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Green Week inspires residents to be more environmentally friendly
A SHOWCASE of green living kicked off a week-long drive to inspire more borough residents to be more environmentally- friendly.
A pop-up stall sold organic vegetables from Northdown Orchard, in South Litchfield, and eco-friendly products from retailer Devlin Rhodes.
There was also information on running an electric car, and details of borough-based renewable energy schemes.
Martin Heath, from Basingstoke Transition Network, which is hosting Green Week alongside the Smart Future Centre and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, said the fair and the host of events running throughout this week will help to get people talking about the environment.
“This is just about raising awareness,” said Mr Heath. “People can learn how to do something. We can all do something about the environment. “These events gets people comfortable with the idea.”
Later that day, Brookvale Village Hall, in Lower Brook Street, hosted an ideas workshop called ‘What can we do about it?’ The two-hour meeting was a brain-storming session to come up with more ideas about how Basingstoke can tackle problems from climate change to fuel poverty.
For the last three days of Green Week, which closes on Saturday with an open day at Northdown Orchard, there will be a live debate following the screening of award-winning feature length documentary Trashed, which stars Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, at Basing-stoke Discovery Centre on Friday at 2pm.
For more information on Green Week events, visit smartfuturecentre.co.uk.
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