The Kinder Living Show, an event for everyone who is interested in making their home more eco-friendly, is returning to Horsham on 2 and 3 March.
This year, the show’s organisers have teamed up with local illustrator, Katie Wells, to create some new Townies and Parkies eco champion children’s animals to help boost their eco-friendly story.
Horsham District Council commissioned Katie Wells Illustration in May 2018 to create vibrant new walkway panels in Horsham’s Albion Way, introducing a family of animal characters called the Townies and the Parkies.
Linking to the theme of sustainability, the animal family has now expanded to a new set of eco-champion characters to bring various green issues to life: Violet the Hare campaigns against the use of plastics, Fergus the Fox focusses on waste and Alan the Badger is an avid up-cycler.
Look out for them at the Kinder Living Home Show.
Commenting on the various sustainability initiatives, the Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy said: “I am pleased that we are expanding our successful Townies and Parkies campaign to promote eco- friendly initiatives to residents, and visitors across Horsham Town Centre and Horsham Park, and it is a great opportunity to showcase this at this year’s Kinder Living Home Show in the town.
“It is also good news that Horsham Markets are adding their weight to the plastic pollution campaign against single use plastic, by banning it across our weekly markets.”
The Kinder Living Home Show has been widely recognised as the area’s premier event, offering advice and information on how everyone can play their part in tackling global sustainability challenges – starting at home. The event will take place at the Council’s offices in Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham.
Timed to coincide with the Kinder Living Home Show and backing the sustainability message, from 2 March weekly markets (operated under contract to Horsham District Council) have pledged their traders will be single use plastic free. Market customers will either be given paper bags, use their own bags or have the opportunity to buy re-usable bags.
A further range of green initiatives on the markets will be announced in coming weeks.