Climate Carnival events: Monday 25 October

Climate Carnival event details for Monday 25 October.

Events are shown in time order, from the earliest to the latest.

Urban Ecology Trail: Self-guided tour

Time: All day
Location: Across H&F
Sign up: None required

Our H&F Urban Ecology Trail has been launched as part of the Climate Carnival! This trail showcases some of the projects we’ve worked with our housing communities to deliver. Access the map and guide here and get your walking shoes on.

Breakfast briefing: Homes, buildings and energy

Time: 8:30am
Location: Online webinar
Sign up: Register for the homes, buildings and energy breakfast briefing (Eventbrite)

What is the future of our buildings in a changing climate? This talk will showcase how changing our buildings will both safeguard health and save us money, all while caring for our climate.

Craft activities at Masbro Community Centre

This is a family-friendly event
Time: From 9:30 am to 11:30am
Location: Masbro Community Centre
Sign up: None required

Craft activities will be recycling everyday items for the children to create play items with. We will also be crafting mini-world globes and the story time book will be about climate change and looking after the planet. To highlight our message we will also be face painting the earth on the children.

Cleaner Greener Old Oak

This is a family-friendly event
Time: From 10am to 1pm
Location: Outside East Acton Tube station
Sign up: Register for Cleaner Greener Old Oak (Eventbrite)

Come and join your neighbours by bike, scooter, or on foot to tour the Old Oak estate with our local street cleaners to make a noise about inclusive active travel, reducing waste and keeping our community clean and tidy.

A fun and educational activity for all the family, bring drums and bells and anything to attract attention. There will also be an opportunity to try the Ride Side by Side cycle taxi.

Create a sustainable village – Shepherds Bush Families Project 

This is a family-friendly event
Time: From 10am to 3pm
Location: 58A Bulwer Street, W12 8AP
Sign up: Limited spaces, please email Beatrice at

This fun workshop is focused on building eco-friendly houses, as well as raising awareness about how we can be greener in our day-to-day lives around the things we use.

Open House: A retrofitted, green energy home

Time: From 10am to 4pm
Location: Sedgeford Road, W12 0NA
Sign up: Book for the Open House energy home visit (Eventbrite)

Homeowner Brian Thresh has succeeded in making his Edwardian home carbon neutral with the installation of solar panels, battery storage and an air source heat pump. He is offering house tours as part of the Climate Carnival to answer your questions on retrofitting your house.

Open House: A Passivhaus home

Time: From 10am to 4pm
Location: Lena Gardens, W6 9PZ
Sign up: Book for the Open House Passivhaus home visit (Eventbrite)

Lena Gardens is the first private refurbishment to Passivhaus standard in the UK. The refurbishment of this Victorian mid-terrace in London was completed in 2010 and is open for house tours during the Climate Carnival.

Building net zero homes – a local case study 

Time: 11am
Location: Online webinar
Sign up: Register for building net zero homes (Eventbrite)

To reach net zero, new homes will need to be built to the highest standards of energy efficiency, with low carbon heating and renewable energy. Join the council and design teams behind a pioneering local housebuilding project, as they demonstrate how achieving net zero operational emissions is being placed at the heart of its design.

Flying Green: Pilot Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs)

This event is aimed at 12 to 17 year olds
Time: From 1pm to 5pm
Location: TBC (in person) 
Sign up: Register for the Flying Green programme (Microsoft Forms)

As part of the Climate Carnival, Urban Flyers will be running Flying Green – an innovative climate change drone tech programme lasting for three days, where local young people aged can learn how to pilot Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) to map and survey local green spaces, conservation areas, and littering and pollution using modern software and systems.

Book your free space now. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please note you must be committed to attending the full three-day programme to secure a place.

So you want to get solar panels?

Time: 2pm
Location: Online webinar
Sign up: Register for so you want to get solar panels (Eventbrite)

This short session will outline the types of solar energy householders can install, some considerations to get the best out of the technology on offer and provide some guidance on planning considerations.

Energy Cafe – Save energy at home drop-in!

Time: 3pm
Location: Sands End Arts and Community Centre
Sign up: Register for the energy cafe (Eventbrite)

From 3pm Morgan Sindall’s social value team and a trained energy advisor will speak about practical ways that you can save energy consumption at home. We will also have our boiler contractor there to offer advice around boilers.

Circular design for sustainable buildings: Sands End Arts and Community Centre tour 

Time: 3pm
Location: Sands End Arts and Community Centre
Sign up: Register for the Sands End Arts and Community Centre tour (Eventbrite)

Emissions from a building’s materials and construction can account for half of its lifetime emissions. ‘Circular design’ reduces these emissions by using less carbon-intensive materials, designing buildings to be adapted rather than demolished, and ensuring components can be reused when the building reaches the end of its life. Join the architects and staff at the award-winning Sands End Arts and Community Centre to hear how innovative circular approaches have been incorporated into its design.