Article 6 for the Dawlish Gazette by Vanessa Ryley, writing for Dawlish Against Plastic. 24th Mar 2020

Keeping a positive outlook

In these unprecedented and extremely worrying times, it can be difficult to maintain a positive outlook for the future, but the Dawlish Against Plastic team are hoping that an event we are planning for Sunday 26th July will go ahead this year. If not, be assured that all being well, we will continue to work with our partners Sustainable Dawlish and Dawlish Town Council to bring the town its first ever ‘Go Green Fest’ at the earliest available opportunity.

So, what’s it all about?

Having declared a climate emergency and following the achievement of ‘Plastic Free Community’ status from Surfers Against Sewage, Dawlish is firmly on the map as a town that cares for the environment.

We want this to be a positive celebration which brings together a wide range of organisations and businesses to inform and inspire people of all ages. It will be fun, with music, a writing competition for young people, keynote speakers and other entertainment. The aim is to encourage everyone to live more in harmony with their environment; it will be interactive, informative, inspirational and free!

It will be a fun-packed day for all ages, celebrating sustainable living.

There will be plenty for children to enjoy throughout the day and, as it will be held on The Lawn, there are plenty of cafés and takeaways to keep everyone fed and watered within a short distance.

If this is the first time you have heard about the festival and your business or organisation would like to get involved, we would welcome your interest. Just go to our website: and fill in the expression of interest form on the Go Green Fest page.

Stay safe everyone.