Whitchurch Green Fair Reminiscing

Jan 13, 2020 Event

Author: Hannah Barnes

Low Waste Whitchurch took part in the organisation of a Green Fair that took place in September 2019 at the Gill Nethercott Centre in Whitchurch. Approximately 200 people visited the fair making it lively, busy and enthusiastic! Low Waste Whitchurch felt encouraged about the positive response and interest from the community. Low Waste Whitchurch stalls included a plastic free shopping guide for Whitchurch and the local area, food leftovers recipe tasters, green cleaning, a recycling game, beeswax wraps demonstration, ideas for low waste baby and a bike workshop. Outside there were electric cars and electric bikes to sit in and talk about. Other contributors included a climate emergency plan from the town council, a stall with ideas on how to grow vegetables in small places and information about local walkways from local group walkers are welcome.

Recycling game: What goes in the grey bin, green bin, other recycling streams or not at all in Whitchurch? Do you know? How quickly can you sort a bag of rubbish into these categories? Ready, set, go!!
Glut of apples, try this tasty apple tray bake….need to get rid of some bread, have a go at making a savoury bread and butter pudding….be inspired to get cooking those leftovers!
Who knew making beeswax wraps was so easy! Find instructions on how to make them on our blog page of this website.
Electric cars were parked outside. A Tesla, Nissan Leaf 2 and E Golf. Car chat and getting behind the wheel ensued. There was also an electric bike on show to take for a test drive.
Ideas for greener cleaning methods and baby care….DIY cleaning recipes, cloth nappies, cloth wipes and recyclable dummies to name but a few items under discussion. Visit our blog page if you’re interested in finding out more…
Plastic free shopping guide for Whitchurch and the local area…signposting buying from local organic farm Harroway Organic Gardens for fruit and vegetables, Bere Mill for meat and package free shop Love & Joy in Weyhill Andover for dry goods. A downloadable PDF of the guide is available on our blogs page.
Ecobricks, an introduction. It was agreed that their most valuable use was the process of collecting the plastic for the ecobrick which inspired reduction in buying the plastic in the first place in response to the realisation of how quickly plastic rubbish builds up in a standard UK foodshop.
Thinking about energy suppliers – Does yours support renewable energy such as solar power and wind power?
More thought provoking questions – How does my bank invest? Does it support fossil fuels? What do I want to do about it? What can I do about it?

By Hannah