The Sustainability Hub Big Ideas weekend took place at The Point, Eastleigh at the weekend with businesses and individuals from across the Borough coming together to share their ideas on living more sustainably.
The Point’s team offered free creative drop-in activities including blackberry tie-dye, seed bomb making and an eco treasure hunt, and there was also a visit from the electric tuk tuk from Eastleigh town centre’s TukShop.
Along with the kilo sale in aid of charity and a Give and Take clothes exchange, there was a mix of sustainable companies displaying their products and ideas including; Ethical Food Club, Auditel, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council, Laraine Rose from Twelve Hair Design, Yellow Interiors and Wild Hive.
The event was funded in part by the National Lottery’s Community Fund Together for Our Planet programme.
Following the success of the weekend we received some positive feedback from some of the businesses and people that came to the event;
"Really loved today! So many people with great information that is going to improve what we already do at home.. as well as some good work trousers from the swap that will help me down the allotment! Thank you please say thank you to everyone: I’ve just caught up with Pam Warhurst TED talks and I’ll be forwarding those to Southampton Food Bank (we’re in Bitterne)…. And I’m checking on my local hedgehog too."
"Even better as the event was completely accessible to both my (SEN) kids: something not many events can boast! Big thumbs up "
"This was an awesome event - thank you."
"This was such a fantastic weekend! Thank you for hosting us, including us and some wonderful small businesses - I've really loved meeting the community and like-minded folk involved in sustainable living. Was a lovely way to celebrate my birthday too, can't wait for the next one! "
Throughout the weekend the foyer at The Point was busy with people sharing their ideas and children taking part in arts and craft activities.
The Weekend's headline performance by all-female dance collective Feet off the Ground.