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Programme for Main Stage, South Street, Manningtree CO11 1BB (Outside Winyl)

Biodiversity Zone

What is Biodiversity? It is the rich variety of life all around us. From tiny organisms in the soil, to insects, birds, mammals, gardens, woodlands, our food, and us – all are inter-dependent. And all are in trouble. Along with climate change, biodiversity loss is a global crisis. The good news is – everybody can help.

The Biodiversity Zone is designed to inform and inspire us about nature and how to protect it. 

What is Biodiversity? It is the rich variety of life all around us. From tiny organisms in the soil, to insects, birds, mammals, gardens, woodlands, our food, and us – all are inter-dependent. And all are in trouble. Along with climate change, biodiversity loss is a global crisis. The good news is – everybody can help.

The Biodiversity Zone is designed to inform and inspire us about nature and how to protect it. It is located in the semi-wild garden of Hill House, 54 South Street, CO11 1BQ.

Workshops & Exhibitors

To be announced

Clothes & Household Zone

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want”

So, what kind of world do you want? If you want a world that is more caring towards the planet, then join us upstairs at the Red Lion Pub. There are three things to enjoy:

1. A great mix of local, small business owners selling quality vintage clothes, eco-friendly baby and household items.
2. A fantastic range of speakers sharing how they changed their attitude to consumption – hear tips on how to value what you already have and how to spend less
3. Customise your clothes – bring along some worn or tired clothes (e.g. old pair of jeans or a jumper with a hole in the elbow) and our seamstresses will work their magic .. leave with a new outfit!

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want”

So, what kind of world do you want? If you want a world that is more caring towards the planet, then join us upstairs at the Red Lion Pub. There are three things to enjoy:

1. A great mix of local, small business owners selling quality vintage clothes, eco-friendly baby and household items.
2. A fantastic range of speakers sharing how they changed their attitude to consumption – hear tips on how to value what you already have and how to spend less
3. Customise your clothes – bring along some worn or tired clothes (e.g. old pair of jeans or a jumper with a hole in the elbow) and our seamstresses will work their magic .. leave with a new outfit!

Workshops & Exhibitors

To be announced

Energy Zone

Your need for electricity, gas, heating, cooking etc is where you can make the biggest savings both on your energy bills and your carbon emissions. We will have displays and stalls covering Solar PV’s, Heat Pumps, Batteries, Hot Water, Wood-burners, Insulation and other building products as well as three examples of practical experience from local householders who have done it. Come and see us in the Church Hall at the top of South Street.

Your need for electricity, gas, heating, cooking etc is where you can make the biggest savings both on your energy bills and your carbon emissions. We will have displays and stalls covering Solar PV’s, Heat Pumps, Batteries, Hot Water, Wood-burners, Insulation and other building products as well as three examples of practical experience from local householders who have done it. Come and see us in the Church Hall at the top of South Street.

Workshops & Exhibitors

To be announced

Food Zone

What you choose to eat has a massive impact on carbon emissions. Locally grown meat and vegetables are fresher, tastier and involve about 30 Food Miles; from Spain about 1000 Food Miles; from America or Australia about 7 – 8000 Food Miles. Just think of the transport. So check the labels and choose local produce that is in season. Better for you: better for the planet. The Cafés and stalls in South Street have all thought about eating local and eating seasonal.
What you choose to eat has a massive impact on carbon emissions. Locally grown meat and vegetables are fresher, tastier and involve about 30 Food Miles; from Spain about 1000 Food Miles; from America or Australia about 7 – 8000 Food Miles. Just think of the transport. So check the labels and choose local produce that is in season. Better for you: better for the planet. The Cafés and stalls in South Street have all thought about eating local and eating seasonal.

Workshops & Exhibitors

To be announced

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

How can you reduce and recycle your rubbish so less goes to landfill or pollutes rivers and the oceans? Tendring District Council collects nearly half a tonne of rubbish from each person each year and about 45% is recycled – not as good as the best district at 70%. Recycling schemes like Tendring Primary Recycle deal with many items not recycled by the Council. Manningtree has gained Plastic Free Community status – Mistley and Lawford are not far behind. More shops are providing recycle and refill facilities. .

How can you reduce and recycle your rubbish so less goes to landfill or pollutes rivers and the oceans? Tendring District Council collects nearly half a tonne of rubbish from each person each year and about 45% is recycled – not as good as the best district at 70%. Recycling schemes like Tendring Primary Recycle deal with many items not recycled by the Council. Manningtree has gained Plastic Free Community status – Mistley and Lawford are not far behind. More shops are providing recycle and refill facilities. 

Workshops & Exhibitors

To be announced

Transport Zone

Come along to the Transport Zone in the Market Place and find out how you can reduce your impact on the environment through your travel choices. Transport produced 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019, with 91% of this coming from vehicles on our roads. From bikes to cars, walking and public transport, there are a wide variety of ways that you can make a difference and reduce your carbon footprint. We’ll have a host of friendly stallholders on-hand to show you some of the initiatives that are happening in Manningtree and the surrounding area.
Come along to the Transport Zone in the Market Place and find out how you can reduce your impact on the environment through your travel choices. Transport produced 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019, with 91% of this coming from vehicles on our roads. From bikes to cars, walking and public transport, there are a wide variety of ways that you can make a difference and reduce your carbon footprint. We’ll have a host of friendly stallholders on-hand to show you some of the initiatives that are happening in Manningtree and the surrounding area.

Workshops & Exhibitors

To be announced

Water Zone

The picturesque River Stour is more than just a beauty spot. Important for wildlife and a hotspot for recreational activities, the Stour is a wonderful asset. So what can we do to keep this resource clean and safe to use? Maintaining a healthy aquatic environment is paramount for the future of the Stour. Stakeholders are working to monitor and improve our river. Come along to the Water Zone based near the Beach and find out more about these different groups and how you can help.
The picturesque River Stour is more than just a beauty spot. Important for wildlife and a hotspot for recreational activities, the Stour is a wonderful asset. So what can we do to keep this resource clean and safe to use? Maintaining a healthy aquatic environment is paramount for the future of the Stour. Stakeholders are working to monitor and improve our river. Come along to the Water Zone based near the Beach and find out more about these different groups and how you can help.

Workshops & Exhibitors

To be announced

Wellbeing & Therapies

The Wellness and Therapies Zone offers the chance to experience and learn ways in which we can “Reconnect to What Sustains Us”;  the myriad of ways in which we can optimise our health and wellness physically, emotionally and mentally.  Reconnecting to what sustains us begins with a healthy body, a healthy heart, a healthy mind.  When we feel vital, alive and radiant we gain a deeper understanding of our role in this ecosystem and we are better able to live harmoniously within our environment. 

This Zone offers an opportunity to meet and learn from the plethora of wellbeing practitioners, therapists and instructors we have available right on our doorstep. A chance to try a therapy, experience a treatment, join a class, and take away some health and wellbeing tips inspiring you to create a life of wellness.

The Wellness and Therapies Zone offers the chance to experience and learn ways in which we can “Reconnect to What Sustains Us”;  the myriad of ways in which we can optimise our health and wellness physically, emotionally and mentally.  Reconnecting to what sustains us begins with a healthy body, a healthy heart, a healthy mind.  When we feel vital, alive and radiant we gain a deeper understanding of our role in this ecosystem and we are better able to live harmoniously within our environment. 

This Zone offers an opportunity to meet and learn from the plethora of wellbeing practitioners, therapists and instructors we have available right on our doorstep. A chance to try a therapy, experience a treatment, join a class, and take away some health and wellbeing tips inspiring you to create a life of wellness.

Workshops & Speakers

To be announced

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