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Take your next step to sustainable living at the Ely Library Eco Fair

26 January 2024

Cambridgeshire Libraries are teaming up with local eco-friendly organisations and Eden Project Communities to host an exciting, free environmental event at Ely Library on Saturday 3 February.

Join passionate speakers and friendly stallholders between 11.00am and 3.00pm, take part in eco-friendly activities and get equipped with the know-how to make positive changes where you live.

The Eco Fair will be held on the first floor of Ely Library. Drop in at any time and stay for as long as you want.

Refreshments will be available throughout the event alongside the opportunity to learn more about the sustainable practices which will help shape a better future for our planet. Early birds can get their hands on free bird boxes.

Come along to chat with others from your community and local environmental groups including The Wildlife Trust and Natural Cambridgeshire. Alongside the range of stalls, a series of talks are planned on themes including wildlife friendly gardening and winter walking trails.

Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Environment and Green Investment Committee, Councillor Lorna Dupre said: “The Ely Library Eco Fair is a fantastic opportunity for people to meet with local experts and find out how small changes, made together, can add up to a big difference in our communities.

“The county council’s joint administration has committed to reaching Net Zero carbon emissions as a county by 2045 – five years ahead of current national targets. To meet this target, we’ll all need to do our bit.

“Pop into the Eco Fair on 3 February and get empowered to take your next step towards sustainable living, as we all move towards a greener Cambridgeshire.”

Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Communities, Social Mobility and Inclusion Committee, Councillor Tom Sanderson said: “The Ely Library Eco Fair is a wonderful example of the huge value that Cambridgeshire Libraries bring to our county – above and beyond the benefits traditionally associated with libraries.

“I’d encourage anyone in the Ely area that wants to reduce their own carbon footprint to pop into the Eco Fair on Saturday, 3 January, to connect with like-minded people and get inspired with some great new green ideas.”

There’s no need to book for this event, but if you’d like to, you can add the invitation to your calendar.