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Climate festival and green fair will match world leaders meeting

World leaders are meeting in Glasgow next month to hopefully make commitments to reducing the damage that humans are causing to the planet.

In Congleton, a week-long climate festival runs from 23rd to 31st October, which will include a green fair on the Saturday in the town centre (10am–4pm). More than 30 local community groups, organisations and businesses have signed up to showcase their work on the climate and nature emergency.

Coun Margaret Gartside, deputy mayor and chair of the Congleton Green Working Group, said: “Local people are encouraged to take part in the exciting events planned aimed to teach more and show actions that we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint.

“The week-long programme features more than 20 green activities from walks, talks, swaps, site visits and films to practical demonstrations such as tree planting and apple juicing. There will be something for everyone at the green fair, with stalls, a range of green transport and local entertainment to add to the atmosphere.”

For more information on all the activities, locations and more, visit congleton-tc.gov.uk and look for the climate festival.

All the activities are free to attend but numbers are limited at certain events and advance online booking is required to confirm a place.

Congleton Town Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and set up the Congleton Green Working Group to lead initiatives that will drive the council’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2025 and work towards creating a sustainable and carbon neutral town.

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