A Going Green event at Castle Green in Taunton on Saturday September 21st from 11am to 4pm aims to help people find practical ways they can live more sustainably.
Jean Watson, the event manager, told Tone News: “We wanted a free event for people of all ages where they can come and get information on how to make lifestyle choices for a sustainable future.”
There will be stalls with information and advice on energy, waste, food, transport, family and home as well as fun activities, live music and a drumming workshop.
The emphasis is on making positive choices to improve our lives and the planet, rather than spreading gloom about climate change.
Local green businesses and organisations have been keen to get involved: Somerset Waste Partnership, Somerset Wildlife Trust, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and a car club scheme are a few of the stalls booked, along with firms specialising in electric cars and bikes, Lesser Litter (Taunton’s zero-waste shop) and a number of small eco businesses.
Taunton Green Parents are contributing to the event providing fun, environmentally- themed activities and tips for sustainable parenting. There will also be a treasure hunt and a forest school in the family area and the museum of Somerset will be showing some short films giving more tips.
This totally free event has been organised by volunteers from Taunton Transition Town, with assistance from Taunton Area Cycling Campaign, Taunton Green Parents and other Somerset community groups.