Sustainable Marlborough is organising a Great Big Green Week Festival, from September 24th to 30th, focusing on providing fun, practical, accessible and useful ways to help create a greener better world. Most of the events are free and offer not only green solutions to the cost of living crisis but also practical ways to save money. There’s a ‘Heat Home Energy Show’ which discusses ways to heat your home without costing the earth; a clothes swap and repair café which demonstrate how we can save money by not buying new; sustainable cooking; how to develop a rain garden and much more. Visit the website here for more information and booking.
Hayley Lambert from Packaging Not Included set up ‘Sustainable Marlborough’ a few months ago together with her partner and Katharine Graham. Hayley told Marlborough.news, “I wanted to set up a community organisation to provide a focus for people who are interested in sustainability and to provide community events which aren’t always ticketed.
We’re holding monthly social sessions, entitled Sustainable Social. Each session has a focus, such as solar energy, sustainable banking, composting, energy saving at home. This is a chance for anyone interested to meet, drink and chat. The socials are held upstairs at Feather Moss flowers, 6 Hughenden Yard and the next session is on Thursday September 22 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.”
Hayley is keen that Sustainable Marlborough will involve a wide spectrum of the community. With this in mind she is also working with Marlborough St. John’s and the school’s environmental action group. During the Great Big Green Week Festival all pupils will be starting each day in their tutor groups engaging with activities relating to sustainability.
More volunteers are needed to help with some of the events at the Great Big Green Week Festival. If you would like to volunteer email email@example.com or fill in the contact form on the website.