The Green Community Fairs started in 2011 as the first ever solar powered family-festival event in Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset – organised for FREE for the Community. With the help of an army of volunteers and in conjunction with the Transition BH Hub, we’re gratefully supported by dozens of like-minded businesses, organisations, charities and other eco/social-justice groups.
Supporting people living in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas currently running or starting other ‘Transition Towns’ type initiatives (for the people and the planet!) our ethics and environmental events bring together established national and regional charities, campaigners and activists and as a group we work to raise awareness of important issues and have fun at the same time; our good friend https://creativedynamo.net/ calls it ‘eco-tainment’!! Another example of a Transition initiative which is still going strong is the The Slades Farm Community Garden (https://www.facebook.com/SladesGarden/) .
Activities include conscious comment made through art expos, live music and speeches, workshops, costumed parades and crafts and MORE – Pictured: making masks and puppet making from Recycled Materials thanks to funding from Green Goals; The award-winning project was a unique partnership linking football, education and business which aims to improve the local environment, raise environmental awareness and deliver benefits for the community as a whole)
The Green Community Fair is part of our Community Event Network project (https://communityeventnetwork.com/) helping to develop the skills and opportunities for volunteers who are predominantly long term unemployed or disabled.
For more information about volunteering, mentoring, stalls and exhibition space at the Green Community Fairs or to find out how we can support your event please contact Sam the Paperwork Fairy on 01202 386348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org