Sustainable lifestyle magazine, pebble, is launching its first ever eco-festival on Saturday 27 April. The packed line up brings together ethical brands, top chefs and sustainability professionals for talks, workshops, live music and sustainably sourced food and cocktails.
Sponsored by Abel and Cole, pebblefest will celebrate some of Greenhouse’s favourite brands including TRAID, Pukka, Riverford, TOAST and Fashion Revolution.
Let’s talk #everydayactivism
The speakers and panellists will inspire the crowds to change their behaviour to become everyday activists, the theme of this year’s event. Visitors will be able to discuss the barriers to a plastic-free lifestyle, shop with the brands on the ethical high street and head home with easy hacks to cut down food waste.
Greenhouse caught up with pebble’s editor Georgina Wilson-Powell:
“When I thought about how much I wanted people to get out of pebble, it distilled into our new #EverydayActivism campaign, with the idea that the festival is packed with everyday actionable and practical advice from people who have done it. I want visitors to learn how to darn, how to forage, how to set up their own eco brand, how to impact those above or come and talk to the people behind some of the best sustainable swaps – from ethical fashion to beeswax wraps.”
Ahead of the festivities at pebblefest, here’s some actionable and practical advice on #everydayactivism from a few of the brands and speakers at pebblefest:
Rob Wilson, the Chief Toaster at TOAST Ale, brews delicious beer from surplus bread destined for the bin. To cut down on food waste, he advises: “When you cook up a delicious Sunday Roast, roast all the veg peelings into a vegetable crisp snack with plenty of seasoning to serve up pre-dinner – yummy!”
Maria Chenoweth, the Chief Executive of TRAID, a charity working to tackle and solve the problems caused by producing, consuming and disposing of clothes, said: “When it comes to your wardrobe, sourcing more of your clothes secondhand is an immediate and practical way to not only reduce your levels of consumption, but also to start changing how you consume. A useful TRAID mantra is to buy less, buy better, buy secondhand.”
Guy Singh-Watson, the founder of Riverford is a self-confessed veg nerd and ‘compost evangelist’. He is passionate about soil health – whether in the fields or our own gardens: “It is shocking how much compostable material is wasted at such cost to our environment: food waste, whey, wood chip, hedge trimmings, seafood waste. Composting is a sustainable source of fertility, and supports greatly increased bio-diversity below and above ground rather than banishing it to field margins and nature reserves.”
Click this link to get your ticket. Tickets are £12* general release or £15 on the door. Under 12s free.
*£1 from each ticket will go to one of our charity partners, Fashion Revolution Week or Feedback. The choice is yours.
Greenhouse PR will be attending pebblefest. If you would like to catch up and enjoy an organic cocktail with the team drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org.
We support the brands and pioneers who are transforming business for good. Read about how we worked to clean up fashion supply chains with Changing Markets, campaigned for plastic free periods with Natracare and called for unwanted clothes to be put back into use with TRAID. If you’re looking to amplify your message, get in touch.