CO-OPERATIVE Group committee members in Nottingham and Northampton took part in Green Festivals aimed at promoting sustainable development, ecological balance and social justice.
In Nottingham, members were joined by representatives of Travelcare, Funeralcare, the Woodcraft Folk, Co-op Party and local co-ops in a marquee which included a Fairtrade cafe.
Funeralcare staff were busy as their cardboard and wicker coffins generated considerable interest.
The local Primary Care Trust also set up shop in the marquee to promote the ?Five a Day' fruit and vegetable portions message.
In Northampton, the Co-op supported the town's Green Festival with a donation of £ 1,000 and a stand featuring ethical Co-op products and policies.
"These festivals help to make people aware that we have only one planet to live on and we've got to take care of it," said said Senior Co-operative Affairs Officer April Armstrong.