h.Energy - Sustainable Herefordshire Weekend

2 - 4 Oct 2015

h.Energy is an annual free countywide festival in Herefordshire celebrating opportunities to live more sustainably. The festival creates a space where anyone can share their ideas about how we can create the future we hope to live in.


h.Energy is Herefordshire’s yearly county-wide festival celebrating the latest in sustainable living, from delicious locally sourced food to energy saving eco homes. This year Herefordshire’s ‘h.Energy’ festival takes place over the weekend of the 2 – 4 October, with stories to be heard, activities to be enjoyed and information to discover all around the county as people open their doors and put on local events.

This is a chance to find out more about the inspiring ideas, opportunities and technologies developing around Herefordshire. Most h.Energy events are free, and many are great fun for families - with lots of hands-on activities.

h.Energy 2015 is sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery and Oakwrights, who both have special events happening over the h.Energy weekend. The official h.Energy beer, Dorothy Goodbody’s ‘Harvest Hop,’ is a bronze ale bursting with the aroma and flavours of freshly picked un-kilned ‘green’ Fuggles hops – well worth seeking out in local pubs.

Another of the weekend’s highlights will be the Queenswood Autumn Festival on Saturday 3rd October. For this year’s h.Energy organisers New Leaf have teamed up with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust to host a celebration of all things autumnal at Queenswood Country Park. There will be guided walks, family woodland activities, stalls and seasonal food”. In addition, nationally respected British science writer and broadcaster Colin Tudge, founder of The College for Real Farming and Food Culture, will be joining an inspirational group of local speakers to present a series of unmissable talks as part of the event.

Other inspirational speakers making the trip to Herefordshire for this year’s h.Energy include the remarkable Diana Morgan-Hill who will be exploring her personal story of change with Hay Festival’s Andy Fryers, respected economist and ‘master at joined-up progressive thinking' Andrew Simms, and Simon Fairlie, editor of The Land magazine.

And this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg as h.Energy 2015 is packed full with nearly 60 free events taking place all across the county over the 3 days of the festival. With exciting woodland and community events, bus tours and cycle rides around local eco-homes, energy saving businesses showcasing new ideas, clothes swaps, repair cafés and local growing events – there really is something for everyone. 


Get in touch / find out more

For more information about h.Energy, and about the work of New Leaf in Herefordshire, please see www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk

Or email us: hello@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk

Postal address:
New Leaf Sustainable Development Ltd
St Andrews Mead

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