The AN Eco Fair will be held in a new venue this September.
Following the success of the inaugural Eco Fair in Pickering last September, Ryedale Environmental Group (REG) has announced that it is planning an even bigger event at a new venue.
Designed to showcase all the ways local businesses and organizations can help Rydale’s residents and visitors enjoy a greener and healthier lifestyle, this year’s fair is the national Big Green Coinciding with the celebration of the week, it takes place at the Milton Rooms in Malton. Saturday, September 24, 10am-2pm.
Nearly 30 stores have already been confirmed, with highlights including:
• Stalls for organizations such as the Dragonfly Society, Pickering Hedgehog Rescue, Friends of the Earth, and RSPB.
• Spotlight numerous campaigns, including nationwide refill schemes
• Low waste shop stalls
• Apple Juice and the Morsbag Project
• Information about the “20 is Plenty” campaign
• Local handmade crafts
• Electric vehicles on display outside the venue (courtesy of JB Motors)
• Happy barista freshly brewed coffee
• A space for youth and families with fun science, woodworking, nature-inspired art, and sessions with authors of a series of environmental books for children.
• Local conservation groups sharing the ways they are working to minimize waste, conserve energy, and provide community services such as Repair Cafes and Give or Take Days.
REG is also keen to encourage youth involvement in this event and welcomes ideas and contacts. If you can help, please contact ryedaleEG@hotmail.com.
Meanwhile, the Pickering Environmental Group will also launch a denim challenge in September.
The aim of the challenge is to raise awareness of the environmental impact of denim production and encourage denim to be used to the end.
A spokesperson said, ‘Use old or worn denim to enter the challenge.
“Are you a crafter, artist, collager, interior decorator or avid restorer?
“Show your skills. Be creative, original, and imaginative.”
“Please show us what you can do with denim. We will exhibit at the exhibition at the end of November. There is a collection box for unwanted denim at the Pickering Museum.”
For more information, please contact email@example.com.