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The Big Green Weekend

Are you looking to make your house or garden more environmentally friendly? Perhaps you’re looking at ways to make your home more energy efficient?

The Big Green Weekend is an event that showcases how people can live more sustainably, reduce energy usage, waste and make their gardens more wildlife friendly, as well grow more food locally.

Property owners and organisations in and around the New Forest share their knowledge of renewable technologies, green building, wildlife gardening, veg growing and other ways to live more sustainably.

It’s an opportunity for people who might be considering fitting solar panels, renewable heat systems, planning building projects, growing their own food, or have an interest in green gardening and technology to find out more. The 2019 event will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June.

View the full list of properties, their sustainability features and other activities in our event guide.

What to see and do

  • Saturday 29 June: A Plastic Ocean film screening at Lyndhurst Community Centre at 7pm. Book tickets here.
  • Eco-properties open on both the Saturday and Sunday
  • E-bike demonstrations
  • Composting talks
  • Tour of community solar farm
  • A ‘Green Hub’ at Lymington Town Hall – with water efficiency advice and free devices from Southern Water, recycling information, food waste advice and freebies and Citizen Energy – a 100% renewables energy supplier.

If you are interested in taking part or would like to know more, please contact Andy Brennan: andy.brennan@newforestnpa.gov.uk / 01590 646 676

The Big Green Weekend is part of the 2019 Year of Green Action.

Take a look at the map of all the properties registered to take part, colour-coded by when they are open:

  • Saturday – orange
  • Sunday – purple
  • Both – green.

The Big Green Weekend guide 2019



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