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Solihull Go Green Fair – A Success!

13/07/2010

Where: Saturday 10th July, 10.30am – 3.30pm, Mell Square, Solihull Faiths Forum’s Eco Group held the ‘Go Green Fair’.


Solihull Faith Forum’s Eco Group took to the streets of Solihull last Saturday to celebrate the environmental work within the borough. Supported by Solihull Partnership the Go Green Fair displayed colourful art work by students from St Alphege junior School and Saint Augustine’s Primary School, the Energy Saving Trust demonstrated levels of insulation to passers-by and the Friends of the Earth group entertained visitors with a water test challenge between bottled and tap water.

There was a variety of information on offer, from solar panels, sustainable transport and information on kerb side recycling collections. Perhaps the most popular were the puppets children made out of water bottles from Solihull’s Eco Schools team!

Deputy Mayor Councillor Norman Davies visited, saying:

‘It is delightful to see people of many faiths coming together to show their common concerns over the future of our precious environment’.


Pictured: Deputy Mayor Councillor Norman Davies with organising team L-R – Carol Linfield, Judith Grubb, Beryl Moppett and Sean Howitt.

A fuel poverty risk assessment undertaken in Solihull indicated a baseline figure of 9,093 fuel poor households at 31st March 2008 (www.solihull.gov.uk). The Go Green Fair, with stalls from the likes of the Energy Saving Trust, Solihull Friends of the Earth and Faith and Climate Change helped guide and give the public ideas which may help to reduce these figures.


Organiser and Local Resident Beryl Moppet said

‘This was a great opportunity for the faith communities as well as members of the general public to come together in trying to tackle these issues and move towards a greener Solihull’.


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