The Royal Bath and West Show goes green
Visitors to this year’s Royal Bath & West Show will not only have one of the most enjoyable days out of the summer, but also the opportunity to find out everything there is to know about becoming more energy efficient in the unique EcoZone. With everything from an Eco-Gym to a new Green & Gorgeous boutique, this flagship feature is designed to entertain, inform and advise. Exhibitors from all over the UK, specialising in renewable and sustainable energy, will display the latest innovative green products and technology.
Highlight features within the EcoZone:
Green & Gorgeous
Launching this year will be the Green & Gorgeous boutique, which will contain all that is fair-trade, natural, organic or ethical – from clothing to accessories. Companies such as Aspara, who are launching at the event, and NV London Calcutta, will be showcasing luxurious, stylish designer handbags, whilst also raising awareness of the need for ethical fashion.
The interactive Advice Centre will show families how to make easy steps towards being more eco-friendly and using sustainable resources, and visitors can also find out more about Feed in Tariffs. The Renewable Energy Foundation will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance.
This year's show should see the largest display of electric powered cycles ( 2, 3 and 4 wheeled) at a regional show, and this is the theme of the 2010 Sustainable Transport Show class exhibited in the EcoZone. Vehicle-fans can also see everything from a 160mph electric racing car, a 100 mph Kart (both from Green Motorsport) and various alternative off-road Quads and ATVs, including an electric gang mower that uses only a few kilowatts of electricity to operate.
Grow your own
Visitors who are keen to learn how to grow their own food can find out all they need to know about allotments and growing techniques from experts. Food for thought!
A visit to the Eco-Gym will demonstrate how much energy a person needs to burn to light a bulb or boil a kettle – inspiring and healthy!