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Being green is fun!

An Environmental Fun Day for children and their parents is being run by West Oxfordshire District Council on Thursday. (October 30th).

The event will take place at the Corn Exchange in Witney town centre from 11am to 4pm and will provide a fun-packed day for youngsters of all ages to learn about protecting the environment in an interesting, engaging way.

Activities, stalls, advice and support will be on offer and people will have the chance to:

  • Meet the 'Bin Raiders' superheroes in an engaging show
  • Learn about energy efficiency, recycling and reducing their carbon footprint
  • See 'Oxfordshire from the Ground' - featuring art from local primary schools
  • Find out how 'being green' saves money
  • Find out more about renewable energy, solar installations and eco-renovation (1-2pm only)
  • Enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee

Cllr David Harvey, the District Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "This promises to be not only fun, but also very informative, for young people during the half-term break. We feel it is vital for people of all ages to be aware of the environment and what can be done to reduce the impact on it. The Council is working hard to be as environmentally-friendly as possible and encourages residents to do the same."

For further information about the fun day, call 01993 861349.

On Wednesday (October 29th) a Climate Communities evening will take place at the Corn Exchange, Witney, from 6.30pm to 9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out how local communities are rising to the climate challenge, and to gain information about the support that is available for these projects. For more information visit: www.climatex.org email: jo@climatex.org or call 01865 275 856.

Posted : 27/10/2008 16:03:47

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