Painting the town green - the city and the sector

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 June, 2014 - 09:30 to 16:00
Details: 
In the lead up to Big Green Week (14th - 22nd June 2014) and Bristol Green Capital 2015, ‘Painting the Town Green’ is a celebration of how local voluntary and community organisations are helping to create a greener Bristol, and a call to action to help increase their future impact.

What’s happening?
‘Painting the Town Green’ is for any local group that helps individuals and communities live more sustainably. It’s a great opportunity to ensure your organisation’s work is seen and heard by a wider audience, and to develop proposals for including in next year’s city-wide, high-profile events.

 ‘Painting the Town Green’ will feature:

  • talks from Kris Donaldson, Programme Director of European Green Capital 2015 and Gus Hoyt, Assistant Bristol Mayor
  • workshop* discussion sessions led by local organisations  
  • a short film sampling some of the great work being delivered by Bristol VCS groups 
  •  stalls showcasing groups working in different parts of the city    
  • lunch provided by FareShare South West

*The workshops will explore the themes of:

  • Food poverty / food production
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Fuel poverty and community energy solutions
  • Reclaiming green spaces

Why should you attend?
If you work with or support communities and have a view about how green initiatives can be more inclusive, how learning can be exchanged between communities and policy makers, and want to contribute to the city’s future plans, then this is your opportunity to increase your organisation’s own impact and Bristol’s wider green achievements and ambitions.

The event is free but please note there is a £25 charge for no-shows.

Places are restricted to two places per organisation.

Click here to book your place on this event

Showcase your organisation
Click here to apply for a stall: http://www.voscur.org/content/painting-town-green-stall-booking-form

Venue: St Werburghs Centre, Horley Road, Bristol, BS2 9TJ

 

This event is funded by Voscur and Bristol 2015.