De Montfort University will host this year’s third Greenlight Festival, which aims of promote sustainable living and local activity in Leicester.
The event which takes place in DMU’s Queen’s Building, Mill Lane on Saturday March 16th, will welcome a team of passionate volunteers, ‘showcasing the best of all things green in the city.’
Featuring talks, live music, local food, workshops, lectures and stalls all run by local volunteers, the event will run from 11am-6pm.
Speaking about the event, Festival core group member, Chris Shaw said: “The aim of the event is to educate and inspire businesses and communities to work together and ultimately create a sustainable city.”
In the run up to the main event, Greenlight have also run numerous fringe events, which have aimed to promote this month’s festival.
These have included a mass bike ride around the city, attracting significant interest as well as a series of lectures, workshops and discussions.
This year, Greenlight are working in partnership with De Montfort University, Transition Leicester, this year’s sponsors Prescient Power and all the volunteers who will run workshops and stalls throughout the main festival, which is around 50 in total.
Sponsors Prescient Power’s motto is ‘to switch the UK on to renewable energy’, summing up what the Greenlight Festival hopes to achieve.
“We had 1,000 people attend in 2011 and 2012 and we hope to beat that number this time around.
“However success is about people taking messages away from the festival and applying them.”
The main event on DMU’s main campus will be free of charge.
For more information about the event and fringe activities visit: http://greenlightfestival.org/fringe-events/