Celebrating Sustainable Sudbury
sunday 20 june 2021 | 10am - 3pm
market hill & st. peter's cultural venue
sudbury, CO10 2EN
free family & eco-friendly activities - stalls - workshops
Please join us for our inaugural 'Green Sundays' event on Market Hill and inside St Peter's Cultural Venue in Sudbury! We'll be showcasing local businesses, charities and community groups who have sustainabilty at the core of what they do, encouraging us all to make small changes for the better. It's all about local action: global impact.
Green Sundays is proud to be part of the Global Big Draw Festival 2021 embracing the theme 'Make the Change' and we're also celebrating local as part of the Suffolk Day weekender!
Hands - Face - Space - Fresh Air
This event will take place both outdoors with some workshop stalls inside St Peter's in accordance will all current COVID-19 secure guidelines. Visitors will be required to wear a face covering (unless excempt) when inside St Peter's and will be required to check-in upon entry
Try your hand at one of our free activities!
Design a plantable gift tag - a gift that will keep on giving all summer
Paint your own handmade ceramic dragonfly or butterfly with The White Nettle
Make a wildflower bomb (messy but fun, and the bees will love you...)
Craft your own 100% natural bath teabags with local business 'Soaps n Scrubs'
Make a green pledge placard - if you could make one small change to live a bit greener, what would it be?
or make some nifty newspaper seedling pots and plant up a sunflower with Sudbury in Bloom!
Plants galore by local business John's, Constitution Hill
Tasty vegan goodies and handmade gifts by local business, The White Nettle
All natural, eco-friendly, handmade gifts and goodies by Soaps n Scrubs
Explore local and get creative with Sudbury Walking Arts Project
Upcycled and hand-crafted furniture, signs, gifts and more by Crafted by Greenwood
Refillables, zero-waste and all natural products by local business Health Foods & Therapies For You and Nature's Temple Beauty
Meet the Sudbury in Bloom volunteers and plant up your own sunflower!
Locally grown micro-greens flowers, vegetables, vegan honey and edible flowers by Applewood Acres.
Sudbury Visitor Information team promoting the wonders of walking and cycling in Sudbury with free maps, guides and local books to buy!
and much more....
let us know you're coming! entry & activities free
Entry and activities are all free, but let us know you're coming below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Are you a local business, charity, school or community group with an eco-friendly project or with sustainability at the core of what you do?
We are working to make Green Sundays a more regular fixture on in the centre of Sudbury so if you'd like to be involved on the 20th June or at a future events please get in touch here.
shopping local is the easiest way to go green
The local economic benefits of shopping on our high street (online or in person) are well documented, but did you know that by shopping local you are also doing your bit to save the planet? Here's how:
1. Reducing lorry & air miles - every order with a multi-national online carries with it hundreds, if not thousands of air and road miles. Sudbury's high street is almost 70% independent and many of our businesses are committed to producing or sourcing what they sell as locally as possible.
2. Less unnecessary packaging - Reduce your unrecyclable waste by shopping on Sudbury Market or with our high street stores. Many only use recyclable bags or just remember your tote for your local goodies!
3. Local supporting local - Many of our local restaurants and cafes buy their ingredients at Sudbury Market or with local suppliers. This cycle of Sudbury support creates local jobs, keeps the economic benefits in Sudbury and reduces air miles.
4. Made in Sudbury - More than ever Sudbury is heralding the talent on our doorstep, we have long been an industrious town, from silk to brick, furniture to art, not forgetting the beer and honey! Our high street is stacked with products made by crafty locals - go forth, explore and join the Shop Sudbury Pledge!
THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL 2021:
MAKE THE CHANGE
Green Sundays is part of the Global Big Draw Festival 2021:
Make the Change.
The Big Draw Festival 2021 is all about the relationship between people and our living environments. The past year has presented us all with an opportunity to re-evaluate the way we do things. How can our local actions have a global impact? Thinking about where and how we shop, what we eat, how we build, travel, what energies and fuels we develop, all actively support a positive change for good.
Thinking more locally and creatively is key to this change. We look forward to getting crafty while we host Green Sundays!
suffolk day 2021
Suffolk Day is a county-wide party to recognise our great icons, attractions, landscapes, institutions, special events and more.
The annual festivities continue on the longest day of the year (21st June), when the sun rises on our east coast and shines upon the many wonderful things our county has to offer.
Sudbury is happy to be celebrating our community as part of these celebrations, and Sudburians' ongoing commitment to supporting local, living more sustainable lives, and for always welcoming visitors with open arms!