Sustainable lifestyles

Connect and start to change your lifestyle

What is it?

Do you want to eat less meat but worry about getting a balanced, healthy diet?

Do you want to do your bit to tackle climate change, to understand better what all the fuss is about, but don’t know where to start?

Join Salford Health Improvement Service to explore what it means to be more sustainable, including cooking demonstrations.

  • Access facts and information on plant-based alternatives
  • Look at new recipes and cooking approaches
  • Get tips on how to make classic, favourite meals with alternative, affordable plant-based ingredients
  • Explore how going meat-free and making other changes in lifestyle improves health, helps sustainability and tackles climate change

This four-week course is for everyone. Structured around plant-based cooking demonstrations and other activities, it explores how we can best make informed choices in making our living habits and routines more sustainable and therefore ‘do out bit’ in the fight against climate change whilst maintaining our health and wellbeing.

Why

We have long been used to hearing warnings about global warming, the climate emergency and how governments, organisations and individuals need to act to prevent its worsening. These warnings have recently increased whilst Britain hosted the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in 2021, whilst ordinary individuals felt compelled to take direct action, blocking some of the country’s busiest roads to highlight what was seen as continued inaction to tackle the climate emergency.

Sometimes it feels we are bombarded with phrases and ideas on what things we should be doing to help – urgings to reduce ‘carbon footprints’, talk of fitting homes with ‘heat pumps’, people deciding to become ‘climatarians’, ‘flexitarians’ or ‘vegan’ amongst others. It is only comparatively recently that we have got used to separating and recycling our household waste, of having a collection of bins in the garden. It was once thought odd and inconvenient we no longer shoved everything into one bin. This is no longer the case, and likewise in the coming years we will have to make various adjustments to how we live day-to-day - in our food choices, reducing waste and recycling more - if we are to make a positive impact and live more sustainably.

Therefore, this course is an opportunity to understand and discuss current and ongoing climate change issues, a social activity to explore concepts, choices and explain labels and definitions, plus debate and share ideas and tips on what we are already doing as individuals or want to.

Who

The course is available to anyone over the age of 18.

Where

Three current venues in Boothstown, Broughton and Ordsall – please see below.

How to book

You can book yourself on to any sustainable lifestyles course via the following link.

Refer yourself on to the sustainable lifestyles course now

If you would like to discuss anything before booking or for further information, call us free on 0800 952 1000 (option 2), Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

You can also follow our Health Improvement Facebook page or the Health Improvement Twitter account for lots of handy hints and tips.

Day Timings Location Frequency Extra information
Tuesday 10am to 12pm

East

The Naz Community Hall, Great Clowes Street, Lower Broughton, Salford M7 1ZQ

Every Tuesday - ongoing Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try meat free recipes and meals? Come and join us in preparing new recipes!
Thursday 4pm to 6pm

Ordsall

The Tatton Community Café, 172 Tatton Street, Salford, M5 3PS

Every Thursday - ongoing Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try meat free recipes and meals? Come and join us in preparing new recipes!

 

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