Lancaster’s One Planet Festival (OPF) returned in October 2013 with a series of events across the city, celebrating sustainable living and raising awareness about climate change. This was the fourth OPF and we worked with partners to plan lots of exciting events including taking over The Dukes bar and gallery for October half term week (Mon 28 Oct – Sat 2 Nov). We created the 'outside inside' for the public to explore and had daily eco activities for all the family, including a Halloween Garlic & Potions workshop!
At the 2013 One Planet Festival there was something for everyone. From films about bees to a 5km GoodGym Run, to helping out at the Fork to Fork community food growing site. All those with green ‘or not so green’ fingers received growing advice from the expert panel at our Gardeners’ Question Time, and there were lots of stall holders to help the public save energy and stay warm at the Energy Saving Fair. All this was topped off with a week of family activities at The Dukes, plus live performances and talks.
The festival was organised by volunteers and LESS, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes sustainable living, in conjunction with:
The festival was supported by Lancashire County Council’s Green Partnership Awards.