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Sun 1 October 2017 12:00 AM - Tue 31 October 2017 11:55 PM
Econet Wildlife Conservation Activities for October

Sunday, 1st October    10:00 - 13:00
Clayfield Copse, Caversham ~ Regular monthly task
Friends of Clayfield Copse

Wednesday, 4th October    10:00 - 15:00
Dinton Pastures Country Park ~ Coppicing willow
CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)

Wednesday, 11th October    10:00 - 15:00
Paices Wood Country Park, Aldermaston ~ Scrub clearance
CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)

Wednesday, 18th October    10:00 - 15:00
Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve ~ Typhus removal and path clearance
CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)

Saturday, 21st October    9:30 - 13:00
Mapledurham Playing Fields ~ Regular monthly task
Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds

Saturday, 21st October    10:00 - 13:00
Waterloo Meadows ~ Regular monthly task - Bramble clearance and Small Meadow cut
Friends of Waterloo Meadows

Sunday, 22nd October    10:00 - 13:00
McIlroy Park, Tilehurst ~ Regular monthly task
Friends of McIlroy Park

Wednesday, 25th October    10:00 - 15:00
Sheepdrove Organic Farm, Lambourn ~ Hedgelaying
CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)

Tasks may change, please visit the Econet website at for full details including latest updates, times and contact information

Econet Conservation Volunteers
  CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)
  Friends of Cemetery Junction
  Friends of Clayfield Copse
  Friends of Mapledurham Playing Fields
  Friends of McIlroy Park
  Friends of Waterloo Meadows

We have been providing opportunities to participate in the care of Reading's green spaces for 30 years.

Thu 19 October 2017 7:30 PM - Sat 21 October 2017 9:30 PM
Money, ethics and you: a heady cocktail or a disappointing brew?
risc 35-39 London St RG1 4PS

A Reading International Festival Event

Those of us who save and invest ethically like to think that we are doing our bit to help the environment or encourage sustainable international development. Are we really making a difference or just making ourselves feel better? Presentation by Carol Padgett, Associate Professor in Finance, Henley Business School, UoR. RISC, 35-39 London St, RG1 4PS

Sat 21 October 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Reading Farmers’ Market – 18th birthday
Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HU

Come along to Reading’s bi-monthly farmers’ market this Saturday, 21 October, for a wide selection of high quality food from local producers and to help us celebrate the market’s 18th birthday! There will be lots of prizes donated by our traders to be won, plus music from Reading Rock Choir and a birthday cake from Miss Darmon’s.

Of course, as always, you’ll find high welfare meat, fish and eggs, artisan baked goods and local honey and fudge. There will be fresh fruit and vegetables from Tolhurst Organic as well as Paget’s Produce and Hayles Fruit Farm. Beard and Sabre will be back with their craft cider and we’re also delighted to welcome The Oxford Artisan Distillery with their vodka and gin brewed locally from local heritage grain. Plus there will be handmade natural soaps and skin treats from Moomoo Soaps and H by Maia.

It’s one not to be missed!

Mon 6 November 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Philosophy andthe Planet - an Eco-philosophical Journey
Function Roon, Maiden Place, RG6 3HE

An illustrated discussion presented by Tanja Rebel, a teacher of Philosophy with a Masters Degree in Ethics, Religion and Society.

This talk compares our current anthropocentric (human-centred) outlook on nature with the emerging eco-centric view and visits a number of philosophical branches on the eco-centric tree, such as:
Eco-feminism and
Ecosophy or Deep Ecology
Prominent thinkers such as Jame Lovelock, Peter Singer, Vandana Shiva, Arne Naess, Henryk Skolimowski and E.F. Schumacher will feature. The main question will be whether humankind should treat the planet in a different way for its own survival's sake or whether nature perhaps has a value in itself - regardless of its use for us.

Meeting of Earley Environmental Group - free admission and refreshments. Venue is next to Lower Earley Baptist Church - #21 bus goes to Kilnsey Drive.