City’s Environmental Weeks events programme unveiled

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As part of Sheffield Environment Weeks, Emmanuel Church at Waterthorpe and St Andrew’s Church in Psalter Lane have organised a special awareness day at Crystal Peaks shopping centre.

The event, which runs from 10am to 3pm this Saturday, will include a selection of information stalls including the River Stewardship Company, local beekeepers, Utility Warehouse, Step Out Sheffield, Sheffield Climate Alliance, Breakthrough and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trusts.

Centre manager Lee Greenwood said: “Crystal Peaks is a champion of environmental issues, not only in its approach to on site waste management, energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction but also in its work with wildlife groups and South Yorkshire’s environment experts.

“We are delighted to be able to welcome this range of environmental expertise to Crystal Peaks as part of Sheffield Environment Week and hope that our visitors will find the day extremely informative.”

Sheffield Environment Weeks started as a day event in 1984, part of a national event sponsored by BT and run by the Civic Trust. As its programme of events grew it became a fortnightly celebreation, then a month-long event. 2009 was the 25th Anniversary and was a great success, with around 78 groups putting on 225 events over a six-week period.

This year, 2017, will see us celebrating 33 years of Sheffield Environment Weeks.

Visit www.sheffieldenvironment.org to read the full programme of events for 2017 - which include wildlife gardening sessions, practical volunter days, dawn chorus walks, vegetable and bedding plant sales, practical conservation days, allotment open days, and local environmental walks.