WEAct Climate Hub

WEAct have opened Woking’s first ‘pop-up’ climate hub in the Town Centre. The ‘climate hub’ will be open until July 16th, and is a space to engage and educate people on the climate emergency and empower them to take local action.

The hub is in the former Thomas Cook travel agency in Mercia Walk, and is open from 10am – 2.30pm Tues – Fri, and from 10am – 4pm Sat.

Each week, the hub will be themed around one of the six life shifts encouraged by climate movement The Jump. They are:

  • Eating green: moving to a plant-based diet, avoiding food waste.
  • Dressing retro: purchasing only three new items of clothing per year.
  • Ending clutter: keeping products for at least seven years.
  • Travelling fresh: if possible, no personal motor vehicles.
  • Holidaying locally: one flight every three years.
  • Changing the system: embracing at least one life shift

Upcoming events

June

  • Sat 25th June – Sewing workshop – alter your clothes, save the environment – come along with an item you love and don’t want to throw away. In the session, run by Ziman Design, you will be able to fix the item or get advice on how to do it. Alterations provided on a donation service, all funds will go to WEAct.
  • Weds 22nd June – In-person Woking Extinction Rebellion meeting, 7.30pm. Open to all.
  • Sat 25th – Thurs 30th June – Summer Hat and Tote bag swap. Come and swap your outgrown hat for one that fits or your spare tote bag for another. Nothing to swap? Come and help yourself for a small donation to the WEAct Climate Hub project.
  • Tues 28th June – Fri 15th July – Show the love – drop into the hub and show your love for the planet and tell decision makers what you want them to do to achieve a safer, greener future for generations to come.
  • Weds 29th June – ‘No one left behind’ a Citizens Advice Outreach session – drop into the hub between 12.30pm and 2.30pm for free, confidential and independent money advice including benefits advice, budgeting skills and debt management.
  • Weds 29th June – Becoming a Net Zero business – how to cut energy costs and move towards net zero. This is a session for local businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint – taking place from 7pm -8pm – sign up via this eventbrite link
  • Thurs 30th June – litter pick with Woking Litter Warriors – 6pm – 8pm, meet at WEAct hub.
  • Thurs 30th June – late night opening 6pm – 8pm.

July

  • Thurs 7th July – Better Points Day – come and find out how you can be rewarded by walking, cycling or using public transport in Surrey. A representative from Surrey County Council’s active travel team will be on hand to talk to you about the free Better Points app between 10am and 12noon.
  • Sat 9th July – Cargo bike / family friendly bicycle demonstration taking place outside the hub.

Volunteering at the hub

To make the WEAct Hub a success, we need a wide range of volunteers for a host of different roles such as designing / building the hub interiors, manning the hub, providing social media support, admin, event support and volunteer co-ordination.

We are also keen that the hub is utilised by a wide range of people and groups, acting as a community connector bringing people together to work on common aims.

If you would like to volunteer with us you can join either our core or broadcast WhatsApp groups which will keep you up-to-date with all of our work.

To sign up to these or to find out more details about how you can help make the climate hub a success, please email your details to wokingenvironmentaction@yahoo.com

Please find a short briefing document which provides more details about the climate hub project and how you can get involved.