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Havant gearing up for first ever eco festival

Eco Mission – Ray Cobbett, left, from Friends of the Earth, Havant Cllr Mike Fairhurst, centre, and Mark Willenbruch from the Havant Transition Network promoting Havant Goes Green festival

By Elise Brewerton
Published in the Portsmouth News – Wednesday 11th May 2011

THERE’S just weeks to go until a whole town turns green.

Council vans have all had the green message emblazoned on them ahead of the Havant Goes Greener week.

The borough council, along with eco group Havant Transition Network and Friends of the Earth, aim to show how small changes can make a difference.

Ray Cobbett, from Friends of the Earth, said: ‘We want to encourage changes like reducing waste, supporting local shops, using the bus or bike instead of the car, buying greener energy and caring for our open spaces.

‘Throughout the week and across the borough experts will share their knowledge on eco housing, recycling, grow-your-own fruit and veg, bee keeping, saving energy and money, alternative transport and getting active.’

It culminates in Havant Park with the Family Green Fair where there will be music and entertainment alongside dozens of stalls where you can buy green products.

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