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Festival organisers want to turn the Peak District green

This is an archived press release

Thursday 24 April 2014

A festival for all things green and environmentally friendly is set to encourage more Peak District residents and businesses to live, work and enjoy the area in sustainable ways.

The Bakewell Green Festival is to be held on Saturday July 12, at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell.

It will be a free, fun, family day out with stalls, activities, music, dance, drama, talks and demonstrations.

The organisers are looking for individuals, groups, organisations and businesses who would like to run stalls, provide activities, give presentations, or demonstrate sustainable crafts, skills and lifestyles.

One of the organisers, Jeni Edwards, said: "We want to hear from people who can share their joy, knowledge and skills in sustainable living to help make this a great day for encouraging others to be greener."

The festival is neither fund-raising or profit-making and has benefited from a grant of over £3000 from the Sustainable Communities and Businesses strand of the national park grant scheme www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/living-and-working/your-community/sdf

Richard Godley, who manages the grant scheme for the Peak District National Park Authority, said: "We are happy to support the Bakewell Green Festival – encouraging people to learn from other people's experiences is a great way to spread positive messages about sustainable ways of living."

There will be a Peak District Environmental Quality Mark stand at the event where people can find out about the award for businesses which marks the good things they do to look after the Peak District, its people and the environment. 

For more information on the event visit www.bakewellgreenfestival.org or contact Jeni Edwards on 01629 636550.

This is an archived press release

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