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New festival to raise awareness of climate change challenge

Ross Crawford 13th Apr, 2022

A BRAND new festival is coming to Studley to help tackle climate change and promote a more sustainable future for all.

And next Friday, April 22 – dubbed Earth Day across the globe – a special taster event will be held at Studley Parish Centre to get people in the mood.

The ‘eco taster’ will run from 11am to 2pm and will feature Stratford and Warwick District Councils who will demonstrate their E-Cargo bike initiative – a scheme aimed at encouraging businesses, organisations, community, and voluntary groups across the area to use electric bikes instead of cars and vans for local deliveries.

The councils will also be demonstrating the new household food caddies and answering questions about the new 123+ bin collection scheme which is being introduced this summer with the aim of reducing energy use and saving money by encouraging homeowners to dispose of food waste more efficiently.

The Environmentally Studley team will also be demonstrating Giki Zero – a free online tool that can be used to track and reduce our individual impact on the environment with lots of suggestions on how to offset or minimise our carbon footprint.

Plus there will also be some eco-inspired demonstrations to encourage as many people as possible to start planning ahead for the main festival, which will be from June 18 to July 2.

Environmentally Studley is a two-week festival organised by local volunteers that aims to bring the community together to inspire, encourage and discover new ways to live more sustainably and make positive changes that will help protect and nurture the future of the planet – both locally, and on a global scale too.

Event ideas include litter picks, clothes swaps, recycling drives, tree, and wildflower planting, and walk to school days. Organisations confirmed to take part so far include Arden Marches Churches, Studley in Bloom, Aunty Jen Productions, Studley WI and Studley in Business.

As well as events, there will also be an opportunity to make a pledge to take a positive action towards protecting the future of the planet. These can then be attached to an ecologically friendly ‘Pledge Hedge’ in the village during the festival and will be collated and recorded to help measure the collective impact of the festival and inspire future commitment to protecting the planet.

To get involved or to add an activity or pledge visit https://enjoyablystudley.co.uk/environmentally-studley/ or search for Environmentally Studley on Facebook.

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