Celebrating Sustainable Sudbury
free family & eco-friendly activities - stalls - workshops
3rd sunday of the month on market hill, sudbury
10am - 3pm
NEXT EVENTS 2021:
SUN 18 JULY / SUN 15 AUGUST /SUN 19 SEPTEMBER
Green Sundays is all about showcasing local businesses, charities and community groups who have sustainabilty at the core of what they do, encouraging us all to make small changes towards more sustainabe living.
It's all about local action: global impact.
Sign up to our Green Sundays newsletter below if you are interested in attending or having a stall at Green Sundays.
Green Sundays is proud to be part of the Global Big Draw Festival 2021 embracing the theme 'Make the Change' with a host of hands-on eco-friendly activities at every event to creatively explore ways to live more sustainably.
For Sudbury based businesses, charities and community groups pitches are free. For other local organisations and businesses (within a 30 mile radius of Sudbury) who promote sustainability, standard 3x3m pitches are just £10. Please register your interest below:
shopping local is a great 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!
Activities and stalls at Green Sundays include:
Make your own 100% natural bath teabags with local business 'Soaps n Scrubs'
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...)
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
Locally grown micro-greens flowers, vegetables, vegan honey and edible flowers by Applewood Acres.
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!
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....
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!
meet some of the green sundays participants & partners
Hands - Face - Space - Fresh Air
Green Sundays is hosted both outdoors with 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.
Green Sundays is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit: gov.uk/european-growth-funding