Many companies, corporations, organisations, communities and a growing number of individuals are ‘going green’ to reduce energy, consumption and waste, and ultimately save costs. We love Green in the North West and Wales so holding Green Expo 2023 here in Chester is great news.

The three day event will be held down by the River Dee at Riverside on Castle Drive by the Old Dee Bridge from June 15 to 17, Thursday to Saturday. This is the event’s second year, bigger and better from last year’s success.

Green Expo 2023 has three ‘experiences’ to it. On June 15-17, a free exposition on the grass area next to the river for the three days and a youth conference for schools and colleges on the Friday. In November, the awards dinner on a Thursday evening and the Business Conference will be held again in 2024.

CHASE (Cheshire Heritage and Sustainability Enterprises) is the community interest company behind Green Expo. It is raising funds to restore the old hydroelectric building by the Old Dee Bridge to be an educational and skills centre for alternative energy. Any surplus from Green Expo will go to restoring the building as a ‘Hydro Hub’.

A recent survey revealed that 64% of Cheshire residents ‘Don’t know enough about climate change and Net Zero’. 88% said they ‘don’t know enough about local efforts and activities on climate change and Net Zero’ and 84% would ‘like to know more’.

Green Expo will show all the great things being done locally and help individuals and organisations make their own difference. We need to work together collaboratively to make such a massive change to our lives to achieve Net Zero and reduce climate change.

Over 100 organisations in the North West and Wales are coming together to illustrate progress on Net Zero in all walks of life. Organisations like Peel NRE, Encirc, Grosvenor, Chester Zoo, NatWest and the University of Chester, individuals too. They will be joined by community initiatives and charities, electric vehicles and hydrogen transport for the FREE exposition. Other options will include local, smaller food and beverage stalls so that visitors can sample the delights of Cheshire’s finest to make the Expo a complete destination over the three days.