Youngsters show off their face painting at the Big Green Fair

Visitors to Lichfield’s Big Green Fair are being promised “Springwatch, solar power and poo”.

The event at the Guildhall on Saturday (May 10) will offer a range of talks and activities on environmental issues.

The Big Green Fair runs from 10am to 4pm, with the programme of speakers starting with Mike Kinghan of Southern Staffordshire Community Energy at 11am. He will be followed by Caroline Allen from Earth Life Community at noon, before Martin Doyle of the Little House Company will be taliing about composting toilets at 1pm.

Youngsters show off their face painting at the Big Green Fair

The afternoon programme will continue at 2pm with WildlifeKate – who has sprung to fame on Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Gardener’s World – explaining how visitors can transform their gardens into wildlife havens. At 3pm beekeeper Dave Murcott will round off the event by offering suggestions about nurturing a vital part of the food chain.

Anthony Walters, chair of co-organisers Low Carbon Lichfield, said:“Lichfield has the worst carbon footprint of any city district in the West Midlands, and with the global impact of the human race on the climate, there has never been a better time to think about what we can do for the environment.

“Why not come along and have a lot of fun doing your bit for the environment in Lichfield?”

Entrance is free with other activities including face painting, animal trails, street entertainers, stalls and Morris dancers.

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