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Belper Goes Green is Transition Belper’s Community, Eco and Arts Festival – a celebration of local living, which aims to share ways of reducing our impact on the planet, whilst connecting the local community in a relaxed, safe and uplifting way.

Belper Goes Green 2022

What do you want Belper Goes Green 2022 to be?

Due to the impact of coronavirus, Belper Goes Green 2020 and 2021 were sadly cancelled.

It was a massive disappointment for the Transition Belper team, but things are changing and we’re ready to build back greener in 2022.  That’s where you come in…

Putting the band back together: 

It’s impossible to put on an event the size of Belper Goes Green on our own. With people stepping down or retiring from roles over the last two years we just don’t have the team in place to make it happen.

We’re looking to build a new events team and need fresh faces who love team work, organising, event planning, health and safety, decorating, spreadsheets, connecting, marketing and most importantly saving the environment!

If that sounds up your street and you have time to volunteer on a well-loved community festival then come and talk to us. We will be at our Eco Market on the Transition Belper stand (Sunday September 12th, Belper Market Place, 10am-3pm) and we want to hear from you!

If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch via email at

Belper Goes Green aims to:

  • Create a fun, safe and uplifting environment in which our community can come together
  • Promote ways we can reduce our impact on the planet by sharing experiences and knowledge
  • Celebrate life in Belper and the surrounding DE56 postcode area
  • Address global environmental issues on a local scale
  • Promote a thriving local economy, based on green principles
  • Connect individuals, families and businesses across the community
  • Promote connection with the natural world
  • Showcase local artists, musicians, writers and poets
  • Give a platform to local campaign groups, charities and organisations who share similar values to us

What we do to reduce our impact on the planet:

  • We sell reusable beer cups and water bottles
  • Single-use plastic food and drinks containers, plastic cutlery and polystyrene are banned from the site
  • We aim for all of our stages to be solar-powered
  • No petrol or diesel generators are allowed
  • We minimise landfill waste by providing recycling bins across the site
  • We provide a wide range of vegan and vegetarian food options
  • All promotional materials are printed on either recycled or FSC certified paper using vegetable-oil based inks

Please visit our other Belper Goes Green pages for further info about the festival.