Coming up – One Planet Norwich

March 7, 2016

How very exciting – One Planet Norwich is an event being hosted by Norwich City Council to promote caring for the environment. Its this coming weekend, specifically aimed as a family event there is LOTS going on.

“The One Planet Norwich Festival brings two days of free fun, events and activities right in the heart of Norwich – this is not to be missed! The sustainable living festival hosts a whole range of activities, including a make your own pedal-powered smoothie, you can sit back and watch students/bloggers/designers upcycle charity shop garments to fresh new catwalk outfits and you can find out all about different sustainable transport measures, as well as a range of others! It’s all here. This year the festival will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March at The Forum.”

There is so much going on. I am signed up to take  part in Norwich Fashion Jam . The aim to create a whole new look from upcycling clothes into new creations. It’s going to be great fun to rummage through clothes donated by Age UK Norwich. With the majority of my clothes sourced from charity shops I shall feel right at home!

“a fun challenge for anyone to get involved with, with the opportunity to showcase their catwalk collections in a fashion show in the iconic Castle, giving an atmospheric setting”

 

Upcycled fashion 2

I’m not sure I will come up with anything as stylish – bit who knows!! Naturally I am hoping to style an outfit and create an upcycled new bag… Hurray to register, registration closes today!

Secondly I am very excited to be meeting Karen Cannard of The Rubbish Diet. Regular readers will know that I take part in zero waste week. The week focusses my mind, I cook like a frenzy and end up exhausted. I am looking forward to hearing Karen’s hints and tips on reducing waste from the household, in a sustainable way. Despite the fact we recycled lots and compost loads (scraps of fabric are saved for rags for the charity shop) we still have a full wheelie bin once a fortnight. I have been analysing our bin – lots of cooked food waste and plastic wrappings of food from the supermarket. I have signed up to the slim your bin challenge. Lets see what small steps I can implement to make a real difference to our personal rubbish sent to landfill.

Find out more about the festival here.

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