Reading Green Fest

Saturday 11 June 2016

Reading Green FestReadingGreenFest is a one day community festival celebrating everything sustainable and environmental in Reading taking place alongside Reading Water Fest on 11 June from 11am to 5pm. Come along to the Town Hall square and St Laurence’s church for fun activities for all ages, and a chance to find out what’s going on near you and how to get involved!

There will be pedal generators for kids of all ages, a life size “corporate monopoly” game, and activities from local groups including Berkshire Greenpeace, Reading Friends of the Earth, Transition Town Reading, Reading Food Growing Network and more.

Workshops will be running throughout the day including Love Food Hate Waste, weaving with recycled materials (Crafted Waste) and discussions about local issues.

  • 11-11.40am         Compassion in World Farming
  • 12noon – 1pm    Weaving with recycled materials by Crafted Waste
  • 2 – 2.20pm         Love Food Hate Waste by RFGN and Food4Families
  • 2.30 – 2.50pm    Reading Sustainability Centre and Reading Hydro Scheme update
  • 3 – 3.20pm         Smart M4 by Reading Friends of the Earth
  • 3.30 – 3.50pm    Smart and Sustainable Reading 2050: An Overview by Prof. Tim Dixon, University of Reading
  • 4 – 4.20pm          Damp and draught proofing your home by DraughtBusters

Tasty vegan food from Roots Food pop-up cafe will be served in St Laurence’s along with short films such as “Where’s Reading Heading” and “Local Food Roots”.

This event is brought to you by Transition Town Reading in collaboration with RBC, Reading UK CIC and a range of local groups from across Reading.

Any organisation that has an environmental message is invited to have a stall at the event. We are also recruiting volunteers to help on the day. If interested, get in touch at

Type of event
Festival / Fete / Carnival
Event theme
Nature and Environment
Event date
11 June 2016
Start time
End time
Address line 1
Town Hall Square and St Laurence's church
Line 2
Friar Street
Wheelchair accessible?