Greenlight is major one-day festival to celebrate and showcase sustainable living in Leicester, organised by local volunteers. Greenlight 2013 took place on Saturday 16th March from 11am to 6pm, and was held in the Queens Building of DMU Campus on Mill Lane, Leicester.
The event features over 40 interactive stalls, over 20 expert talks and practical workshops as well as an art exhibition, music, local food, lots of useful information on going green at home and much more.
Leicester’s huge range of environmental community projects are on show, and the event shares lots of ideas for action that you can take at home, in business and in your local community.
Greenlight was initiated by members of Transition Leicester, who have worked with Groundwork Leicester and Leicestershire to make the festival happen. De Montfort University are offering us a wonderful venue and further support to pull the event together.
The festival aims to:
- Educate on sustainably living at home, in business and in our communities
- Inspire local people to work together towards creating a more resilient and sustainable city
- Build and strengthen relationships between people and organisations working towards sustainability in Leicester
- Celebrate and raise awareness of current local activity by individuals and organisations to make Leicester more sustainable
- Leave a legacy of increased local action on sustainability
Greenlight 2011 and Green Light 2012 both attracted close to 1000 attendees and were enjoyed greatly by those that came along.
Acknowledgements for Greenlight 2013
We’d like to thank De Montfort University for use of a wonderful venue and support with organisation. For providing funding for Greenlight 2013, thanks are due to our (first ever) main sponsor, Prescient Power. We are also grateful for finanical support from the De Montfort University and Everards student volunteering fund, Leicester City Council’s Cycle City grant scheme and people who gave donations in advance of the event.
The event is organised through Transition Leicester by a team of hard-working volunteers working with support of many partner organisations. Special mentions are due to the core team of Simon Bates, Sophie Boden, Matt Castle, Ellie Chiswell, Jessie Cooke, Rich Fletcher, Gordon Hill, Sophie MacGillivray, Andrew Reeves, Gloria Rodriquez, Chris Shaw and Phil Wilson. Thanks also to Ian Baker, Darren Nockles and Mike Harper for sorting the music. Countless other volunteers are helping already or will help on the day, and the event couldn’t happen without them. We’d also like to express our gratitude to all the stallholders, performers and workshop leaders who take part, and everyone who has helped out or offered support at any time during the run-up to the event.
Produced by the Communities Cutting Carbon project, documenting the success of the first ever Greenlight festival