Blogfest promotes virtual dreams of a green Christmas

December 17, 2012

Bristol Green Capital Group has staged its first blogfest, bringing together more than 25 people from sustainable organisations across the city who blogged and tweeted for more than four hours.

Taking the theme ‘I’m dreaming of a green Christmas’, the event, hosted by the science attraction At-Bristol, garnered much virtual ‘chat’ from the group itself and external participants keen to learn more and give their own tips of a sustainable festive season.

Topics included ‘How you can have a green Christmas’, ‘How going green saves money’, ‘What a green Christmas could look like in 2050’, ‘A sustainable Christmas dinner’ and ‘Making your own Christmas cakes for birds’ among others.

Bristol Green Capital Group Darren Hall chair said: “It’s really important to have as many people as possible collaborating across the city on real issues such as food and energy as well as things like nature and low carbon business.

“Although all the activity was on-line it was great for people to meet face to face as well. It was great fun and really helped us get organisations talking to each other. I want to say a big thank you to At-Bristol for hosting our first blogfest, at one stage we had 30 twitter accounts on the go.”

At-Bristol sustainability officer and chair of the group Chris Dunford added: “Lots of organisations have good messages about being more sustainable at this time of year and At-Bristol is delighted to bring them altogether in the same time and place to share their content to create an exciting buzz of activity online, build the movement and have a really interesting conversation with the people of Bristol about how everyone can have a greener Christmas this year.”

Other participants included University of the West of England, Business West, Bristol City Council, Bristol Natural History Consortium, Bioblitz, Forum for the Future, design firm Green Chameleon, Green Volunteers Bristol, The Environment Agency, Oakleaf, Bristol Pound and the Good Living Guide.

More blogfest events are planned with each having its own theme within sustainability/green issues. To get involved follow #greenbristol on Twitter or look for dates released on At-Bristol’s Twitter page: @atbristol

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