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Join us for Green Books

Greening Steyning are excited to announce Green Books, a monthly online discussion with leading environmental authors – all designed to engage, educate and inspire!  The 60 minute talks give you the chance to ask the experts questions and learn about a wide range of topics from gardening to renewable energy, and biodiversity to mental health.

Talks are open to everyone – and we’ve had people logging in from all over the world.

You can sign up for a free ticket, or choose to make a small donation to cover the costs of the event, and help support the work of Greening Steyning.

Upcoming talks

Plans for the Autumn series of Green Drinks will be published soon.

Previous Green Books talks

rob hopkins1 July 2021: Green Books with Rob Hopkins

For the last in the spring series of Green Books, we were lucky enough to have Rob Hopkins along to speak about his new book From What Is to What If:  Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want”  Rob was one of the founders of the Transition Town movements, and the book challenges us all to re-imagine what the future could be like and we need.

You can see a video recording here.

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3 June 2021 – Sue-Stuart Smith on “The Well Gardened Mind”

How can gardening relieve stress and help us look after our mental health? What lies behind the restorative power of the natural world?  For our fifth Green Books talk, Sue Stuart-Smith spoke with Paul Hannam about her new book “The Well Gardened Mind.”  The book investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years – working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence.

You can see the recording on YouTube here.

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6 May 2021 – Chris Goodall on What We Need to Do Now

For our fourth Green Books event we spoke to leading environmental author, Chris Goodall, about his new book “What We Need To Do Now – for a Zero Carbon Future.” This urgent, practical and inspiring book signals a green new deal for Britain.  

If you missed it live, you can see the recording on YouTube here.

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1 April 2021 – Alice Ross on Investing to Save the Planet

For the third in our Green Books series, Financial Times journalist Alice Ross spoke about her new book, “Investing to save the planet:  How your money can make a difference”.

She spoke eloquently and explained how investing responsibly can be one of the most powerful ways that you can fight climate change.

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, take a look at our Beginners Guide to Green Investing.


4 March 2021 – Dave Goulson on The Garden Jungle


For our second Green Books event we had the wonderful Dave Goulson talking about his latest bestselling book  “The Garden Jungle –  Gardening to Save the Planet.”

You can watch the YouTube recording here.

Charles Dowding Talk4 February 2021 – Charles Dowding on No Dig Gardening

You can find out more and link to a recording of the talk on YouTube here.