There are lots of green events on across Eden District in August and September. On Saturday morning, 11th August 2018, you can visit a uniform recycling day and a Repair Café in Penrith. On Saturday 1st September from 10-12 we'll be at "Stainton" Newbiggin for a Freegle Give and Take. And there more...
There's lot going on this Spring in Freegle land and by our allies in Penrith and Eden District. We've three Give and Take jumble sales in April and May. Repair Cafés are continuing every month on Penrith and Kirkby Stephen. CAfS is running a pre-loved clothes sale and Recycle for Cumbria are at Penrith Library for a Green Spring Clean. PACT has a campaign to reduce plastic use including a Refill water bottle scheme. Keep Penrith Tiday are organising litter picks and much more.
Meanwhile, if you are in Carlisle area, please use Carlisle Freegle to hand on unwanted items to others.
Farmers markets are great places to buy food grown or made locally. Carlisle Farmers Market is on the first Saturday of the month. The Brampton Farmers Markets are usually on the last Saturday of the month.
With lots in the news recently about reducing plastic waste many of us will have made resolutions to reduce our environmental impact. Did you know that your local farmers' market can help with that?
Chris tells us how his first Repair Cafe went: trying to fix electrical items including a TV/DVD player, two toasters, two digital cameras, a light and a vacuum cleaner. It was a useful learning experience, and he's made a list of the tools he brought and might be needed. Who knows what will be brought in next time!