Excitement Builds for First Ever Sustainability Festival

Published on 09 November 2017

Planning and preparations are in full swing for the first ever Baw Baw Sustainability Festival to be held alongside the November Warragul Farmers Market.

The free-entry festival will take place from 8.30am to 1.00pm on Saturday 18 November at Civic Park in Warragul.

With the date fast approaching, Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci is encouraging the community to save the date and get involved in the free, fun and family-friendly event.

“The festival is shaping up to be a really exciting event with lots of great exhibitors on hand to share their sustainability expertise”, said the Mayor.

“Visitors will be able to browse market stalls, discover eco-friendly products, see demonstrations and get sustainable living tips from a wide range of local producers and entrepreneurs.

“Council will be running a stall featuring lots of natural environment information about our native flora and fauna, noxious weed control, sustainable living tips, Council programs and initiatives, and even tips on keeping your septic healthy.

“There will also be plenty of fun for the kids with some hands-on, interactive activities and even a face painting stall.”

Baw Baw Sustainability Festival exhibitors include:

  • ALR Designs
  • Baw Baw Food Hub
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Baw Baw Sustainability Network
  • Boomerang Bags
  • Earthshack
  • Earth Worker Cooperative
  • Growing Together Baw Baw
  • Gippsland Unwrapped
  • Handcrafted Beehives
  • Indigenous Gardens
  • Refurbishing Bikes
  • RightCycle
  • ResourceSmart Schools
  • Solo Resource Recovery

“As a Council, we have a strong focus in sustainability and ensuring we not only preserve, but enhance our natural environment now and for the future”, said the Mayor.

“Our Environmental Sustainability Policy has a vision statement for Baw Baw Shire to be one of the most environmentally sustainable Shire’s in Victoria.

“We want to lead by example and help educate and empower our community to live sustainably. This festival will be a great way to get some first-hand information from the experts about how we can all reduce our environmental footprint.”

Council is encouraging local schools to get involved and speak to the ResourceSmart Schools team who will be on-hand to talk about sustainable school programs.

Local clubs and community groups are also strongly encouraged to attend.