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Sustainable Living – Festival of Thrift

Festival of Thrift is the UK’s national Festival of Sustainable Living. Based in Redcar since 2015, the company  works through creative cooperation with a huge range of partners and produces  a year round programme live and online, culminating in a large scale ( 35,000+)  free annual Festival of themed exhibitions, talks, performance, stalls and food and drink .

Our focus is on how we can all make those small changes, the shift to thrift, that will add up to a big difference for the future of our planet.

We work with high quality artists, reaching out locally & to audiences & participants across the UK. Our theme for 2021 is Water and for 2022 Our Common Wealth.


We encourage our partners and supporters to share their examples of good practice in tackling the climate emergency, reversing ecological collapse and delivering a just transition. NEECCo does not undertake to quality assure these case studies, and inclusion of a case study on this website does not imply endorsement of the project by NEECCo or by its partners.

Some case studies will feature organisations who are involved in fossil fuel industries, or who are open to challenge on other aspects of their performance in relation to our objectives. NEECCo recognises that if we are to reach our ambitious objectives, all organisations and individuals within the north east will need to adapt their behaviour and actions. We want our case studies to encourage this process. Our commitment to achieving a just transition from a carbon-based economy to a green economy requires us to encourage positive steps wherever they are to be found. 

We are interested in your views on the case studies so please choose to like/ dislike each case study.