The North Wiltshere Sustainability Day was held last Saturday at Chippenham’s Town Hall and Neeld Community and Arts Centre. The annual event marked the end of green GB – a week which focused on the need to promote sustainable growth and combat climate change. Nick Murry – organizer of the family-friendly event, who is also the chairman of the Chippenham and Villages Environmentalists (CAVE) – gave a vote of thanks to all and sundry for making it a success.
Different speakers came up and spoke on diverse topics ranging from plastic pollution to hydrogen vehicles, local groups exhibited, and there were fun activities for the children present. Amidst all of this, Nick, reiterated the important message which is that the oceans are in trouble and we all need to contribute our quota to ensure that the future generation is secured. The good thing is that it is possible and there is time to make the desired change.
Amongst the speakers present were “MEP Molly Scott-Cato, Mark Lynas, the author of Six Degrees – Our Future on a Hotter Planet, Natalie Fee, the founder of City to Sea, Kevin Fothergill of Hydrogen Hub, and Bronwen Jameson from Recycling Technologies.”
There were exhibitions by participating organizations, some of which include the Ramblers Association, Friends of the Earth, Off the Ground, Transition Marlborough, Wiltshire Scrap Chippenham and Village Environmentalists, Malmesbury Against Plastic, Off the Ground, and Bristol Avon River Trust.
The day before this event was the North Wiltshire Sustainable Business Conference, which had minister for energy and clean growth, MP Claire Perry signal the beginning of proceedings. The program was of great benefit to local businesses in attendance as they learnt how to be more environmentally friendly.