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GREEN FESTIVAL @ FERRY MEADOWS

Peterborough’s annual Green Festival – one of the longest running and biggest environmental events in the whole of the UK – is moving location this year and is heading over to Ferry Meadows.

The charity PECT, who organises the event, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will be celebrating at Nene Park on Saturday August 11, with events taking place from 10am.

The Green Festival offers plenty of fun for all the family and encourages us all to discover how to live more sustainably. This year the festival also includes exciting environmental-themed art work created by local artists who are specially commissioned to highlight sustainability issues in innovative and engaging ways.

“2018 marks the 25th year of PECT’s work as an environmental charity,” explains PECT’s Stuart Dawks. “We decided that this was the perfect opportunity to team up with Nene Park, which is celebrating its 40th birthday in the same year, because we know this fantastic green location means so much to local residents.”

PECT was launched as ‘Peterborough Environment City Trust’ in 1993, after Peterborough’s designation in 1992 as one of four UK environment cities after a nationwide competition.

The Green Festival has become an annual family day out bringing together attractions, community groups, charities and businesses. You’ll be able to find out more about everything from sustainable transport, recycling, locally and sustainably produced food, as well as nature and biodiversity all in a fun and entertaining way. What better place to look at how you can be more green than Ferry Meadows!

There’ll be food tasting, arts an crafts, stunt bike shows, games and workshops, activities for the kids, Fairtrade football, quizzes, shelter building as well as free tree giveways, free water bottles and free massages.

Following the festival a range of fringe events will be held across the city throughout August, meaning there’s plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved.  These include community planting days, bat walks, an Eco Swish where you can swap your unwanted clothes and update your wardrobe at The Green Back Yard on August 20 and a cycle cinema in Central Park on August 25 when there’ll be a pedal powered showing of The Jungle Book (2016).

For more information visit www.pect.org.uk/event/peterborough-green-festival

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