A great Green gala

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IT WAS a day to remember as some 700 people attended this year’s Go Greener day at the Carmichael hall.

And despite Scotland’s clashing match with Brazil, the eco event managed to pull in the crowds.

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There were pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo and birds of prey from Rhuallan Raptors.

Experts were also on hand to provide information and advice on environmental issues such as home energy and recycling.

Alex Mackie, East Renfrewshire’s Provost, opened the eco extravaganza.

He said: “Go Greener is now established as the environmental conscience of this area and we welcome its success at raising the awareness of this important issue in the locale.

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“Its members encourage people to recycle, compost and become energy efficient. The group works hard to help raise awareness of the impact of climate change and global warming”.

Carmichael hall was filled with food stalls, live music and even featured a fashion show organised by Eastwood high with models wearing clothes made from recycled materials.

Go Greener’s Savio D’Souza added: “It was an incredibly positive and encouraging event to see so many people miss the Scotland game to come and find out more.

“There was an opportunity for people to learn how they can do their bit to protect the environment.

“We now live in a post modern society where our lifestyle and energy usage is not sustainable on the planet or for future generations.

“Unless we act now the longer we delay change the more painful it will be as taxation would be used to force change”.

Another major attraction on the day included hidden treasures, a map of Rouken Glen park and some friendly pirates.

The ‘pirates’ were from the Friends of Rouken Glen raising funds for their campaign to improve and promote the park and encourage new members to join the group.

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The treasure – hidden in marked squares on the map – included vouchers for Boaters and Shangri La restaurants, both situated in the park.

Chairman Gerald Levin said: “We were delighted at the interest created in our stall at the Go Greener day.

“The park is already a beautiful place full of real treasures and providing facilities enjoyed by people of all ages.

“We welcome park users, visitors and anyone with an interest or involvement to join our group.

“Membership is free and you will be kept informed of progress, public events in the park and special activities for members”.

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