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Exhibitors signing up to be part of Shropshire’s first sustainability festival

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More than 30 companies have signed up to take part in Shropshire Goes Green, Shropshire Council’s first sustainability festival being held in September 2022 – and the list is still growing.

Shropshire Goes Green logo

Building on the success of November 2021’s Shropshire Goes Electric event, which put the spotlight on sustainable transport and encouraged the use of electric vehicles, Shropshire Council is now focusing on all aspects of sustainability.

The event is being sponsored by Telford-based AceOn Group – a nationally respected energy storage and battery company passionate about helping the country meet Net Zero Carbon ambitions and targets.

AceOn logo

AceOn logo

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for climate change, natural assets and the green economy, is delighted so many exhibitors have reserved a place at the event, to be held at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on Sunday 25 September 2022.

Ian said:-

“Shropshire Goes Green already has twice as many exhibitors as our transport-only event last year, and we are still taking bookings.

“More than 1,300 people visited us last year, and this demonstrated there is a real hunger in people to find out more about what they can and should be doing to live more sustainably and help tackle the climate crisis.

“Our sponsor AceOn will be demonstrating the latest in energy storage and technologies, and there is a varied list of exhibitors for our home zone, including electric vehicle charging point providers, agricultural experts and companies providing green energy solutions for households.

“We are also delighted to be featuring transport solutions too; welcoming back some main dealers to showcase their ranges of electric vehicles, and supporting cycling as a sustainable way of getting around.

“We’ve always said we wanted Shropshire Council to be at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change and this is yet another example of how the council is leading the way.”

Mark Thompson, AceOn managing director, said the company is delighted to be the headline sponsor and is looking forward to showcasing some of its pioneering work to address the climate emergency and meeting as many people as possible at the event.

Mark said:-

“The recent heatwave made it crystal clear to everybody that addressing climate change must be our top priority if we are to pass this Earth on to our children and their descendants in any sort of healthy shape.

“We are at the cutting edge of developing new, clean and green battery storage technology for both commercial and residential uses, and designing innovative and efficient battery technology which will serve the planet for years to come and help us meet our Net Zero targets.

“We are also working on really exciting uses for old electric car batteries so that we develop a truly circular economy which respects the planet’s limited resources, and helping to develop new industry standards and training schemes so that the public can have the utmost confidence in the new technology.

“What’s more we are doing it all in Shropshire, and have never been more proud to say that we are helping British manufacturing again lead the world.”

Spaces are still available for organisations interested in being part of Shropshire Goes Green. For more information email darren.griffin@shropshire.gov.uk