Climate Action Festival 2022

Join us for the second year of our Climate Action Festival, a week dedicating to raising awareness on how you can take positive climate action in your community and further afield. Our timetable below shows some of the activities and events that are going on during the week.

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We encourage Lincolnshire residents to get involved by running their own events and are happy to support them by adding them to the timetable.

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31st October until 4th November 

Activity  Details  When and where?  Booking 
Climate Action Festival launch event pop up  Presentation/art & fashion exhibition launch.

“How is the University of Lincoln is tackling Climate Change”

Date: Monday 31st October

Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Location: Climate Hub at Isaac Newton Building Atrium


No need to book
Act Now / Climate Exhibition and Project Fashion Fixed Exhibition Joint fashion and climate expo event, cross discipline with Project Fashion Fixed. Date: All Week

Location: Climate Hub at Isaac Newton Building Atrium

No need to book
Sustainable Film Workshop  Sustainable Film Workshop

Learn the art of sustainable film making with one of our leading Senior Lecturers in the School of Film Media and Journalism.

Discover ways to effectively use your smart phone to develop video content for socials, promotions, and mini films; including top tips to be more sustainable in terms of production and have the opportunity to take part in a showcase at the end of the week. The best produced video, as judged by our team, will win a Waterstones gift voucher.

Booking is essential. Open to students, staff and the local community

Date: Tuesday 1st November
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Minerva MB3202 (3rd floor)
Book now  
Action for Wildlife: Riseholme Habitat Building  Riseholme Habitat Building

Get involved in habitat building for local wildlife. We’ll be building log piles that support hedgehogs, mice and other small mammals, as well as insects and fungi at Riseholme Park. We’ll also be creating some specific stag beetle habitat. All equipment will be provided for you. Please wear outdoor clothing and boots/trainers for this event.

Priority will be given to students for this event. Non students can enquire about availability by emailing

Please note; transport will be provided for students via the Lincoln SU minibus from the Brayford Campus. Booking is essential.

Date: Tuesday 1st November

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Riseholme Park, Riseholme Hall.

Action for Wildlife: Surveying for Wildlife (Riseholme)  Surveying for Wildlife

Join us for a session on Mammal Surveying training, where you’ll learn how to set up a survey tunnel and identify some key native mammal tracks, as well as learning what wildlife we have at Riseholme Park and what we are doing for them. We’ll then set the tunnels up and any tracks recorded will be sent over for you to identify via an online quiz during the week!  All equipment will be provided for you. Please wear outdoor clothing and boots/trainers for this event.

Priority will be given to students for this event. Non students can enquire about availability by emailing

Please note; transport will be provided for students via the Lincoln SU minibus from the Brayford Campus. Booking is essential.

Date: Tuesday 1st November

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Location: Riseholme Park,

Riseholme Hall



LIAT Climate Action and Sustainable Agriculture  Join the Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology for a special Breakfast Briefing on Sustainability. Full agenda TBC.


Date: Tuesday 1st November

Time: 08:30 – 10:00

Location: Online

Book now 
Wilder Doddington: Be a Ranger for the day Hands-on experience of what it’s like to be a Ranger at Wilder Doddington.

During your day as a Wilder Ranger, you will meet the Wilder Doddington team and learn about how we are bringing more nature back to the Doddington Estate.


You will learn about ecological surveying, what we do and why we do it, have a tour of some of our wilding land, and help with a range of our tasks. the Wilder Ranger perform some of her tasks.


Depending on the weather and the priorities on the day, these tasks could be anything from setting footprint traps and tree planting, to earthworm or harvest mouse surveying.


This is suitable for adults only and must be at least 18 years old to attend.


Date: Wednesday 2nd November

Time: 10:30 -15:00

Location: Doddington Hall & Gardens

Book now
Local Nature Recovery Workshop  Local Nature Recovery Workshop with Lincolnshire County Council. Come and join us for a collaborative 90 minute workshop on Local Nature Recovery Strategies, which will include some exercises to gather student views that will be fed into the Local Strategy for Lincolnshire. Date: Wednesday 2nd November
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Location: Minerva MB2102
Book now
Carbon Literacy Training Taster Session  Discover how your carbon footprint is impacting the world, expand your knowledge on climate change and learn how you can effectively communicate climate change issues to peers.

This taster session aims to provide a snapshot into the full Carbon Literacy Training, with an opportunity for attendees to signup for the full certified, training course later in the Academic Year.

Date: Wednesday 2nd November
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Location: Medical School LMS 0010
Email for further information.
Enviro-Fayre  The EnviroFayre returns! Hosted in the Tipi this year, visit sustainability related stalls, volunteer groups, and businesses. When: Thursday 3rd November

Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Location: Tipi, Brayford

No need to book
Root & Sprout Supper Club at Mint Lane Café 


Join the fantastic Root & Sprout Supper Club at Mint Lane Cafe this Climate Action Festival.

Root & Sprout hosts monthly(ish) Supper Clubs at Mint Lane Cafe, serving three-course vegan-friendly meals. Meals are plant-based and created using surplus food that will help guests consider where their food is from and some of the systems that produce the ingredients.

Proceeds from our supper clubs go to supporting Mint Lane Kitchen and its community food aid projects and to Root & Sprout to allow us to continue the delivery of social food events.

This event is pay as you feel.

Date: Thursday 3 November

Time: 18.30 – 21:00 (doors at 18:00)

Location: Mint Lane Café, 12 Mint Ln, Lincoln LN1 1UD


Book now
Action for wildlife – Brayford  Climate Action River Clean & Litter Pick

Have you ever wondered what’s lurking at the bottom of the rivers and canals of Lincoln? A traffic cone, a bike, maybe a shoe! This is your chance to find out.

We will be pulling things up out of the Sincil Bank Drain from 10:00-12:00

Meet outside the Tipi ready to leave at 09:45.

All equipment and gloves will be provided.

Book your free ticket below.


Date: Friday 4th November

Time: 09:45 –12:00

Tipi, Brayford

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Lincs Wildlife Trust Nature Crafts Drop In Make you own beeswax wraps!

Plastic is a serious problem for Lincolnshire’s wildlife, on land and in sea. Help to reduce your plastic waste by making your own beeswax wraps as an eco-alternative for cling film. All materials are provided, there will also be a vegan alternative. Already got a wrap that needs a refresh? Pop along and we’ll revive it for you!

Make a festive bird feeder!

Birds need high-energy food during the winter months to help them survive the colder weather. Take action for the birds in your garden or green space and have a go at making a bird feeder to hang outside. We’ll be using coconut oil, peanut butter and various seeds and fruits to make our feeders – all materials are provided!


Date: Friday 4th November

Time: 13:00 – 15:00

Location: Climate Hub at the Isaac Newton Building Atrium

No need to book
Artist Panel & Sustainable Films Screening  Showing short films created during the week, alongside the artist panel. Friday 4th November

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Climate Hub at Isaac Newton Building Atrium

Book now
Mrs Smith’s Cottage – A sustainable home Visit Mrs Smith’s Cottage during climate action week for the launch of their sustainable living book, which brings together knowledge from expert forages, artists, gardeners, chefs, alongside tips and tricks from Mrs Smith’s very sustainable life. Explore her cottage to see how she made the most of the very little she owned, reducing waste by repairing and repurposing items whenever she could. Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November

Time: 12noon – 16:00

East Road, Navenby, LN5 0EP

(Buses run regularly to Navenby from the Lincoln bus station)

No need to book

More information can be found here: Mrs Smith’s Cottage

Climate Action Afternoon at Cogglesford Watermill  Join the team at Cogglesford Watermill for their Climate Action Day! Discover how the River Slea provided power to this historic building and take part in Climate-themed activities and games.


Free event

Saturday 5th November

When: Saturday 5th November 2022, 12pm-4pm

Cogglesford Watermill

Where: East Road, Sleaford, NG34 7EA


No need to book






This year’s Climate Action Festival is supported by our partners:

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North Kesteven District Council
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