Following last year’s successful ‘North Wiltshire Sustainability Day’ in Malmesbury, the 2018 event is taking place in in Chippenham at the Town Hall and Neeld Community & Arts Centre. Kicking off at 9am there will be displays, films, talks and presentations on a variety of topics from climate change and electric vehicles, to plastic waste and recycling and saving our oceans.

A range of organisations will be exhibiting, including the Bristol Avon River Trust, the Ramblers Association, Friends of the Earth, Malmesbury Against Plastic, Off the Ground, Refill Chippenham, Transition Marlborough and various other locally based environmental groups. Eco-activities for kids will be provided by the Wiltshire Scrapstore.

Speakers at the event include Molly Scott-Cato (MEP), Mark Lynas (Author of ‘Six Degrees – Our Future on a Hotter Planet’), Natalie Fee (Founder of City to Sea), Kevin Fothergill (Hydrogen Hub) and Bronwen Jameson (Recycling Technologies).

The event is free and takes place at the end of Green GB week, a week of action to celebrate clean growth and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.

The Sustainability Day is being organised by ‘Chippenham and Villages Environmentalists’ and sponsored by Good Energy, TH White Energy, Wavin and the Chippenham BID. Further information can be obtained from the organiser via CAVEChippenham@gmail.com

Author: Katherine Piper