A FESTIVAL encouraging the county to adopt a more sustainable way of life returns for its eighth year later this month.

Herefordshire's sustainability festival, h.Energy, returns on October 13 and 14 with activities encouraging sustainability in action.

The festival takes place at the Kindle Centre on Saturday 13 before moving to Queenswood Park on Sunday 14.

The weekend will kick off on Friday evening with a bike ride in Hereford exploring routes around the city.

Low-carbon car shares will take place on Saturday leaving from Hereford to an open afternoon at Earthworm in North Herefordshire.

Transport and plastic use will be the main focus of the weekend, with events at Queenwood having a 'plastic free' theme.

Films, talks, workshops and a market selling plastic free alternatives will be on offer.

Rebecca, events coordinator with Herefordshire Green Network said: ""We are so lucky to have the support of a great bunch of members, volunteers and also partners - willing to share their experience and time to inspire the rest of Herefordshire - I'm so grateful to them for helping get this year off the ground. We couldn't have done this year without our crowdfunder campaign so thank you to all who donated!

"And I'm really excited that we've got such an eclectic set of events - from spoon carving using age-old skills, to one of the latest models of electric car - making a sustainable future has never looked this interesting and fun!"

For a full listing of events visit: www.h-energy.org.uk