ECO events celebrating Crawley Council's 10:10 commitment to cut its carbon emissions by 10 per cent in 2010 were a big success.
Tree planting, green art and an eco stall at the Farmers' Market helped to celebrate 10:10:10, a day of action to help spread the 10:10 campaign message and celebrate the efforts of the millions who are helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Kids from Gossops Green Community Primary School and Northgate Primary School had their Green art displayed at Ginger Moo Gallery in the County Mall.
Opened by the Mayor Cllr Lee Burke on Thursday, the work was displayed for three days, including 10/10/10, and is set to be displayed at Tilgate Park's Green Zone.
More than 50 children from Northgate Primary created an enormous allotment using rubbish helping to show people how much is thrown away and what can be saved if you grow your own.
And Gossops Green Community Primary School's 'Eco Club' made seasonal food from clay to make people aware of the importance of eating seasonal food.
Cllr Lee Burke said: "The work was absolutely fantastic and it was a delight to meet the children who helped to create the pieces. They were clearly so proud of their work and also keen to get across their environmental message."
Leader of the council, Bob Lanzer, Chief Executive, Lee Harris, and Director of Community Services, Phil Rogers, also got stuck-in promoting the green message and helped to plant Lime trees in the Memorial Gardens last week.
Thirty trees (10+10+10) now line one of the paths through the garden. Lime trees were chosen with a warming climate in mind - they're found across Europe and can thrive in warmer climates.
Green staff were out spreading the 10:10 message on Sunday too when officers from the council's Environment Team joined forces with West Sussex's For Better Tomorrows to promote a healthy low carbon lifestyle.
Market goers were handed free, freshly squeezed, Crawley grown apple juice and offered advice on reducing food waste, growing their own and composting.
The 10:10 campaign is an international project to encourage as many individuals, businesses and organisations to cut their carbon emissions by 10 per cent in 2010.