Green light for eco-friendly living

Published: 09 September 2020

Basingstoke Green Week returns this month showcasing environmentally-friendly living in the borough.

Green Week is organised by local volunteers and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Taking on a different look to previous years, the popular annual awareness week from Saturday 19 September to Sunday 27 September will promote eco-initiatives through a number of socially distanced events.

Also included in the Green Week programme, online at is a directory of environmentally-friendly businesses to encourage more people to shop local.

The Green Week programme also highlights the benefits of electric vehicles and directs owners to the EV charge points installed by the council in Basingstoke town centre at

And the Love Food Hate Waste campaign team is challenging residents to choose three pledges to make an eco-improvement to their lives during and after Green Week. This could include checking their fridge is set at the correct temperature and batch cooking and freezing an extra meal each week.