Free Climate Action Activities


Want to take part in practical climate action, but not sure where to start?

Take part in free hands-on workshops, film screenings and campaigns designed to inspire behaviour change and help communities engage in local climate action.

This programme is funded by the Scottish Government. Glasgow has successfully secured funding for a Glasgow Climate Action Hub as part of this national network to engage communities in climate action, supporting the transition to low carbon and climate resilient living and driving wider behaviour change.

Whilst this programme is open to everyone we aim to prioritise individuals on a lower income. Please be conscious of this when registering your interest at attend these events.

Click here to register your interest in joining the sessions below

January – March 2024: Plastic Recycling – ‘Bottles to Benches’

Plastic Recycling – ‘Bottles to Benches’

Take part in our plastic recycling campaign to turn locally sourced PP5 and HDPE plastic bottles, tubs and lids into outdoor furniture for Govanhill!

Simply check your waste plastics for PP5 & HDPE symbols and drop off your CLEAN plastics in our purpose built recycling bin at The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street.

Your plastics will then be chipped and moulded into outdoor furniture for the local area!

This will run until the end of March – after this date it may be extended. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates.

February 2024: Climate Action Sessions

Social sewing, repairing & upcycling

1-3pm, Wednesday 28th Feb (x6 weeks) @ The Deep End Textiles Studio

Got a favourite item of clothing that’s had some wear and tear? Learn to sew, mend and upcycle your textiles with our in-house expert

Free but ticketed – Register your interest here


Intro to plastic recycling (Free)

2-4pm, Wednesdays from 28th February
We’ll start by exploring the different kinds of plastics and how to shred them using our granulator. Then, we’ll choose injection moulds and the colours you’d like to use and melt them with our injection machine, leaving with a finished item to take home on the day.

Free but ticketed – Register your interest here


March 2024: Climate Action Sessions

Clothing & textiles repair – drop in (Free)

2:30-4:30pm, Thursdays from 7th March @ The Deep End Textiles Studio

Bring in items of clothing, and learn how to fix them in this informal repair session! 

Free but ticketed – Register your interest here


Building Confidence in using tools & building with pallets

Tuesday 5th & 12 March @ The Deep End Woodwork Workshop, 10am-1pm
Two session workshop building participant’s confidence building using surplus wood. In these sessions we will build three compost bins using reclaimed scaffold boards, with a removable front panel.

(Fully booked)


Build your own compost bin

Tuesday 19th & 26th March @ The Deep End Woodwork Workshop, 10am-1pm

Learn to build and maintain your own compost bin using surplus wood.

(Fully booked)


Natural dyeing workshop with Print Clan (Free)

Saturday 16th March @ The Deep End Venue Room, 10am – 12pm

In this practical workshop you will learn all about natural dyes and will screen-print your own fabrics using natural climate-friendly ink alternatives.

Free but ticketed – Register your interest here


Make and screen print your own tote bag using surplus materials (2 part session)

Saturday 23rd March @ The Deep End, 10-2pm

10am – 12pm – Make a tote bag using surplus materials in our R2R textiles studio
– Break –
12:15 – 2pm – Screen print your tote with your own design (w/Print Clan)

In this free two-part creative workshop you will learn several practical skills. First you will make your own tote bag from scratch using surplus materials from our textiles studio, then turn your hand to screen printing and walk away with your very own tote-bag printed with multiple colours!

Free but ticketed – Register your interest here

Make your own mug rug using material scraps

Sunday 24th March @ The Deep End, 10-2pm

Using material scraps from our sewing classes, learn to make your own mug rug while using a patchwork technique.

Free but ticketed – Register your interest here

Saturday 23rd March – Day of Climate Action
– Repair Cafe & Fair Fashion Festival 2024

Repair Cafe @ Govanhill Library

Saturday 23rd March @ Govanhill Library, 12-3pm

Come along to a pop-up repair café in Govanhill! Bring your broken stuff, and our volunteers will help you repair it. We can fix everything from clothes to electricals, and most things in-between. As long as you can carry it we’ll try and help you fix it, to avoid sending things to landfill!

Free to drop in – Register your interest here

Fair Fashion Festival 2024

Saturday 23rd March @ Sustainable fashion venues around the Southside

Shop sustainable this Spring at the Fair Fashion Collective festival! Seven local fair fashion businesses are running a host of events from a ‘Second Hand Sale’ event at Bawn Textiles to a Knitwear Repair Drop-In Session With Second Cashmere.

Free to attend – More info here

Climate Film Festival

The fashion industry produces about 10 percent of annual global carbon emissions, which is more than all maritime shipping and international flights combined. What’s more, fashion’s emissions of harmful greenhouse gases are projected to grow by more than 50 percent by 2030. Most of us don’t know what goes into producing the clothes we wear everyday.

The Golden Thread (2022 – 1 hour 30mins)

3-5pm, Saturday 23rd March, @ The Deep End Venue Space

Mesmerising, tactile, and laden with visual poetry, The Golden Thread captures the last vestiges of the jute industry in Kolkata, India: where a few mills have been weaving this sustainable alternative to plastic with 100-year-old machinery, practically unchanged since the industrial revolution.

Director Nishta Jain trains an intimate lens on the entire production chain: from harvesting and drying the reed along the river, to workers weaving with antique looms, fibers of the ‘golden thread’ heavy in the air; and the industrial accidents that have become commonplace in an industry that demands increasingly rapid production with no concern for quality or worker welfare. A beautifully-weaved work in and of itself, The Golden Thread places questions about the past, present, and future of the textile industry in striking dialogue.

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Fashion Reimagined – 2022 – 1 hour 32 mins

5-7pm, Saturday 23rd March, @ The Deep End Venue Space

Fashion designer Amy Powney, the creative director of luxury fashion label Mother of Pearl, has always been uneasy about the devastating impacts of her industry on the environment, animals, and textile workers. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, she decides to use the cash prize to create a sustainable collection, No Frills – and embarks on a journey across Turkey, Uruguay, and Peru to minimise harm across every step of the supply chain. Fashion Reimagined follows Powney as she sets out to understand the winding path that takes raw material to finished garment in today’s fashion industry – and illuminates the true difficulty of trying to demand better.

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