September 23rd, 2022

Adur & Worthing Councils to showcase sustainability work at Green Dreams Festival

Do you want to find out about Adur & Worthing Councils’ climate and nature work?

The Green Dreams Festival will be returning to Worthing this September and Adur & Worthing Councils will be coming along to talk all things sustainability as well as host some fun activities.

Now in its sixth year, the Green Dreams Festival is organised by community groups across the borough to showcase local green space projects and sustainable creatives and food producers. This year it will be taking place on Sunday 25 September at Field Place Manor House & Barns from 10.30am to 4pm. 

The Councils’ park ranger team will be on hand throughout the day to let people know what it takes to keep the Councils’ parks and green spaces looking lovely. They will also provide updates on the plans to renature sites across Adur and Worthing. Plus, from 2.30-3.30pm you will get the chance to make your own bird box for a local park. 

Budding gardeners will get expert tips on how to propagate plants from the Highdown Gardens team at a special talk at 1.30pm. Here you’ll also learn about Highdown’s rich heritage and collection of rare plants, some of which date back more than 100 years. The team will also be giving out tips on how to recycle seaweed into nutrient-rich plant feed. 

You can discover how to be a marine warrior and find out how to get involved in beach cleans from Worthing’s Coastal Office team from 11.30am to 12.30pm. They will be there on the day to let people know about the diverse range of flora and fauna on the beach as well as promote ways to enjoy the shoreline safely.

A mini Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) will be on site to help demonstrate how recycling is sorted. The team will also be on-hand to provide composting tips and raise awareness of the two community compost schemes in the area.  

Adur & Worthing Councils officers will be available throughout the day to answer questions regarding the Councils’ climate and sustainability plans. Plus, representatives from Time for Worthing will provide information on the Donkey Bikes scheme, Adur Markets and the new Heritage Trails.

Worthing Borough Council’s Big Listen team will be pulling up their chairs at the festival to hear what local people have to say about their town. 

Cllr Helen Silman, Worthing Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, said: “We are currently in the midst of a climate emergency that will affect the everyday lives of all of us. The Green Dreams Festival is a great opportunity to hear about and be inspired by the fantastic work that local community groups, food producers and creatives are doing to combat climate change.”

Cllr Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment and Leisure, said: “Adur & Worthing Councils has a declared target to become carbon neutral by 2030, as part of a wider commitment for the area as a whole to be net zero by 2045. At the Green Dreams Festival people will get to hear about the wide-ranging work that is already underway to achieve this target and find out how they can get involved through talks and fun activities on the day.”

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