Are you concerned about the very real effects of climate change? Worried about rising energy costs and what the future will look like for your children and grandchildren? Perhaps excited by the possibilities offered by a greener economy, passionate about our beautiful natural environment, and interested in protecting it for future generations?
Whatever your interest in the environment, come along and find out more about the projects and businesses doing inspiring things all over Ryedale.
Following the success of its first ever Eco Fair in Pickering last September, Ryedale Environmental Group is delighted to announce that plans are underway for an even bigger event in a new venue.
Designed to showcase all the ways in which local businesses and organisations can help Ryedale’s residents and visitors to enjoy a greener, healthier lifestyle, this year’s fair coincides with the national Big Green Week celebration, and is to be held in the Milton Rooms, Malton, on Saturday 24th September, 10am–2pm.
So far, over 20 stalls have already been confirmed, with highlights to include:
› Stalls from organisations such as the Dragonfly Society, Pickering Hedgehog Rescue, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB.
› Spotlight on a number of campaigns, including the national Refill scheme.
› Stalls from low/zero-waste shops.
› Apple Juice and Morsbag projects.
› Info on the “20 is Plenty” campaign.
› Local handmade crafts.
› Village environmental groups sharing the ways they’re working to minimise waste, save energy and provide valuable community services such as Repair Cafés and Give or Take Days.
REG is also keen to encourage youth engagement at this event, and welcomes ideas or contacts. Get in touch at ryedaleEG@hotmail.com if you can help!