Climate Month 2023

5th to 24th March 2023

Events 5th to 24th March 2023

“We don’t need a handful of people doing sustainability perfectly: we need millions of people doing it imperfectly”.

Come and discuss what you can do imperfectly.

    Sunday 5th March

    3.00 p.m. Anime workshop at St Peters Hall with Chitan Garden. Suitable for ages 4-16. Booking essential. Email

    4.00 p.m. Screening of The Lorax. Rated: Universal. Suitable for all. 

    A fable concerning the danger of greed causing human destruction of the natural environment.

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr. Seuss

    Pay-As-You-Can via

    5.30 – 6.30 p.m. A Creative session with Anime artist, Chitan Garden. Suitable for ages 4-16. Booking essential. Email

    7.00 p.m. Screening of Princess Mononoke. Rated: Parental Guidance. 

    This story makes commentary on the limits of our growth, the cost of it, and the impacts we have on each other — with the earth as the price.

    Booking via

    Friday 10th March

     7.00 pm “What can we do to help the planet?” 

    Illustrated Talk and discussion by John Hall, Chair of PACE (Practical Actions for Climate and the Environment, Manningtree).  

    John will cover a wide range of positive and practical choices we can make to help tackle Climate Change and Biodiversity loss. We all have limitations on what we can do – but it’s now critical that everyone does something otherwise heatwaves, floods, other extremes of climate and loss of local wildlife will get progressively worse.

    Heat Pump demonstration by Peter Miller from Conga Ltd with Q&A.

    Booking via

    Friday 17th March 

    7.00 p.m. Screening of BBC production “Shop Well for the Planet”. 

    Tips on how to live a greener lifestyle and save money from the Shop Well for Less and Eat Well for Less teams. 

    “In the same way some of us  still think eating healthily is more expensive, lots of us think going a bit greener is expensive too. I think it’s essential we show everyone that you can do both; not only be environmentally conscious but save money too. Also, that you can make some big carbon reductions but not completely alter your lifestyle. And if we can get that message across then I think we could all together make a significant difference.” Chris Bavin, television presenter.

    Talk by Bonitas Wholefoods about shopping local, local refill options and opportunities to make local sustainable choices.

    Followed by a Q & A session. 

    Booking via

    Friday 24th March 

    7.00 p.m. Talk by Professor Rupert Read (UEA): ’Nearly all to play for: building a successful mass moderate flank together’.  

    Professor Rupert Read, a renowned climate and environmental campaigner, will speak about the attitude he calls ‘stubborn realism’: about building a successful mass movement together, on the basis of truth, out of the ashes of the hopes we once may have had for a smooth transition to a greener future. This event also features two short films, “Out Of The Ashes” and “The Climate Scientists”.

    Followed by a Q & A session.

    Professor Read’s books will be on sale at this event.

    Booking is essential via

    Organised by Stowmarket Eco Futures, hosted by John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, proudly supported by Stowmarket Town Council and the National Literacy Trust.