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Greener Living Fairs - A Celebration of Sustainable Living

Fun, educational family friendly events with a variety of stalls offering advice and information on a whole host of greener living topics.

Our last 2 greener living fairs (Kidderminster and Bewdley) were a great sucess. 

Information on the next fair will appear here when finalised.  

Who was there?

Attendees at Bewdley Greener Living Fair included...

Act on Energy 

Providing free energy advice surgeries offering free, impartial advice on energy issues such as:

  • Making your home more energy efficient
  • Gas and electricity bills and switching tariffs
  • Heating and insulation
  • Grants and funding for energy measures
  • Smart meters.

Green funerals

Green Funeral will be showcasing their family reusable coffin and also running a Death Cafe.

The Death Cafe is an opportunity for anyone to come along and discuss/ask questions about eco funerals, dying naturally, planning your own funeral, approaching death positively, in fact anything related to death. 

Transition Bewdley and The Repair Cafe

The Repair Cafe team will promote the service they provide at their monthly repair cafes, held at St George's Hall. 

Fairtrade and Traidcraft Bewdley and Kidderminster Traidcraft group will be selling a wide selection of Fairtrade and Traidcraft products. 
Foraging/Soil and bacteria health

Learn about foraging activities and group classes that take place in and around Worcestershire. Meet the instructor Owen who can answer your questions on what ‘food for free’ you may be able to discover on your doorstep.

www.facebook.com/academyofhealth

Friends of the Earth Friends of the Earth will be promoting their campaigns, including save the bees, stop fracking and fight air pollution.
Severn Trent Water

Severn Trent will be there to offer any help you may need with your water bill, including information about water efficiency, meters and the schemes & services available to help anyone who needs some extra support.

www.stwater.co.uk
Wyre Forest Vegans and Veggies

Wyre Forest Vegans (WFV) exists to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and to help people end their consumption of animal products and adopt a more humane diet and lifestyle.

They hold regular information stalls, cookery demonstrations, meals, talks and other educational and social events.
Kemp Hospice Kemp Hospice will be showcasing a range of upcycled clothes and furniture.
Severn Waste

Severn Waste will be on hand to answer questions about materials that can be recycled at kerbside, what can be recycled at the Household Recycling Centres (HRC’s), and how EnviRecover produces energy from non-recyclable waste etc

http://severnwaste.com/
Worcestershire County Council Master composters/food waste project.
Wild at Heart Bushcraft Using bushcraft to engage, enrich and educate people in a natural environment. 
Greengineering

Greengineering are a Worcestershire based family cleantech business. They specialise in harvesting and re-using waste thermal energy. This means that they help people get more from the heat they’ve paid for; reducing energy usage for families and businesses. They have solutions suitable for both commercial and domestic installation, for new build and retrofit.

www.greengineering.co.uk

Fareshare

FareShare West Midlands redistributes surplus food to over 150 organisations across the West Midlands that work with people in need, from families on low income and older people at risk of isolation to those affected by homelessness and mental health issues. The charities FareShare works with provide crucial support services alongside freshly cooked nutritious meals.

FareShare has developed the FareShare GO scheme in conjunction with local supermarkets, giving community groups access to free surplus food through morning or evening collections from local supermarkets. It’s all good quality, in-date and tasty food that is benefitting community groups not just across the West Midlands, but across the whole of the UK.

FareShare also has great volunteering opportunities for all ages, so everyone’s welcome to join our mission of fighting hunger and tackling food waste.

www.fareshare.org.uk

Cycle Forum The Cycle Forum will be promoting cycle routes in the West Midlands. 
Community Land Trust

Wyre Community Land Trust

Find out about exciting volunteer opportunities including wood working and conservation.  Find out about the conservation grazing programme and learn all about the work they do to help conserve the Wyre Forest, its traditional orchards and wildflower meadows.  You can also buy delicious locally grown apple juice and place your orders for their 100% pasture fed Dexter beef.  

Sarah’s Solutions

A walking buddy can be used by anyone to accompany them on a walk as a companion. Someone to share the experience with, enjoy the natural environment, have a chat with or share the silence.

www.sarahssolutions.co.uk 

R Heart Warming Recipes

R Heart Warming Recipes will be selling a range of Artisan Preserves with homemade healthy pectin.

Preserves contain the Pectin made from the skins and the cores of our homegrown apples so there is literally no waste. 

Wyre Forest Study Group

Members and associates of the Wyre Forest Study Group have been gathering information about the wildlife of the Wyre Forest for the last 25 years and their work has culminated in the writing a book - "THE NATURE OF WYRE – a wildlife-rich forest in the heart of Britain"

Real Nappies

Most people think of bulky terry towels soaking in buckets of water then hanging all over the house when we say, "cloth nappies" but modern reusable nappies are nothing like the original terry towels. They are trim, absorbent and quick drying. Many can go on and off like a disposable and you no longer need to soak them or scrub them, a 60 degree cotton cycle is usually all that is needed. Plus, modern washable nappies come in so many lovely designs that you'll not want to hide them under clothes!

Www.worcsnas.org.uk

Riverside North Park 

Meet the team and find out what they do to preserve and improve Riverside North Park for the community, including raising funds for new educational and environmental features and facilities.

Waste 2 Want Learn how to do stick weaving and make your own hairy caterpillar.

Living Well Service

A county wide service that works with poeple in targeted areas and offers information and practical support to help you to :

  • Improve your diet
  • Become more physically active
  • Improve metal wellbeing
  • Connect to community activities
  • Access other services that can support you to reach your goals 
  • Access and encourage volunteering and peer support services 

Permaculture

Find out more about permaculture and group in the area. 

Izana

Upcycled clothes and accessories.

Organic Milk 

Find out more information about local organic milk.
Green vegan catering

Jude Green started Greens Vegan Catering after working many years in the public sector. As a vegan herself she has on many occasions attended events and other gatherings only to find there was nothing for a vegan to eat apart from the ubiquitous baked potato and beans.

“I saw a need for well cooked and prepared vegan food that everyone could enjoy.  The sense of inclusiveness is carried through by also offering gluten free where possible”
Bewdley Town Council Come along to find out more about the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Wyre Forest District Council

Wyre Forest District Council Rangers will be promoting all the reserves they manage and promoting volunteer opportunities and also the young ranger groups. Come along to find out more!

Trowel Monkeys

Trowel Monkeys provide high quality resin bound aggregate surfaces.

http://trowelmonkeys.com

Hartlebury Common Local Group

Hartlebury Common (Local Group):  Come and find out about this site of special scientific interest right on your door-step; also volunteering opportunities.  More information at

www.hartleburycommon.org.uk

Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission will be promoting the fantastic Wyre Forest as a place  to enjoy the fresh air and have fun outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from wildlife, walking, sporting events, play area, family cycling, dog friendly café, educational and volunteer opportunities.

https://www.forestry.gov.uk/wyreforest

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