Celebrate all things green with Queensgate Shopping Centre’s fun and interactive two day event, which is perfect for families.
Growing Greener is taking place from 11am until 4pm on Thursday August 14 and Friday August 15 to celebrate all things eco-friendly.
To engage the new generation of eco warriors, there are sculpture building workshops for children throughout the day on both Thursday and Friday. This will accompany a very talented artist who will be constructing an awe-inspiring cardboard sculpture; as a special treat for Peterborough he’ll be skilfully recreating the City’s Coat of Arms.
On Friday, local artists will be using their skills to customise environmentally friendly cotton tote bags for people, to encourage the reuse of eco-friendly bags rather than relying on plastic bags. These are free to those that would like one but there are only 250 available so once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Queensgate Shopping Centre is extremely proud of its green initiative with 100% of its waste diverted from landfill every year. In addition to this, many of the stores have their own eco policies which help to make a difference to the environment on a national and global scale. To celebrate this, there will be loads of interesting facts on display, helping the people of Peterborough to understand the green efforts of both the Centre and its stores.
Sam Eastwood, Centre Director for Queensgate, said: “Ensuring we manage our carbon footprint and protect the environment as much as we can is hugely important to us. We make sure we do our bit and we want to show the people of Peterborough that being environmentally sustainable can be fun; it doesn’t have to be a chore.”