Keep it green at Transition Chichester event

LEARN to live in a more sustainable way at Transition Chichester’s green fair.

The event, on Saturday, September 21, offers an insight into the group’s environmental projects in the city.

As well as a packed programme of activities, a series of short talks in the speakers’ corner will highlight and dissect eco issues.

One of those speaking at the event is green parenting champion Catherine Cannon.

The mother-of-two, who works for West Sussex County Council as a principal advisor in sustainability, is working hard to raise her young family in a sustainable style.

You can find out more about the struggles of staying green as Catherine shares her helpful advice on using real nappies, ditching the television and getting your child to enjoy healthy food.

“It can be a bit lonely, as you struggle to get your real nappies dried in winter, and feed your baby discreetly on a park bench, and wonder why you are the only one whose child doesn’t drink squash,” she says.

Visitors to the green fair will have the opportunity to learn more about Transition Chichester’s activities, and about practical steps they can take themselves to adopt a greener lifestyle.

Catherine will be considering what can be done locally to support green parents and families, from social groups to nappy trials, better bike racks, school walking buses or more accessible, inviting and safe wild spaces.

Transition Chichester is also teaming up with Fairtrade Chichester to run a Fairtrade Cafe, which will provide lunches and snacks using locally-sourced produce at the event..

The green fair takes place at the Council House in North Street from 10am until 4pm.