Learn to live a ‘greener’ life at Colliers Wood Green Festival

Learn to live a ‘greener’ life at Colliers Wood Green Festival

25/05/2022 - Broxtowe residents can get tips and advice on living a ‘greener’ life next month, at the second of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Green Festival Events taking place this year.

The next event takes place at Colliers Wood on Saturday 18th June between 12.00pm and 3.00pm. Poster for Green Festival at Colliers Wood

The festival is free to attend and offers a fantastic opportunity for individuals and families to find out how they can make changes to reduce their carbon footprint and learn from leading experts about recycling, composting, climate Change, wildflowers, biodiversity and much more. The event will be supported by The Friends of Colliers Wood.

A ‘BioBlitz’ will also take place in which experts will be carrying out a survey into the biodiversity that is present at Colliers Wood. Festival attendees can get involved and will be able to learn about the variety of plants and animals at Colliers Wood - in the evening there will also be a bat walk and moth trapping. Guests who wish to participate in the BioBlitz will need to add their names to a list at the festival as spaces are limited for these sessions.

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Helen Skinner, has said “The first Green Festival of the year took place in Beeston last month. Over 600 people attended and it was amazing to see how passionate Broxtowe residents are about tackling the climate crisis. Climate change affects us all and Broxtowe’s Green Festivals are an integral part of our Green Futures initiative, providing an essential platform to engage residents and inform future generations about the importance of living sustainably. The festivals make it easy to adopt positive behaviours and encourage attendees to create a greener Borough through the strength of community.”

Colliers Wood which can be accessed via Engine Lane, or if you are travelling by bus, the 528 goes directly past Colliers Wood via Moorgreen.

You can find out more details on the upcoming festival along with other future events at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/greenfestivals or contact the Waste and Climate Change Manager at waste@broxtowe.gov.uk.

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