AN EVENT to promote the wares of Isle of Wight businesses and to make people more eco-friendly returns to East Cowes next month.
Last year, around 200 went to the inaugural Sustainability Roadshow and organisers of this year’s event hope that, with the support of East Cowes Town Council, it will be bigger and better.
The roadshow, on Sunday, March 24, will feature talks on sustainable living and economics, information on the government’s Green Deal, nature walks and fun craft workshops.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy street entertainment as well as learning how best to reduce, re-use and recycle waste and grow and preserve food.
The main focus of the free event will be the town hall but there will also be outdoor stands and demonstrations, if the weather permits.
Event organiser Luisa Hillard, of Adelaide Grove, East Cowes, said she came up with the idea of the event to do something positive.
"Last year’s event was a success, so we thought we’d do it again.
"The town centre will be bustling with stalls and stands, showcasing some of the best eco-friendly businesses and organisations, selling Fair Trade, hand-made, ethical and local goods," said Mrs Hillard.
"We hope the event will help people make the Isle of Wight more sustainable, in line with the aims of Ecoisland, by promoting Island produce, supporting local businesses and trying to make people more environmentally aware."
Most of the stands will be indoors and refreshments will be available.
l For full details of exhibitors and a programme of the day’s events, visit the Facebook page: The Sustainability Road Show.