Fair for the future – Penwith.

Organised by Plan-itearth and Transition Penwith

Organised by Plan-itearth and Transition Penwith

It certainly was a celebration of sustainability and an excellent day for everyone who attended. The sun came out for most of the day and gifted the event with over 2Kw of free energy, courtesy of South West Solar Solutions.

Fair for the Future aims to celebrate sustainability by gathering together local people, including producers, craft workers, artists, and musicians to share information, skills and ideas so they can move forward towards a fairer future. Fair for ourselves, Fair for nature and Fair for the planet.

The event was a joint venture by Transition Penwith and the Plan-it Earth Environmental Education Project and was held at Plan-it Earth’s Chy Ena site at Sancreed near Penzance. Over 1,000 visitors – 5% of the population of Penzance – arrived to see how local organisations and businesses are working together to reduce the impacts of climate change and fossil fuel depletion in an enjoyable and informative way.

There were local craft demonstrations, lots of sustainable food and drink from local suppliers and farms, and music from local bands. The event was opened by Sancreed Parish Councillor and Tree Warden Tony Hole, who arrived in a Pony and Trap.  Visitors included the Mayor of Penzance and local MP Andrew George who arrived on his bicycle.

A ‘Well-Dressing’ took place during the day, an ancient custom popular in the Peak District, that blesses the purity of the local water supply.  The well at Sancreed was decorated by a colourful and beautiful display created from petals and seeds by Jo Tagney.

The FTI Cornwall Information bus attended the event and took photos throughout the day.

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