Sidmouth Carnival welcomes renewable energy section

PUBLISHED: 20:00 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:04 17 June 2010

The Sid Valley Energy Action Group are hoping to make the town's carnival a greener event next month and have invited townsfolk to join in their efforts.

AN ECO-friendly Sidmouth group are hoping to make the town's carnival a greener event next month and have invited townsfolk to join in their efforts.

Festivities on September 6 will include a renewable energy section from The Sid Valley Energy Action Group (SVEAG), which is part of the Vision Group for Sidmouth.

The procession will feature cycle driven trailers, with wind turbines and solar panels on show as well as five electrically powered Segway devices. SVEAG organisers are hopeful that a fuel efficient Toyota Prius will also take part.

The SVEAG aims to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and reductions in dependence on fossil fuels as well as raise awareness of energy issues which lead to climate change.

SVEAG carnival co-ordinator Derek Chant said: "Traditionally the carnival is based on lots of diesel engines and lights, we are trying to show there are alternatives, all we hope to do is promote renewable energy and energy saving. We have invited a number of attendees and that invite is still open."

Entrants are invited to make fun, portable devices which generate light and/ or sound and operate from green or sustainable energy.

Anyone wishing to join in the fun can contact Mr Chant on (01395) 577549.

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