This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.
This September, the Joy Club are highlighting and celebrating conservation efforts across our events and daily content. In addition to our regular programme of fitness classes and creative workshops, members can expect art classes themed around nature as well as fascinating talks from the Marine Conservation Society and climate activist Tom Hunt (to name just a few). We have over 100 live, interactive events to enjoy each and every month, so read on for some of our recommendations for things to look out for this September…
Nature drawing with Jane
Friday 9th September at 9.30am
Relax in this therapeutic drawing session where member and retired art teacher Jane will lead you through the meditative process of drawing nature. The session’s goal is to be mindful during the process rather than focusing on your final product. All abilities are welcome.
Meet the Marine Conservation Society
Monday 12th September at 10am
Come along and meet the Marine Conservation Society, a UK charity fighting for a cleaner, better protected and healthier ocean. Discover the incredible British marine life and understand the key threats facing our ocean today: climate change, unsustainable fishing and marine pollution.
Tips and tricks to cutting your carbon footprint
Tuesday 13th September at 10am
Find out how to measure your individual carbon footprint and pick up top tips on how to immediately reduce your impact on the planet in this session run by Earthology founder Sarah Blake. In the short-term, their planet-positive actions will also save you time and money – what’s not to like?
Q&A with Tom Hunt: chef, author and climate activist
Thursday 22nd September at 1pm
Come and celebrate sustainability with us by welcoming award-winning chef, writer and climate change campaigner Tom Hunt. This live Q&A will include a 45-minute interview with Tom, exploring his work in the world of food and the environment, followed by 15-minutes for you to ask questions of your own.
How much does it cost to become a member of The Joy Club?
There’s plenty more to discover and enjoy at The Joy Club. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up and enjoy one month of free Premium membership (normally £5 a month), which will give you unlimited access to all our sessions, our new uplifting articles every weekday and all the conversations happening in our forums. You won’t need to provide your card details, and there’s no obligation to stay on after your trial.
About The Joy Club
The Joy Club is an online activity club and community that provides inspiration for a joyful retirement. Members can try something new at live online events, find inspiration with our uplifting articles and videos, and discover a community of like-minded people in our forums. So whether you’d like to try your hand at crafting, practice Tai Chi or join an expert talk – or perhaps you’d prefer to grab a cuppa and settle in to read our latest interview – there’s something to bring you joy at The Joy Club. Membership is open to anyone living in the UK who is retired or semi-retired.
“For anyone who’s looked at The Joy Club and thought ‘I wonder what it’s like, shall I or shan’t I join’ – do it! You won’t regret it.”
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