Portsmouth fair set to give top tips on how to go greener

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A GREEN fair in Portsmouth will show residents how to be more energy-efficient.

Victoria Park is hosting Portsmouth Summer Fair tomorrow – a green festival with live music, dancers and circus skills.

The day will show people how to be more energy-efficient in imaginative ways.

Visitors can pedal the energy to make a smoothie, listen to music performed on a pedal-powered stage and go to a green motor show.

There will also be a number of films and talks, along with trampolines, zorb balls and crafts.

Organiser Sue James, from the Portsmouth Climate Action Network, said: ‘We’ve got lots of new attractions and stalls this year.

‘We’re sure that everyone will enjoy the music and activities and hopefully will go home with energy-saving ideas and be inspired to do their bit for the planet.

‘We’ve organised the fair because we want people to become more aware of what we are doing to our planet and to see what individuals can do.

‘We’re destroying beautiful places, losing species at a terrifying rate and risking runaway climate change which is already having disastrous effects around the world.’

More than 100 stalls will be in the park from 11am until 5pm.

The fair will be also be the starting point for the Lord Mayor’s Cycle Ride.

The charity event will be raising money for Lord Mayor Lynne Stagg’s chosen charities.

The riders will leave Victoria Park for one of three routes through the city.

The fair is in its eighth year and is organised by the Portsmouth Climate Action Network and Portsmouth City Council.

Last year, around 6,000 people went to the event.

For more information, visit portsmouthsummerfair.org.uk