Setting up a festival

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Transition Leicester initiated the founding of Leicester’s Green Light Festival, an annual one-day celebration of sustainable living. The event features over 40 interactive stalls, 20 expert talks and practical workshops, in addition to an art exhibition, live music, local food and helpful tips on how to live more sustainably. The event showcases a full range of local environmental community projects, and aims to inspire action at home, in businesses and within communities. The inaugural Green Light Festival was planned by a core group of 6 people, supported by 25 volunteers. The planning took 4 months and the event cost approximately £3,000, with grant funding provided by a Climate Friendly Communities grant, Groundwork’s LIFE fund and Leicester City Council.