Cheltenham residents and community groups are being offered the chance to pick up leftover paint for free to raise awareness of climate change on Earth Overshoot Day.

Community RePaint Cheltenham is hosting a special event on 29 July 2021 in order to raise awareness of climate change. The date recognises Earth Overshoot Day, an internationally recognised day that marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.

Our scheme in Cheltenham joined the network in 2005 and is hosted by Reclaim Furniture Reuse at Vision21. Their main aim is collect good quality unwanted furniture, and to sell and deliver it to people on low incomes. The Community RePaint scheme compliments this well, allowing them to also offer their customers a source of affordable paint.

The scheme is offering residents and community groups in Cheltenham free paint on a first come first serve basis at this one-time event. Community RePaint Cheltenham usually sell the paint at the affordable price of £2 per litre. The leftover paint is sourced from businesses, decorators, contractors and paint manufacturers who no longer need the paint but is still useable.

You can visit the scheme at Reclaim (part of Vision 21), 25b Lansdown Industrial Estate, Off Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 8PL and will be open Thursday 29 July 2021 from 9:30am.

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