Eco Extravaganza

Saturday 19th October | 11am – 4pm | Free


Worried about climate change, but not sure what you can do? Come to Bradford Cathedral and find out about the many ways you can make a change, as a church, a community group or for your home. There will be a variety of stalls, children's activities, guest speakers, film, worship and Fairtrade local produce cafe. The whole day starts with brunch. So come along for a fun day that will help change the world.



  • Bradford Cathedral EcoGroup – Learn how Bradford Cathedral works hard to make sure it operates with the environment as a main focus
  • Traidcraft stall – marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fairtrade logo and the fortieth-anniversary of Traidcraft there will be the chance to try out and buy some great Fairtrade products, including Zaytoun Olive Oil and gifts from Palestine
  • Shared Interest – A Fairtrade financial co-operative that supports producers and retailers around the world, with truly ethical investing and banking.
  • Plastic Free Bingley – This local group are a plastic-free community campaign to free where we live from single-use. “It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives. It’s about kicking our addiction to single-use plastic and changing the system that produces it. So we’re on a journey!”
  • Bee-Keeping – Learn more about how Bradford Cathedral is moving ahead with a plan to make the cathedral grounds more bee-friendly as well as housing our very own hive.
  • Scraptastic – A Community Interest Company whose aim is to promote and encourage the use of waste materials and resources for creative re-use and play. They collect clean waste from businesses and individuals which is often destined for landfill.
  • Cathedral Wood Project – Find out more about, and get involved with, this cathedral tree-planting project, which is the creation of new woodland in and around Bradford, and have a go at planting your own acorns
  • Premcrest – One of the UK’s leading wholesale distributor of Fairtrade, healthy, vegan, organic, free from, natural and eco-friendly products.
  • Green Journey – Services that help businesses and places like Bradford Cathedral save on their energy, in an environmentally sound way.
  • Woodland Trust – The largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage
  • Christian Aid – We hold a vision of a better world, free from poverty and climate change. We, advocate, work and campaign for climate justice – join us!
  • Baildon Community Garden – A sale of plants grown by volunteers at Hallcliffe Community Garden, Baildon



  • 11am – Your EcoCathedral with Canon Mandy Coutts
  • 11:30am – Plastic Free Bingley
  • 12noon – Shared Interest with Ashley Wyatt, who is a  Member  of the  Council  of  Shared Interest,  and lives in  Leeds.
  • 12:30 – Andy Williams interviewed by Canon Mandy Coutts about founding the EcoGroup
  • 14:00 – Bees with Canon Myra Shackley
  • 14:30 – Sharow with Revd Ruth Newton
  • 15:00 - Environmental Books with Dean Jerry Lepine


Other Activities

  • Teas, coffees, soup and home-made cake, all Locally produced, Organically grown, Animal friendly and Fairly traded (LOAF)
  • Smoothie Bike
  • Scraptastic workshops
  • Wormery
  • Eco-quiz
  • Children's Busy Bee Activities
  • and much more


Would you like a stall?

There's still the opportunity to get a stall. E-mail us for more information.


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