En­vi­ron­men­tal expo aims to gen­er­ate ex­cite­ment green prod­ucts, ser­vices

Go! & Express - - Entertainment -

THE sec­ond an­nual Big Green Expo starts to­mor­row at 9am to­mor­row at Stir­ling High School and runs un­til Sun­day.

It might be a new venue but there will still be an ex­cit­ing pro­gramme of ed­u­ca­tional talks and a mar­ket of prod­ucts to help you be­come greener.

We are tar­get­ing busi­nesses to mar­ket goods that are eco-friendly, any talks or demon­stra­tions by world, na­ture or ocean con­ser­va­tion so­ci­eties, arts and crafts whereby re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als are used – ba­si­cally any­one that has some­thing of in­ter­est that sticks to our green theme.

You are in­vited to browse the unique stalls, show­cas­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices with green, sus­tain­able bases and lis­ten to talks by ex­perts.

The Big Green Com­pany has part­nered with the Stir­ling High School Eco Club to host the event, with sup­port from Wild Coast FM, Lo­cal Yokal project, Min­ute­man Press, Indwe En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­sult­ing, Border-Kei Cham­ber of Busi­ness and the GO! & Ex­press.

The expo aims to ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity about the im­por­tance of the en­vi­ron­ment.

Talks will in­clude the im­por­tance of bees for the en­vi­ron­ment, wind farms, green­ing a school, wa­ter wars, in­va­sive plants, en­vi­ron­men­tal as­pects of ve­gan- ism, green­ing your home.

Some talks are specif­i­cally aimed at school pupils. The full pro­gramme of talks is avail­able on the GO! & Ex­press Face­book page.

The idea be­hind the expo came from lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Richard Pat­ten.

There will also be a flea mar­ket on the Sun­day and peo­ple are asked to bring things made from waste ma­te­ri­als to sell at the mar­ket.

Pat­ten has en­cour­aged all schools to come along, en­joy the event and learn a bit about the en­vi­ron­ment.

Drinks and snacks will be avail­able. Space is still avail­able for some 3m x 3m stands and craft mar­ket stalls.

If you are in­ter­ested in set­ting up your stall, con­tact Richard on 082-924-8320 or rp­pat­ten@telkomsa.net

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