By Melanie Cousins 14th February 2020

FSC Castle Head are running an exciting new festival this summer covering a huge range of topics relating to the environment. From the rainforest to microplastics the talks, films and activities on offer will engage and inform everyone who attends.

The first Castle Head Environmental Festival takes place on Saturday 22nd August at FSC Castle Head in Cumbria and is looking forward to welcoming a wide variety of attendees.

The day will be filled with environmental activities for all the family, while the evening will bring together inspirational talks and films. Full details of the programme will be available soon.

Castle Head and the surrounding area

Event organiser Sarah Coates said: “I’m delighted to be launching this great new event. We want to reach and inspire as many people as we can about environmental issues and FSC Castle Head, with its stunning natural surroundings, is an ideal location to do this. We’re planning a fun-packed day and evening for all ages and levels of interest. Please come and join in!”

Tickets are now on sale and you can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/castle-head-environmental-festival-tickets-94594192777

Speakers

Louise Tremewan

Louise is a primary school teacher and SUP instructor from Cornwall. She has a lifelong passion for the ocean and the environment. in November 2019 she joined an all-female crew to sail across the Atlantic ocean from the Azores to Antigua as part of the eXXpedition Round the World Voyage. eXXpedition is a not-for-profit organisation that runs pioneering expeditions to investigate the causes of, and potential solutions to, ocean plastic pollution.

Kate Rawles

In 2017/18 Cumbrian resident Kate Rawles aka @CarbonCycleKate rode the length of South America on ‘Woody’ a bicycle made of bamboo that she built herself at the London-based Bamboo Bicycle Club from bamboo grown at Cornwall’s Eden Project. From Colombia to Cape Horn, (or as close as you can get to it on a bike), Kate and Woody – the UK’s first ‘home-grown bicycle’ – travelled for 8288 miles. The aim was to explore biodiversity: what it is, what’s happening to it, why that matters and, above all, what can and is being done to protect it – and then to use the adventure story to help raise awareness and inspire action in the UK, N.America and beyond.

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