Cranleigh Eco Festival – Sharon Duggan

This month, instead of my usual article about ways in which you can be more sustainable in your day to day life, I want to share an exciting event that my group, Cranleigh Climate Action are jointly hosting with Cranleigh Arts:

Cranleigh Eco Festival is taking place on Saturday, 23rd April at the Arts Centre from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Entry is just £2.00 on the door.

It will be the first environmental Festival to be held in Cranleigh, and promises to be an exciting day for you to find out about all the existing groups that are already helping to promote sustainability and climate awareness in our village (there’s a lot more than you might think!). There will also be eco-friendly artisan goods to buy, plus delicious vegan food (and if you haven’t ever eaten any vegan food, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise!). Additionally, there will be talks and music during the day.

The Competition – “What Nature Means to Me”
As part of the Festival, we’re running a competition aimed at local school students from Cranleigh called “What Nature Means to Me”. Students are invited to submit an entry either:

  • As a short piece of prose
  • As a poem
  • As a piece of Art
  • As a song

It’s a fantastic opportunity for school aged students in Cranleigh to express their feelings about the world that we live in, about its beauty, about climate change and their concerns for the future.
The deadline for entries is Friday, 25th March 2022 with winners announced on the day of the Festival.

The entries will be judged by professional musicians and artists and Cranleigh Arts have kindly agreed to exhibit the visual and written entries in their Gallery for the week leading up to, and including the day of the Festival (from Monday, 18th April – Saturday, 23rd April 2022).

All in all, it promises to be a fantastic day out for you and your family so we hope to see you there!

Sharon is an Accredited Climate Change Teacher, she set up and leads both the Cranleigh Climate Action Group and Cranleigh Plant Share (both on Facebook).

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