustainable food including growing your own and reducing food waste including using excess supermarket food; and reducing consumption, reusing waste and encouraging recycling e.g. through repair cafes.  There will also be live music, food and a beer tent.

This event is being run by Othona Bradwell in partnership with local environment and mental health charity Trust Links, Diocese of Chelmsford, and Southend in Transition.

We are able to offer places at a subsidised rate due to the award of a grant from the lottery foundation as part of their Together for our Planet programme. Costs include all meals (these will be vegetarian) and drinks (Alcohol available from the beer tent at additional cost). In order to allow as many people as possible to attend this weekend and promote the idea of action on Climate Change we would encourage you to camp if possible. We have plenty of space for camping for those wishing to bring their own tents and can provide a limited number of tents to those that would like one.

Arrivals: from 3pm Friday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures: 11am Monday

Cost: Adults £70 for the whole weekend, normal child rates apply. If you would like to bring your own tent/campervan/caravan for the event then there is a reduced price of  Adults £20/24hrs or £40 for the whole weekend and children are charged at half our normal rate (£0.50/year of age/day), please indicate you would like to camp in the comments section of the booking form. If you have two or more children then the oldest goes free. 

If you would like to pay the benefactor rate (additional 25%), this helps to support the work of Othona by providing bursaries for those less able to come, please indicate this on the booking form.

We welcome day visitors over the weekend, please indicate non-residential on the booking form. The cost per day including lunch and evening meal is £15/adult and £5/children over 7.

Take a look at the programme for the weekend- Essex Green Weekend Programme

(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)

29 Apr 2022 15:00 to 02 May 2022 11:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
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Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564