Shropshire Goes Green hailed a one-stop-shop success for climate and sustainability
More than 1,500 people took advantage of Shropshire Council’s free Shropshire Goes Green event to learn more about sustainability and climate action.
The event, which was held at the home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club from 10am until 3pm on Sunday 25 September 2022, saw visitors from all over Shropshire and the surrounding counties enjoy talking to exhibitors about a broad range of innovations and technology.
Exhibitors ranged from green energy creation and storage solutions, to sustainable modular building choices, electric vehicles and charging options, bikes and rikshaws, charities and co-operatives to homebuilders.
Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for climate change, natural assets and the green economy, said:-
“It was fabulous to see the public talking to industry experts and gaining an understanding and knowledge of the practical steps they can take to protect our climate and live more sustainably.
“There were more than 30 exhibitors involved and between them they covered a very broad range of information and technology. All of them spent a very busy day talking to a continual flow of interested customers.
“All in all, the day was a huge success for everyone involved.”
Mark Thompson, managing director of AceOn Group, Shropshire Goes Green’s main sponsor, added:-
“AceOn is pioneering in its development of battery and energy storage and is at the forefront of championing sustainability across all our communities, so we were delighted to be able to talk directly with so many people at Shropshire Goes Green.
“From the moment the gates opened at 10am until they closed at 3pm there was a steady flow of people keen to learn how they can secure and store a reliable, green and cost-effective energy supply to their homes.”
“It’s important that people have the right information to make an informed choice about the actions they take and the purchases they make. This is exactly what the event was for, and I hope that many went away with a much better understanding of the options available to them and what it means for them and the climate.”
Shropshire Goes Green was also supported by Connected Kerb and Keir.