Festival of Solutions: sustainable futures

Post date 19 July 2019

We had a great turnout for our Festival of Solutions: Sustainable Futures event last weekend. Thanks to all who stopped by to connect and share ideas on a sunny Saturday!

The main hall of Easton Community Centre was buzzing throughout the day with hands on workshops, an inspiring panel discussion, a delicious lunch from Café des Amis and lots of lively chat between participants and presenters.

The event kicked off with a panel discussion of local residents sharing actions they’re taking to work toward creating a more sustainable world. The broad range of actions presented was an inspiring reminder that there are many ways to get involved in our area, from hyperlocal activities like East Bristol Kidical Mass bike rides to the international work being done by Labour Behind the Labour to tackle the environmental impact and ethics of the global clothing industry.

After lunch, participants had the opportunity to do some more hands on work, popping in and out of workshops with Bristol Energy Network, Incredible Oceans, Zero West and The ReUsery, getting a crash course in bioplastics, gathering tips on how to better insulate their house, writing letters to MPs and learning how to make their own recycled liner bags and kitchen sponges.

If you’re interested in starting something in the area or finding out more about what’s already going on, email pat@upourstreet.org.uk and keep an eye out for updates in our ebulletin, on Facebook and Twitter.