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Practically Green Festival: Eltham

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 18th, 2011

23 October , 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm

Come down to Eltham and celebrate sustainable living and everything green at Council’s Practically Green Festival this October!

First held in 2008 at Council’s Environmental Education Centre in Eltham – Edendale Farm – the Practically Green Festival continues in 2011 to offer practical and simple ideas to help you and your family live sustainably. The Festival showcases the very best in sustainable building technologies– all in a fun festival-style, family atmosphere. Come and enjoy the food, free children’s entertainment, music and free workshops!

As the Festival is all about sustainability, we encourage you to travel there sustainably too! Edendale Farm is conveniently located on the Diamond Creek Trail and is just a short walk from Eltham train station. Think about jumping on your bike, catching the shuttle bus from Eltham station or popping your walking shoes on – and come and experience the Practically Green Festival!

Sunday 23 October 10am-5pm

Edendale Farm Gastons Road, Eltham (Melway 22 A1)

Download the Festival Flyer or visit the website for more information.

Stringybark Suburban Sustainability Festival 2011

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 12th, 2011

15 October , 2011
16 October , 2011

Stringybark 2011 Knox’s own national festival celebrating sustainability in the suburbs.


Knox City Council’s Stringybark Festival is Australia’s longest running sustainability festival.

The event focuses on ‘suburban sustainability’ and aims to engage, educate and entertain people of all ages through seven key sustainability zones of interactive workshops, and presentations of sustainable products and concepts.

  • ENERGY Harnessing the power of the sun, wind, geo-thermal and others, through new alternative technologies that save you money and save the planet
  • WATER Water conservation, rain water systems, grey and black water recycling and ways to stop our dams from emptying
  • BIODIVERSITY Conservation, the environment, native flora and fauna and everything about the beautiful planet we live on
  • SUSTAINABLE HOME Alternative cleaning, clothing and beauty products, food and drink and what you can easily do to make your own home more sustainable
  • TRANSPORT Walking, cycling, public transport, electric vehicles and every way to prevent traffic pollution
  • RECYCLING Refusing, reducing, reusing and recycling plus what we can make out of what we throw away
  • COMMUNITY Sustainability in education, health and wellbeing, young and old, diverse cultures and interests celebrating our community

In addition, an extensive market of fair trade and locally produced, handmade crafts, entertainment and music, organic produce and food demonstrations and workshops will be delivered by community groups, business partners, Knox City Council staff and volunteers.

10 am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 15-16 October 2011

Rowville Community Centre Reserve, Fulham Road, Rowville (Melway 81 K1)

Kids/Concession $2, Adult $3, Family $7 – Entry is free if you travel by bike, foot or public transport (there is a festival shuttle bus)

Visit the website or download the flyer for more information.

Sustainable Living Festival this Friday to Sunday, 20-22 February

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on February 18th, 2009