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Friday, 20 April 2012

Green fun for all the family this Saturday at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

Cost-cutting ideas, delicious food, savings on fuel and buying local are just some of the many things on offer at this year’s Greener Living Show.

The Show, organised by the New Forest National Park Authority, has once again teamed up with IKEA to promote greener alternatives to aspects of everyday living. There will be nearly 60 stalls and last year over 1,300 people came to the show to find out more about caring for the environment.

This free event from 10am-4pm at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, Fordingbridge, will take place this Saturday 21 April.

The day will be packed with attractions that include: the IKEA sustainability roadshow, New Forest Marque Cookery demonstrations, wild cooking, food tasting, the latest renewable technologies, local craft, delicious produce, storytelling, children’s activities, the New Forest Tour and much more.

Claire Gingell, Interim Project Delivery Manager at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘The day will be full with practical advice on greener living. Taking small steps such as recycling, driving more fuel efficiently, insulating your home and buying local food is not only good for the New Forest and the wider environment but it is also a good way to save money.

‘The National Park Authority supports eco businesses and organisations and it’s great to be able to bring them all together at such a great family-orientated event to show people what’s on offer in the New Forest.’

Mark Sokol, IKEA Southampton’s Community and Sustainability Specialist said: ‘Sustainability is at the heart of the IKEA ethos and we hope that by helping our customers to take a small step to improve the environment on a local scale, we can collectively have a global impact. Our Never Ending List products help people to live a sustainable life at home and we’ll be demonstrating how people can make a difference. There will be children’s activities such as herb planting and colouring too.’

Chris Evetts, Sandy Balls Operations Director, said: ‘Sandy Balls has traditionally always practiced sustainable living. As a business, reducing costs through sustainable practices makes absolute sense and we are very pleased to have been asked to host the Greener Living Show at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre for the second year in a row.’

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