Don’t miss Moreton Bay Eco Fest

Published 4:00pm 12 September 2023

Don’t miss Moreton Bay Eco Fest
Words by Moreton Daily
By Ella Bradford

Photo courtesy of ABC

Moreton Bay Eco Fest is returning to Caboolture this September to celebrate all things sustainable and green.

After a successful festival launch in 2022, Moreton Bay Eco Fest will return with a fabulous line up of special guests, activities and entertainment on September 30.

Who will be there

Come along to see ABC Gardening Australia’s host Hannah Moloney and the world’s grubbiest garden-lover dirtgirl, plus leading sustainability experts, community organisations, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, and plant lovers.

Moreton Bay City Council Mayor Peter Flannery says the festival is a celebration of the natural environment and a bold look at sustainability.

“Council is committed to Going Green As We Grow to protect our natural environments, which means focusing on sustainability, preserving our green spaces, avoiding waste in all that we do and reducing our carbon footprint,” Mayor Flannery says.

“We all have a part to play in protecting the amazing natural assets that Moreton Bay has to offer and this festival will help make eco-champions of us all.”

Councillor Adam Hain (Div 3) says presenters’ practical tips will help festivalgoers learn how to live more sustainably and become more aware of the impact of their actions at home and at work.

“Eco Fest will showcase just what is possible at the household and business level in sustainable practice and environmentally conscious decision making,” Cr Hain says.

“The festival will include eco-friendly activities and green-inspired entertainment with a jam-packed program and plenty of hands-on activities for people of all ages.”

Eco Fest is a free, family friendly event promoting sustainability and eco-friendly living.

Cr Hain says the council is ensuring the festival is as low impact on the environment as possible.

“For example, the on-site bin sorting system will ensure that recyclable material is recycled, and landfill is minimised, with organic waste from the festival going to a local worm farm, where it will be repurposed as compost and used as worm food,” Cr Hain says.

“See a variety of electric vehicles on display, take time to wander through the various market stalls and shop locally made, eco-friendly items while connecting to organisations that are working towards a more sustainable future.

“Caboolture Town Square is the perfect setting to bring Moreton Bay residents and visitors together to better our knowledge and connect as a community.”

Caboolture Town Square is a wheelchair and pram-friendly venue with accessible toilets and footpaths.

Don’t miss Moreton Bay Eco Fest

Event details

The festival will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 10am-2pm at Caboolture Town Square, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture.

The 2023 program includes:

  • Appearances and presentations by Hannah Maloney, ABC’s Gardening Australia
  • Performances and meet and greets with dirtgirl, of dirtgirlworld
  • Caboolture Library’s Garden Party featuring a robot obstacle course, free tomato planting, free fairy floss and apple spirals, story times, and a chill out zone
  • Kids scavenger hunt (with winners going into the draw to win a family pass to White Ridge Farm)
  • Wildlife HQ rangers and some scaly friends presenting animal facts and conservation tips
  • Useful items to help families save food, save money, and save the planet
  • Pop-up treasure market
  • Free native plant from one of Council’s environmental officers.

More information

For more information visit the website or join the Facebook event.

To find out more about City of Moreton Bay’s environmental and sustainability activities visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Reports-Policies/Our-Long-Term-Strategies/Environment-And-Sustainability-Strategy.

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