A sustainable living festival will take place at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin this week.

The unique event starts today, May 8, and will run until May 15.

The festival will include workshops, demonstrations and talks on how people can make small, practical, affordable changes to their daily lives and at the same time reduce their carbon footprint.

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, the event will culminate in a 2-day Sustainable Living Fair, a family friendly fair which includes fun activities and market stalls, that is free and open to all.

Over the course of the week-long Festival there will be a number of workshops and talks at the Gardens including a composting workshop, a talk on urban vegetable growing, and a recycling workshop.

Speaking in advance of the launch, Felicity Gaffney, Head of Operations at the National Botanic Gardens Ireland said: “We are aware that climate change is a challenge facing us all and at times it can feel a bit overwhelming but there are practical ways to make a difference.

“The Sustainable Living Festival is a family friendly, fun filled festival where we hope we can offer everyone tools to live a more sustainable life”.

For more information, visit www.botanicgardens.ie/event/sustainable-living-fair.