Green Maker Initiative Event
  • Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF

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Please note the date of this event has been rescheduled – it will now take place Saturday 19 February 2022.

Join the first Green Maker Initiative event hosted by MAKE Southwest and supported by Low Carbon Devon helping makers reduce the environmental impact of their practice.

This is a great opportunity for any makers interested in learning best practices and tips and tricks for becoming more sustainable via live creative demos, workshops, exhibitions from makers addressing the climate emergency and information stands from local and community environmental causes. Big or small actions, we all have something to share from our green approach! We welcome anyone interested to come along to the beautiful Riverside Mill venue on the edge of Dartmoor.

The event will also host the launch of the ‘Materials Exchange’ where makers can bring their (reusable) unwanted materials or off-cuts and exchange for donated materials from other makers and manufactures from the Southwest - including, veg-dyed leather off-cuts donated by Turnstyle Designs. And we’ll be joined by Precious Plastics Plymouth and Tavistock who will be showcasing how they recycle plastic to produce beautifully designed household objects.

The Green Maker Initiative (GMI) is a free initiative, supported by ERDF Low Carbon Devon, University of Plymouth, MAKE Southwest and Arts Council England, that helps makers reduce the environmental impact of their practice.

Creatives who sign up for the Green Maker Initiative will be featured on a giant map on the walls of the gallery, plotting Southwest makers who are actively engaged in reducing their environmental impact. Any makers who sign up to the Green Maker Initiative are invited to come and put themselves on the map, promote their business and their green approach.

Makers and the making of the map will be documented in photography and film and will form part of a book about the Green Maker Initiative edited by Dr Emma Whittaker and Polly Macpherson, EDRF Low Carbon Devon, University of Plymouth. The map will be on display for a week following the GMI event.

Further details on the MAKE Southwest website. 

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