The Green Easter Fair was held on the 31st March at the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham to promote greener, cleaner ways of living a vegan lifestyle. The event promoted veganism and green living for both vegans and non-vegans. The 32 stallholders were all eco-friendly; selling upcycled and recycled crafts and clothes, showing renewable energy options, and selling re-usable and organic products in general, and with several stalls being occupied by non-profits to share their knowledge and get people involved in environmental and/or animal rights and vegan causes.
The event had an estimated 300 people attending, and as it was mostly aimed to attract families it helped to inform parents and children about veganism, and veganism in relation to environmentalism. Having people try vegan food also opened up conversations with visitors and the stallholders.
“I was really pleased with the footfall, with the fair being busy throughout. I could hear various people making comments about things they had seen, with one group of children saying we are going to be vegan now, and another speaking with her mother about the fate of chicks.”