For the first time, the annual Green Fair in Bury St Edmunds is to be run by eco group Sustainable Bury.
This year’s fair, at The Apex on November 2, will be non-party political, with funding from Suffolk Foundation giving it an educational focus.
Activities will include demonstrations on making balms and fixing bicycles, test driving an electric car and the possibility of getting mobile phones and laptops repaired for free.
It will focus on practical skills for sustainable living and will feature a repair hub where experts will be on hand to fix broken household items and a ‘bike doctor’ who will be carrying out basic servicing.
There will be a host of creative activities for children and an arachnid group has offered to identify any spiders brought along in jars on the day.
Visitors are encouraged to bring any unwanted clothes to include in a swap shop being held as part of the event while a panel question time will allow discussion of local, national and global sustainability issues.
Fiona Strachan, of Sustainable Bury, said: “This is a great interactive event where people can get involved in all sorts of different green initiatives. It will be a mix of old, traditional skills and an opportunity to get a taste for modern, new, green technologies.”
Full the full program, visit www.facebook.com/sustainablebury