Sunday, 22 November 2015

One Planet Norwich and Eco Awards

Slow Food Norwich was approached by the Environment Department of Norwich City council and asked if we were interested in taking a stand at the annual One Planet Norwich festival to be held in Norwich in 2016, and we are pleased to now have a dedicated Slow Food stand at the festival on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2016.
In 2015 the festival which is held at the prestigious Forum building in the city attracted over 6,000 visitors over the two days it ran and the event in 2016 will be even larger and we are very pleased to be taking part in collaboration with the Norwich City council team.
The One Planet festival seeks to encourage, people, businesses, groups and voluntary organisations to be aware of the amount that they consume and to then work on reducing both consumption and also waste where possible.
Norwich Council is at the forefront of bring environmental issues to the attention of both the general public and press, this is also a major part in the work and ethos the Slow Food groups throughout both the UK and the world.



The beautiful Forum building which was built to commemorate the Millennium will be filled with large variety and diversity of stands but all with an emphasis on sustainable living, ecology and the environment, the stand will include transport choices, recycling ideas and more about local foods.
Organisations such as the RSPB and Norfolk car share will be present as well as our Slow Food stand, there will also be educational talks and lectures, science experiments, children's films and demonstrations on how to recycle clothes and other items.
Slow Food Norwich will be working closely with our regional Slow Food Anglia team to have present Slow Food members and producers who have expertise in environmental and sustainable projects in both Norwich, East Anglia and also London.
We are also sponsoring the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards together with Slow Food Anglia and we will be presenting an award to the East Anglian food producer who has a strong ecological and also environmentally friendly ethos to their work and produce.




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