Thursday, 30 June 2011

Go Green in Mell Square

Solihull residents are being invited to attend the ‘Go Green’ Day in Mell Square this weekend on Saturday 2 July from 10:30am – 3:30pm, to help people become more environmentally friendly.

The event has been organised by Solihull Faith Forum’s eco group, part of the Solihull Partnership, to encourage residents and faith communities to think green.

Residents will be able to find out about green technology, get support and advice from a range of environmental organisations including Solihull Council Environmental Champions, Park Rangers, RSPB and Fairtrade. There will also be a number of market stalls and activities for all ages where people can take on a water test challenge between bottled and tap water.

Staff from the Council’s Waste and Recycling team will also be on hand to give information about the forthcoming changes to kerbside recycling collections, which take effect from 26 September.

Cabinet Member for Community Services, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild said: “This is a great opportunity for all residents to come together in trying to tackle these issues as we move towards a greener Solihull. From recycling more household waste to volunteering on local environmental projects, there are plenty of ways for people to do their bit.”

Event organiser and Solihull Faiths’ Forum steering group member, Beryl Moppett said: “We want people from all our different communities to come along and have some fun while learning more about sustainable living in Solihull.”

For more information about the event, please contact event organiser Beryl Moppett on 0121 705 0337.

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