A Big Green Science night, flower planting and a soup fest are among the environmentally-friendly events which will be held during this year’s Basingstoke Green Week.
There’s a packed programme of events during the week, which runs from Saturday 16 September to Monday 25 September.
Most of the activities are free and there’s something for everyone, including a green market, furniture restoration workshop, children’s craft sessions and a screening of award-winning documentary Tomorrow.
Organised by local volunteers and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, the week is aimed at highlighting environmental issues and initiatives in the borough.
Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and the Environment Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “The community has truly got behind this year’s Green Week and there’s a fantastic array of fun and educational events being held across the borough.
“It’s great to see so many organisations and individuals getting involved and raising awareness of how we can all make a difference by going greener.”
Basingstoke Green Week kicks off on Saturday 16 September with a Green Market in Castle Square, The Malls, where visitors will have the chance to meet local community groups, buy a variety of products and pick up some freebies.
On Wednesday 20 September, a Big Green Science night is being held in Basingstoke Discovery Centre. Visitors can attend a variety of talks and workshops before a family-friendly TV gameshow style interactive talk The Burger Apocalypse.
To find out more about Green Week and to view the online events calendar, visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/green-week.