Basingstoke Green Week – Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th September

Green Week

You can find more details about all of the activities that will be available across Basingstoke in the following pdf link: http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/content/page/40512/15489%20Green%20Week%20Programme%20-%20PROOF%209.pdf

Basingstoke Green Week

This September will see the return of Basingstoke Green Week.  Now in its third year, the week celebrates all that is green with a showcase of environmentally-friendly events and activities from Saturday 19th September to Sunday 27th September.

The week will see Festival Place supporting the event with information on everything from recycling and local produce to what eco-friendly products are good to use.

Speaking of the event, Centre Director at Festival Place, Steven Connolly, said: “Sustainability is a very important part of Festival Place’s ethos and it felt like a natural fit to take more of an active role in supporting Green Week this year.  We are very excited to be hosting a range of different green related events, helping to educate the public on how they can be more environmentally friendly along with providing more details about the sustainability work Festival Place has been undertaking for a number of years.”

Full details of the activities and events included are below:

Basingstoke Green Fair – Saturday 19th September, 9am to 5pm

Porchester Square

Kicking off the week, the Basingstoke Green Fair will show off a variety of products and information from a range of community groups, including local organic vegetables from Northdown Orchard, Basingstoke Energy Co-operative, Cycle Basingstoke, Incredible Edible and Goodlife Gateway’s organic plant food.

Transport Day – Sunday 20th September, 11am to 5pm

Porchester Square

Exploring the benefits of Green Transport, at this fun event customers will have the chance to make a tasty free smoothie, all with the power of the Sustrans sponsored Smoothie Bike. If that isn’t enough, customers will also be able to take a look at Green Transport options, including the BMW i8 supercar, Tesla supercar and the new Renault Zoe.

Recycling Day – Tuesday 22nd September, 9am to 5pm

Porchester Square and Festival Square

During Recycling Day the council’s Recycling Officer will be on hand to give recycling advice and information to answer customers’ recycling questions. The environment industrial experts, Mechline, will also be explaining their food waste to water system and how it works at Festival Place. Plus, customers will be able to meet Ed, the friendly Festival Place environmental mascot! And for those in need of a clear out, the Salvation Army trailer will be accepting donations of clothes and textiles.

Energy Day – Wednesday 23rd September, 9am to 5pm

Porchester Square

On Energy Day Festival Place energy efficiency specialists, Megaman, will be in Porchester Square, providing a whole host of information on how to make the home and business more energy efficient.

Pop-up Shop – Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th September, 10am to 4pm

The Green Week team will have a shop in Festival Place, offering energy efficiency advice, lighting advice and recycling information from Basingstoke Energy Co-operative, Megaman and other experts.

To keep up to date with details of these and other upcoming events at Festival Place visit www.festivalplace.co.uk  or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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