Announcing a FREE 2 day upcycling course, run by a carpenter with over 20 years of experience, allowing you to learn new skills and give an old piece of furniture a new lease of life. Funded by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and part financed by 2014-20 European Social Fund (ESF) programme. 10am – 2pm each day 23rd & 24th April. Basic health & safety in the workshop and tool care will be covered.

Why Upcycle?

Upcycling is a process of repurposing old or discarded materials into new, useful products. It is an important part of the fight against climate change for a number of reasons.

One of the main benefits of upcycling is that it helps to reduce waste. When we throw away old or unwanted items, they often end up in landfills, where they can take years to break down and release harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By upcycling these materials, we can keep them out of landfills and prevent the release of these gases.

Upcycling can also help to conserve natural resources. The production of new products often requires the use of resources such as water, trees, and fossil fuels. By using old or discarded materials to create new products, we can reduce the demand for these resources, helping to conserve them for future generations.

Another benefit of upcycling is that it can help to create jobs and support local economies. Upcycling often involves small businesses and entrepreneurs who are working to create innovative and useful products from old materials. By supporting these businesses, we can help to create jobs and stimulate local economies.

In addition to its environmental and economic benefits, upcycling can also be a fun and creative activity. It allows us to use our imaginations to turn old or unwanted items into something new and useful. This can be a rewarding and satisfying experience, and can help to foster a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Overall, upcycling is an important part of the fight against climate change. By reducing waste, conserving natural resources, creating jobs, and providing a creative outlet, upcycling can help to create a healthier and more sustainable world for us all.