Achieving a planet in balance, one that provides for humanity and the untold millions of other species with which we live, will be the greatest challenge of our century. Our brand new NI Sustainability Fair is the beginning of a new long-term project designed to explore what we must do to meet this challenge.
Located at the heart of Ulster University’s Belfast Campus in the Cathedral Quarter, a range of local, national and international organisations will be demonstrating a variety of practical ways that people can make a real difference for the planet through their everyday lives.
Supplemented with talks from international experts and workshops with local organisations, the Fair will be focused into four themes, each of which addresses an aspect of daily life.
• Buying Smart – sustainable options, reducing plastic waste, reusing and repairing
• Eating well – eating through the seasons, foraging, supporting local produce and how you can move towards a more sustainable diet
• Going Wild – growing your own and what you can do to help and encourage wildlife
• Bright Ideas – an open forum on everything and anything from carbon footprints, community lead initiatives, transportation and much more!
Key note speakers will include Tim Smedley on ‘Clearing The Air’ (shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019), Dr Jonny Hanson of Jubilee Farm, Ni’s first community owned farm and a panel of young people who are taking direct action for inspire change.
Please note that while admission is free for the marketplace, a small admission applies to specific workshops and keynote talks.