Community-led Eco Festival returns to Colchester

Colchester will host its second large-scale eco festival which promises to inspire all to learn, network and discover how we can create positive social-environmental change by consuming products and services differently. The Eco Festival taking place on 3rd September in Colchester, Lower Castle Park from 11 am – 6 pm. It is a free community event, organised and run entirely by local volunteers who want to help inspire sustainable ways of living. 

The organisers are looking for Sponsors, Caterers, Volunteers, stallholders and workshop facilitators. To get involved, please visit to register your interest.

“We are living in a climate emergency and we all need to make changes to the way we eat, the way we shop, what we buy, how we use water, and how we travel.  It’s the everyday changes in how we consume products and services that can have a positive social impact on our community and our environment. No one individual or company is totally 100% sustainable, we are all on a journey to improve our ecological footprint. Making a pledge and commitment to positive change is hopefully what we all want to see.“ commented Malcolm Laquis-Alden, Project Manager for the festival. 

The festival is back for a second year and building on the incredibly popular launch event held last year which attracted over 3500 visitors.  Last year’s event boasted over 70 stallholders, 30+ ebikes and escooters, 10 electric vehicles, health & wellbeing areas, a popular children’s tent and a variety of vegan and vegetarian food and drink stalls.   This year’s festival  will also offer eco workshops and information to enable visitors to shop for alternative products, from eco soap to renewables, eco fashion, recycling, health and wellbeing, to personal mobility and sustainable transportation eco-living. 

“By learning, and doing things differently, together we can all make a big difference. It is our aspiration that all future events – any event –  will be sustainable, carbon-neutral and ecologically sound,” commented Andrew Wilkinson, Project Manager en-form, Colchester’s Environmental Centre.  E-cargo bikes will play a significant part in supporting the festival both on the day and in the setup and takedown of festival activities. 

The festival is supported by a number of sponsors including Raleigh, East of England co-op and Orstead. 

Entry to the festival is FREE all day. However, the festival organisers ask that you book your free ticket online in advance, to help them plan and organise the event to cater for anticipated visitor numbers and levels of interest. You can get more information and claim your free ticket on the eco festival website.


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