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Sustainable YOU

Saturday 9th September 2023 10:00am - 3:00pm

Locations: Eddington Square,Storey’s Field Centre

Sustainability is a big theme: but it also starts with You.

Eddington, the growing neighbourhood in Cambridge, hosts a family friendly event where you can learn tips to lead a more environmentally sustainable life.

Explore Eddington’s wildlife and biodiversity in our self-guided walking tours, have fun at the local toy-swap whilst practising the circular economy, learn practical tips at the insightful talk by Professor Shailaja Fennell; take home samples to nudge your green credentials; and enjoy the ambience of Eddington Square with a pedal-powered buskers set!

In keeping with the Open Cambridge theme ‘Creativity Unwrapped’, we invite you to an immersive and intriguing exhibition, the Fantastical Forest at Storey’s Field Centre where a collection of magical artworks co-created with children and their communities across Cambridgeshire awaits. Families and creative adults are invited to release your imagination and participate in a drop-in workshop to develop a collaborative artwork inspired by the forest and their own favourite trees.

Local charities and organisations will provide tips on a range of topics including sustainable travel and sustainable food and produce, which aims to share knowledge in how to live a greener life.

These activities and many more are open to the community.

  • Community art exhibition and workshop on the Fantastical Forest and nature connectedness with Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination at Storey’s Field Centre
  • Talk by Professor Shailaja Fennell: Be The Change You Want To See at 2pm at Storey’s Field Centre
  • Toy Swap by A Toy’s Life and Beyond
  • Green Blue You refill shop
  • Harvest whole and organic foods stall
  • Nature self guided walking tours
  • Cambridge Sustainable Food
  • Transition Cambridge
  • Pedal Powered buskers station by Outspoken!
  • Dr Bike by Bikeworks
  • Sustainable Travel Tips from Whippet, Enterprise Car Club and CamCycle
  • New Home Sustainability Tour with Hill at Knights Park at 11am, 12noon and 1pm
  • Pizza Mondo from foodPark
  • Gentleman Jim’s mobile bar and Ice-cream dreams

As well as a self-pedal music stage, we’ll have buskers providing great entertainment over the afternoon.

Music set times

11am-11.45am Melody Causton

12.15pm- 1pm Luke James Williams

1.30pm-2.30pm Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble


Sustainability starts with you – join us at Eddington.

The event is part of the University’s Open Cambridge festival.

Entry is free. No booking required.

Eddington Square
Prof Shailaja Fenell
Professor Shailaja Fennell gives a talk: Be the Change you want to See
Fantastical Forest at Storey's Field Centre. Image courtesy Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination
Cycle activities
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