How “green” is Horningsea churchyard? - with Extinction Rebellion

Sunday 15 September 2019
11am to 5pm
Venue: Horningsea - St Peter
To launch “Green Horningsea” we are focussing on the churchyard, inviting families to survey the plants, bugs and other animals and challenge us to do better.

This free event to launch “Green Horningsea” takes place in Horningsea church and churchyard, with Extinction Rebellion giving their Keynote address at 12 midday.

We invite families to bring a magnifying glass, notebook and know-how and begin the first ever survey of the plants, birds, bees and bugs in Horningsea churchyard. In the face of a Climate Emergency are we doing enough to protect our natural heritage?

Extinction Rebellion say “We promote civil disobedience and rebellion because we think it is necessary- we are asking people to find their courage and to collectively do what is necessary to bring about change. We are completely nonviolent, our actions are done in full public view and we take responsibility for them.”

“Heritage Open Days celebrates 25 years in 2019,” says HODs manager, Annabelle Thorpe, “and this year’s theme, ‘People Power’ goes to the very heart of our unique and diverse festival.”

For over 800 years the Grade 1 Listed church of St Peter has been in the heart of the village of Horningsea. Recently registering as an eco-church, we have joined “Green Horningsea”, a collaboration between village groups to improve our natural environment. Horningsea is a small, rural community to the north of Cambridge city.

This free event is open for one day only. No need to book in advance. Refreshments available.


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