Green Expo 2023 is coming soon…. 4 weeks and counting….

Helen Tandy, Director, Eco Communities

Green Expo is now in its second year and Sustainable Cheshire (an Eco Communities project) have embedded the Exposition (stalls part) into our annual events programme.

The Expo is a mix of stalls along the River Dee and separate Youth Conference. It is taking place over 3 days from Thursday 15th June to Saturday 17th June from 10am to 6pm.

It also has a range of awards, and this year in the build up to the event a Photography Competition.

The idea of Green Expo came from CHASE the team looking to get the Hydro Hub working on the River Dee. Chester has been generating renewable energy for centuries. It has plans to restore a hydro electric building once used to generate over a third of Chester’s electrical needs.

The Green Expo was created to raise both the profile for the need for the HydroHub and funds for the development. The hope is that the hub can become a centre for learning about renewable energy technology and provide a live demonstration of hydro electric power generation, supporting the Green Expo over the long term.

As our aims are closely aligned with what Green Expo (CHASE) are hoping to achieve we feel working with them was a great fit for us both.

Green Expo & Sustainable Cheshire wants Chester to become the Green Heart of England, nestled between the industrial heartland of Ellesmere Port around the Mersey and the salt cavern storage and bio methane generation of the Cheshire plain.

Sustainable Cheshire are now key organisers of the Exposition side of the event. As a not-for-profit organisation our aims are to support residents understanding of climate change and sustainability. We feel the Green Expo was a great way to do this, bringing together all size of businesses in the sustainable space, plus artisan sellers that are making a positive change for people and planet.

Sustainable Cheshire are supporting the Circular Economy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. Plus, some issues that are close to our hearts such as low carbon production, eating healthily and for the planet. Choosing goods which are plastic free, sustainable and with local provenance. We are also great advocates of Fairtrade.

We are now actively booking stalls, which you can do through the links below. SMEs need to book a Green Pitch via the Green Expo website.

-The pitch can be a space or 3ft by 3ft Gazebo.

-Your Green Pitch can be a space for a vehicle or a 3ft by 3ft Gazebo.

-You will get a Exhibitors listing on the Green Expo website including a link to your website online.

If you are a sole trader, artisan business etc please use the link below.

Gazebo’s are 3ft by 3ft with a table per booking. A Gazebo for the 3 days for any sole trade/charity is £100. You can share a Gazebo for £50 for the 3 days. Security will be in place overnight and so stalls don’t need to be cleared each night.

Deadline 19th May to get stalls booked and fees paid.

“It was fantastic to have a stall last year, to be part of a team of like minded stall holders. I have also had some great conversation with customers that wanted to buy more sustainably. It resulted in some long-term new customers that value the product I make, plus some great business contacts with my fellow Sustainable Cheshire businesses”

“It has been so fantastic getting to know the Sustainable Cheshire team I have also now started to support the not-for-profit organisation itself with its social media” Angharad, The End of the Avenue.

Download our Event Guide for Stalls

CHASE CIC (Cheshire Heritage and Sustainability Enterprises) is the managing company for the Hydro Hub scheme a fellow Community Interest Company (CIC).

Published by plasticfreenorthener

I’m a partner and Ethical Financial Adviser, I’m Director of Eco Community UK Community Interest Company which I set up to help individuals and businesses be more sustainable.

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