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Church encourages sustainable living at its first ever Green Fair

First published on: 23rd August 2023

How to compose the perfect compost, an expert talk on sustainable living and a children’s craft session based around St Francis of Assisi are all parts of a new Green Fair at one of our churches next month.

The inaugural event takes place from 1pm-4pm at All Hallows Church, Bardsey on Saturday, September 9 and also features stalls, crafts, refreshments and an ice cream van! 

“It’s an event for everyone,” said Revd Angela Hannafin, Incumbent, Bardsey with East Keswick Parish.

Our first Green Fair is an opportunity to encourage one another to live more sustainably.  I’m hoping this event will show that even smaller churches can partner with the local community to create important cultural change.” Revd Angela said.

The Boston Spa Green Group will give a talk on how to live sustainably at 2pm inside the church, but it is hoped most of the action will be outdoors – depending on the weather.

Church members are actively supporting the fair which hopes to engage with the whole community, as these comments show:

"We all realise the need to play our part in living more sustainably and this starts in own community. As a family we have enjoyed planning activities for the fair and sorting through recycled clothes and toys. Seeing my children engaged in ‘green’ themes and talking about them, has been especially rewarding.” Kate S

“Tackling climate change needs everyone to play their part and take actions to live more sustainably. The Green Fair aims to raise awareness of the actions needed and encourage everyone in our local communities to get involved.” Steve S.

 "As strange as it sounds, I'm passionate about compost! I am excited about the Green Fair and hope people will understand how magical composting can be", Liz P. 

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