December 13 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 8, 2013
A celebration of all things green and sustainable attracted record crowds this weekend.
The free Greenbuild event at Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer, organised by North Norfolk District Council, was attended by just over 8,000 people today and yesterday.
It featured everything from electric bikes and solar panels to advice on keeping livestock, composting and even carpentry.
Greenbuild organiser Jeanette Wilson said: “It started out because the council felt there was a gap in the market. It started as a sustainable building event but has grown into a sustainable lifestyle event. It is more of a family event but still concentrates on sustainability and recycling. It is more popular each year.
“Eco-living has become a really big topic for the council and it is something it wants to promote.”
She added people came from across Norfolk and further afield and the event was a boost for East Anglian-based businesses promoting environmentally-friendly lifestyles.
Attractions at Greenbuild included 65 exhibitors, 14 craft and farmers’ market stalls, five food and drink stalls and children’s entertainers.
Amy Burrows, 28, from Holt Road in Fakenham, said: “It is a really good idea. Eventually we are all going to have to live in a green way. We have got no choice. You pick up ideas here and it is good for kids.”
Greenbuild started 10 years ago and was previously held at Sheringham Park for the first three.