Green Fortnight
 

Bridport Green Fortnight  Friday 24th March - Saturday 8th April 2017 


Bridport will be 'going green' for a fortnight this spring, when the Town holds its first ever “Green
Fortnight”. Its aims are to celebrate Bridport’s local shops and products and inspire local people
towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Transition Town Bridport is heading the fortnight and we are working with the green party, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and other groups, businesses and individuals in the Town to promote a greener and more sustainable local economy.
Bridport Town Council will show their support for the Fortnight by turning the Town Clock face green for the duration of the event.

Bridport is lucky to have high streets with two greengrocers, three butchers and two bakers and unique local businesses.  One of our key messages will be that we want people to ‘Buy Local First’. This helps keep money and jobs in the local area and reduces the mileage that goods have to travel from production to shoppers. We are obviously not the only organisation that has promoted this message  - our aim is by working together with others the message can have a greater influence and impact than working alone. If you belong to other organisations within the town who would like to play a part in Green Fortnight please get in touch.

Highlights of the week are:
  • Friday 24 March, 7.30, Town Hall: Launch of Green fortnight with Molly Scott Cato (SW Green MEP), Martin Maudsley, storyteller,  and other short presentations.
  • Tuesday 28 March 8.00 Green Quiz at the Ropemakers
  • Friday 31 March 7.00 Town Hall: Screening of 'Tomorrow' (Demain) and discussion. See flyer
  • Friday 31 March 10.30, Bridport library: Green storytelling for children.
  • Saturday 1 March 10.00 Buckydoo Square: Community Soup, Birdport Health connections, various stalls, street theatre bt Cartoon Action Theatre and other events
  • Screening of 'Before the Flood' and discussion  tbc
  • 8 April CSA and CLS Food economy tbc
  • 9 April Community Orchard working party.




 
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