Roll up and power down! It’s the Big South Lakes Energy Extravaganza on Saturday 4 March – an energetic buffet about all things green and sustainable:
* eco workshops
It’s just the thing for anyone who wants to live a bit greener and get their carbon footprint down. We’re powering up for a bumper day of eco goings-on. You’ll be able to share your own ideas and take away inspiration, hands-on skills, information and advice in equal measure!
The free fair is funded by South Lakeland District Council as part of their wider work to reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty. It will serve up tips on growing your own food, free workshops on maintaining your bicycle, and demonstrations of upcycling and making furniture out of pallets.
Householders will be able find out about heating the home with renewable energy, from wood burners to solar panels. And for anyone feeling energetic, they can put pedal power to the test and power up some lights on the South Lakes Action on Climate Change intriguing energy bikes.
The fair will feature an exhibition of stunning photography illustrating the impact of climate change from all over the world. Cumbrian photographer Ashley Cooper will be talk about his experiences during ten years of travel, with photographs collected together in his brand new book, ‘Images from a Warming Planet’.
Businesses, too, can benefit from the advice on offer at the fair. For anyone from local companies, it’s well worth dropping in because you’ll be able to talk to an expert in operating in a sustainable way. Far from costing more, you can actually save money by running more efficiently, especially where energy use is concerned.
For communities looking to explore energy schemes in their area, from hydro power to solar panels on a community building, there’ll be a chance to speak to people from Cumbria who’ve made it happen in their area. Representatives from Community Energy Cumbria and from Energy 4 All, two Cumbrian organisations behind many successful community-owned renewable energy schemes, will be on hand to share their experiences and advice.