Events

Find out more about how to tackle the climate crisis locally at an ACE event. Our monthly Green Cafes often include talks, presentations, or film screenings. We have really good speakers and there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and find out more. Everyone is welcome, and all events are free. You can use the calendar to view upcoming events.

December’s Green Cafe – Fairtrade for Christmas

St John’s Methodist Church Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Join us for our last Green Cafe of the year. Our cafe will be running for fairtrade tea, coffee and mince pies until 12 Noon. Fairtrade items for Christmas will be on sale. Have a 'Sustainable Christmas'. Check out these ideas from Skipton Methodists to help you have a: Sustainable Christmas 23 And...let us know ...

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Climate Justice: What it is, Why it Matters

St John’s Methodist Church Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Whilst the climate crisis is being caused by wealthy and industrialised countries, the greatest impacts are being experienced by countries with very low individual carbon footprints. These countries also have the fewest resources for dealing with these impacts. Hear more from Izzie about this key issue and Global Justice Now’s campaign to make sure that ...

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2024

This is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' (RSPB) annual count of garden birds - taking place over the weekend of  26th-28th January (just pick an hour to do your survey between those dates). Find out how to make the most of your survey hour and sign-up here.

Fairtrade 90kg Rice Challenge

St John’s Methodist Church Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Take part in the Fairtrade 90KG Rice Challenge at February's Green Cafe. This year ACE Food Group is starting off with the Fairtrade 90kg Rice Challenge. This is how much a subsistence farmer has to sell in order to pay for one years  secondary school education.  Education is very expensive for them. We have one ...

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Settle Plastic Free

Our March Green Cafe (timings at the end) will focus on what we can do to make Settle plastic free with a talk from Rosie Sanderson of the Settle Plastic Free group. Melanie  Fryer (ACE's Food Group lead) will also introduce Greenpeace's The Big Plastic Count, taking place between 11th-17th March. Information about how to ...

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Tree Planting in March

We will be joining Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust (YDMT) to do some tree planting as part of the 'Wildshare with Mearbeck' scheme, which is just outside Settle. Please sign-up direct with YDMT, letting Mike Appleton know that you would like to come along and he will also provide more details:  mike.appleton@ydmt.org You can find out ...

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North Yorkshire Council’s Climate Change Actions

St John’s Methodist Church Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

At April's Green Cafe (timings at the end) we will be joined by Fiona Protheroe - Climate Emergency Officer at North Yorkshire Council - who will be telling us about how the Council is delivering its climate change strategy 2023 to 2030, through a 'climate strategy delivery pathway' and answering your questions about how this ...

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Stop Food Waste Day

Stop Food Waste Day is the largest single day of action in the fight against food waste. Started in 2017 by Compass Group USA, Stop Food Waste Day is now recognised globally in every corner of the world as we unite to educate and ignite change. Did you know, one third* of food produced for human ...

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No Mow May

No Mow May is Plantlife’s annual campaign calling on all garden owners and green space managers not to mow during May. Why do we need No Mow May? We’ve lost nearly 97% of flower-rich meadows since the 1930’s and with them gone are vital food needed by pollinators, like bees and butterflies. But your lawn can help! A healthy lawn ...

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