Petersfield Eco-Fair

 

On Sunday 17th July, PeCAN held Petersfield’s first ever Eco Fair in collaboration with Petersfield Town Council. 

This exciting event ‘celebrating earth-friendly living’ was a fun, informative day-out for all the family. We offered tips and ideas for reducing your carbon footprint - from saving energy in your home, upcycling clothes you no longer want or by getting back on your bike.

You could find out how to help increase biodiversity with good gardening practice or by letting your garden grow a little wilder. There were talks, an art exhibition, children’s activities and live music throughout the day, with a choice of food and drink and things to buy, all ethically-sourced and using minimum packaging.  

We hope to be able to bring this event to Petersfield biennially, to alternate with an Eco Fair held by Alton Climate Action Network, in Alton.

The Petersfield Society presented PeCAN with a Certificate of Commendation following the success of the town's first Eco Fair in July.

The commendation read: At short notice PeCAN created the event from scratch, attracting forty stalls ranging from climate and conservation issues to home retrofitting and low waste living and including many enjoyable activities for children and adults. Recruiting a large number of volunteer marshalls, the organisation also had to deal with the challenge of one of the hottest weekends of the year. The fair was a great success, attracting about 1,000 visitors and it has hopefully created a template for repeat fairs on this important theme.

What did we have at the Eco Fair?

Children's Activities

Children's Activities

We had heaps of fun and engaging activities for children of all ages. Click below to find out more.

Children's Activities

Live Music

Live Music

There were a variety of great bands, singers and choirs performing at the fair. We enjoyed a full day of live music!

Live Music

Green Travel & EVs

Green Travel & EVs

Walking, cycling and electric vehicles. We featured a variety of exhibitors to help you on your journey.

Green Travel

Home Energy

Home Energy

At the fair you could find out how to make your home more energy efficient, reduce your emissions and potentially save money.                           

Home Energy

Nature & Biodiversity

Nature & Biodiversity

We featured a wide variety of exhibitors who are passionate about protecting biodiversity and nature locally. 

Nature & Biodiversity

Low Waste Living

Low Waste Living

From reducing your plastic use to using sustainable products and materials, we had numerous stallholders helping visitors reduce the amount of waste they produce.

Low Waste Living

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

A fair wouldn't be a fair without some tasty food and beverages. Find out what was on offer during the day.                                                                     

Food and Drink

Climate Action

Climate Action

A wide range of groups and charities attended. Find out more here.                     

Climate Groups

Talk Tents

Talk Tents

We had a variety of engaging and fascinating talks on a range of subjects. Have a look to see what was on offer.                                   

Talk Tents