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Weymouth’s new festival tackles the climate emergency

If you love Weymouth, then a brand-new event called Love Your Weymouth Festival is for you! 

Weymouth Town Council has announced this new event for 2024 to bring people together to look at what can be done to tackle the effects of climate change here in Weymouth.   

It takes place on Tuesday 13th February in the Council Chambers, The New Town Hall, Commercial Road. It will start at 10am – 2pm and is being held during the school holidays so that families can come along and get involved in some of the activities. These include creating your own smoothie by having a go on the smoothie bike, face painting, and there will also be a pledge tree where people can make a pledge on what they will do to help the local environment.  

The festival aims to be inspired, learn, network and discover how we can create positive social environmental change by consuming products and services differently. By learning, and doing things differently, together we can all make a big difference. 

Learn more about how you can decrease your carbon footprint, increase your healthy eating & step outside more to explore beautiful local green spaces. Learn from leading experts about recycling, composting, climate change, wildflowers, biodiversity and more. 

We encourage visitors to engage and learn all about sustainable living practices and environmental conservation through a variety of engaging activities and informative sessions. The event promises an array of environment stalls from local groups and organisations.  

There will also be tips and talks from Repair Café, Biodiversity, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Greenpeace and Ants On A Rock who will be talking about invertebrates and how to look after them in our gardens and open spaces. 

Everyone who attends will be given the option to enter a prize draw with the chance to win some amazing prizes including one family ticket for a Jurassic Cruise, five free family swim vouchers from Everyone Active, a remote control power multisocket device from Ridgewater Energy and many more. 

Chair of the Climate and Ecological Emergency working group, Cllr Graham Lambert, said: “This is a great event to kick off 2024. The Love Your Weymouth Festival is not just a fun family event but a platform for fostering a sense of environmental responsibility within our communities 

“Weymouth Town Council invites residents, families, and individuals of all ages to come along and learn more about the climate emergency as well as encouraging a collective commitment to doing more to preserve and cherish our town for future generations.” 

In response to the climate threat, Weymouth Town Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and is committed to making the Council’s activities net zero carbon by 2030.  

For more information visit the website.   


Notes to Editors 

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