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News - 27 June 2008

Major Green Wave event in July

The Brighton and Hove Business Forum is increasing its commitment to local business and climate change through a sustainable eco festival - appropriately called Green Wave – designed to promote green products directly to the public in a fun and innovative way.

A large green section of Preston Park will be divided into themed Zones on 5/6th July representing most business sectors, and offering products and entertainment geared to appeal to the public. Schools, youth organisations, musicians, car clubs, cycling organisations, and Sussex food producers will also be taking part.

Organisations in the city with green credentials are coming forward to ensure that the event is truly sustainable - it will be powered by solar energy through Firefly Solar, Magpie will be recycling all waste, wood, rope and other natural materials will be used in making the Zones – and the plastic bag will be banned!

Juice 107.2 are covering the event with a live broadcast, hosting the music stage and bringing their Juicy Crew to entertain, The Wave lifestyle magazine are promoting the festival in their June issue, and ethical media company Green Rocket are working closely with organisers, Maddy Carr and Frank Jay to ensure that all participants and sponsors fit the bill and benefit from maximum publicity.

Maddy Carr the Business Forum's assistant city centre manager says “The Green Wave event is designed to help local organisations to showcase their green products and services, provide visitors from outside the city with another good reason to visit Brighton in their leisure time and so increase the visitor spend - and to educate and entertain the public who can get to the brilliant venue of Preston Park using sustainable transport! “

Co-organiser, Frank Jay, Director of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival and organiser of the Brighton & Hove Farmers Market added “My experience in helping organise the BBC Springwatch Festival for the last couple of years demonstrated the public’s interest in the environment. This added to the promotion of local produce at the September Food & Drink Festival gave us a successful template to build a festival weekend where business and the environment becomes the primary focus.”

The Business Forum's Business and Climate Change project giving advice and useful contacts is listed under the Key Projects icon on the left hand side of each page on this website, and a Green Wave button has now been added to the right hand side. Click on the button for further information about the event.

                    Have Fun – Save the Planet – Make Waves!


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