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We are delighted to invite you to our workshop on ‘Local campaigning for healthy towns and cities’, 11am-4pm Saturday 28th September 2019, Toynbee Studios, London E1 6AB. The workshop will look specifically about the use of pesticides in our towns and cities.


Every year, thousands of litres of pesticides are used on our pavements, road verges, school grounds, parks and other places where we live, work and play. But it doesn’t have to be this way, we can go pesticide-free!


Whether you are new to the issue or a seasoned campaigner, this day is a chance to come together to discuss how to end the use of pesticides in our towns and cities through local community campaigning and activism.


Many of you are doing fantastic work already: contacting and meeting with your councils; organising weeding demonstrations; throwing seed bombs; collecting signatures for petitions; and leading by example by keeping your gardens and paths pesticide-free!


The aim of the day is to build on your amazing work, hear from pesticide experts, share strategies and equip you with the tools you need to further your campaign.

Draft agenda:

    • 10:40-11 Registration + refreshments

    • 11-11:15 Welcome & introductions

    • 11:15-11:45 Cllr Caroline Russel keynote – Islington Borough Council & London Assembly

    • 11:45-12:00 Guide to strategic campaigning - Josie Cohen (PAN UK)

    • 12:00-12:15 Pesticide-Free Towns UK- where are we up to?- Nick Mole (PAN UK)

    • 12:15-13:15 Workshop 1- Local action stations

    • 13:15-14 Lunch

    • 14-15 Workshop 2- Scenarios

    • 15-16 Workshop 3- Campaign clinic


We hope to see you all there!


Limited spaces available. Please sign up by the 20th September.
A light lunch will be provided. We don’t want anyone to be unable to attend due to lack of funds. PAN UK also has extremely limited funds but if you need help covering travel costs then please do get in touch and we will do our best to help.

Please contact Hannah on pestcide-free@pan-uk.org if you have any queries.

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