There were hundreds of pledges to help the environment at “Macc-tastic, Less Plastic” on the last day of Barnaby 2018.
The bonanza of ideas on how to be greener – in partnership with Treacle Market – was triggered by the BBC’s Blue Planet about the devastating impact of plastics in the oceans. Now there’s a move to build on that momentum and start a new eco movement in Macclesfield, with a free event on Tuesday 25 September.
We know that to reduce our impact on the environment it takes more than cutting back on single-use plastic. This open meeting will ask “How can we make Macc more sustainable?”. Can we pool the energy and talents of local people to make real change in the town?
The event will be friendly and informal. Those present will set the agenda, brainstorm topics and then split into small group conversations to come up with priorities. By focusing on what people feel strongly about, the aim is to generate concrete ideas for local projects – and identify the people to take them forward.
We hope this will be a catalyst for an eco group to emerge which will become another legacy project of Barnaby Festival.
Register in advance, or just turn up. Doors open at 7pm, with hot and cold drinks available and a prompt start at 7.30pm.
Thanks to Treacle Market and Macclesfield Town Council for their support.