First 'Green Fest' held in town centre is a success!

Think out of the basket! Fest debuted as part of Waterfest and the Year of Culture on Sat 11th June. The event featuring stands from well known and lesser known green groups in Reading were popular, with a steady stream of people all day. Held outside St Laurence Church and the Town Hall, it was a popular extension to Waterfest which held stalls and events along the Kennet Canal towpath, to the Forbury Gardens. were very pleased to meet a different charity at the event - 'Engineers Without Borders' were there to demonstrate a simple water filtering system, turning muddy water into drinkable water, by draining it through a filter made up of rocks. EWB aims to deliver engineering solutions like this, to help people meet their basic needs. They have active projects all over the world - find out more on their website. Christian, former Reading Christian Ecology Link, were there alonside Crafted Waste, deomnstrating how to use 'waste' as a resource. A vegan cafe was held in the church while talks took place on a range of issues, ranging from Commpassion in World Farming to 'Smart and Sustainabile Reading'.

The organisers, Transition Town Reading, should be proud of this well organised and fruitful event. We hope to see it in town again next year!

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