Following the high attendance at the ‘There’s No Planet B’ day, hosted by Plastic Free Lewes at Lewes Town Hall in June, people have asked if we can hold an annual ‘sustainability fair’. So what would you like to see at such an event?
Stalls, talks and debate
‘There’s No Planet B: A Day of Ideas to Clean Up Our Act’ was held at Lewes Town Hall on 1 June and attracted around 800 visitors. Around 25 stalls featured businesses and organisations promoting ideas and campaigns for sustainable living from local renewable energy to plastic-free products to community woodland.
Speakers covered subjects including sustainable clothing, community energy, the UN Sustainability Goals and taking a planet-friendly approach to food. Plus we held a debate where district councillors discussed what a climate emergency should look like in Lewes.
With lots of requests for a similar day to be held in 2020, we’d like to know what Transition Town Lewes supporters would like to see at an annual sustainability fair. What organisations would you like us to invite? What topics would you like us to cover in talks and debates? Are there any practical workshops on sustainable living that you’d like to see? Should local political parties have more of a presence?
Let us know all your thoughts in the Comments section below and we’ll get organising!