Transition into a greener lifestyle

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MORE than 1,000 people are set to flock to a celebration of all things green this weekend.

Transition Chichester will hold its third annual Green Fair on Saturday, September 21, with between 1,000 and 1,500 people expected through the doors.

The event acts as a showcase for the organisation’s ‘numerous projects’, including a community renewable energy project, re-skilling and sewing groups, a group for eco-aware pre-school and primary school children and the Oaklands Park Community Orchard.

In addition, the Green Fair will also have stands from ethical and local businesses and other not-for-profit organisations including Stonepillow, Chichester Co-Wheels Car Club and Chichester Community Development Trust.

As well as numerous stalls, there will be a speakers’ corner, featuring talks from a host of speakers on diverse topics from promoting the health of bees, to green parenting and ethical business.

Lush will be providing a smoothie bike and holding bath-bomb making sessions, while a stall dedicated to eco-activities will keep children entertained. The Green Fair will also be hosting a Fairtrade Café offering a variety of homemade goodies, using Fairtrade, locally sourced and organic produce where possible

Entry to the event is free of charge, and a raffle will be drawn in the afternoon – with top prize a private cookery workshop for six with Rosemary Moon at West Dean. The fair will take place in the Assembly Rooms, in North Street, Chichester, from 10am to 4pm. For more information about Transition Chichester, visit www.transitionchichester.org