Alice Doyle06.2015 Community, Education, Events, The C-side Challenge

We have been busy busy working at events across Brighton and Hove.

Last week we were at the Eco Technology Show, a fantastic trade show stuffed with talks and cutting edge eco-technologies. We had a great chat with Neil from Aquapax, who has designed a disposable portable water container suitable for long-term storage. It has half the carbon footprint of a plastic bottle, is fully recyclable and can be reused over and over, as there is no plastic leaching (for anyone reusing plastic bottles, over time the plastic will leach into the water). You can find Aquapax in Infinity Foods, recognisable by the lovely blue artwork, which was inspired by the timeless classic, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach.

We also met Sea Shepherd, whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife around the UK’s coastline, and across the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. They are always on the look out for people to help them with beach clean up campaigns and to run stands. Or even crew on a ship. They also sell some great merchandise, the sale of which supports their campaigns.

Saturday we had a big red tent at the Level Summer festival. The event was rammed and the sunshine made its appearance at just the right time. Thank you to everyone who came by to say hi. Our badge making on the One Planet Living Principles was a roaring success, while our face painter and henna artist brought smiles to many peoples faces. Thank you also to those who came by and made donations – its very generous and helps us to run as a charity. We had lots of interest too on our next batch of Carbon Conversation workshops so watch this space for more information.

On Sunday the weather took a bit of a turn, so we didn’t do our stand at the Naked Bike Ride for fear of our flyers flying off. However there was a huge turn out of cyclists who took to the road to celebrates bikes and bodies, protest against car culture and showed cyclists’ power and vulnerability. And on that note of transport, we have a great event coming up this Thursday on sustainable travel, as part of our Conversation Cafe series – so please do come. Its at the //www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Marwood+Coffee+Shop/@50.82194,-0.141749,17z/data=%214m2%213m1%211s0x4875850b0955f523:0xcc6cfe6fa1be1bc1?hl=en">Marwood, 6.00-7.30 with FREE TEA and CAKE. If you have never had Marwood cake then do come along and give it a try.