A climate change village was created in Birmingham yesterday to mark World Environment Day.
A range of alternative fuel and transport ideas were on show in Victoria Square to promote sustainable transport, cycling, walking, energy management and waste management.
The latest innovative designs, from wind turbines to green cars, were also on show with businesses and voluntary organisations showing off their green credentials.
Included in the green cars was a fuel-cell driven taxi, an electric delivery vehicle, a fuel cell motorbike and dual fuel family saloons.
The event, organised by Birmingham City Council to raise awareness about climate change, also saw low energy light bulbs distributed free of charge to residents who filled in a home energy check questionnaire at an energy efficiency advice stall, and also to all Birmingham residents over 60 years old.
Coun Steve Bedser, chairman of the sustainability and climate change task and finish overview and scrutiny committee, said: "Sustainability and climate change are important issues that we all need to think about in order to plan ahead for the future. "I have just launched an inquiry to specifically look at this, which will seek to ensure that Birmingham has a tailor made plan which best meets the needs of its people up to the year 2020 and beyond."
Among other events to mark Environment Week being held in the city this week are a green funding fair at Victoria Square today, and a Birmingham Sustainability Forum on Thursday.