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Brisbane’s Biggest Sustainability Festival Is On This Weekend

By James Shackell - 29 May 2019

Living sustainably is a pretty big deal these days, what with the planet, you know, dying and all. And Brisbane city council are getting in on the green action this weekend, with their bi-annual Green Heart Fair.

This thing is massive. It’s the state’s biggest community and sustainability festival. Entry is free, there’ll be 100+ sustainable organisations, businesses and eco-experts taking part, and it’s going down this Sunday (9am – 3pm) at 7th Brigade Park, Chermside.

Here’s what to expect. There’s going to be free native plant giveaways, a main stage with eco demonstrations and live workshops, performers and musicians, and a Green Home Zone, where you can chat to experts about ways to cut down your footprint around the house. Want to keep bees? Plant a veggie garden? Build furniture with reclaimed timber? Make your own organic skin-care products? There’s a class for pretty much everything.

Food will be sustainable and delicious, with dozens of the city’s best food trucks rocking up for the day. Expect G Free Donuts, Happy Soul Bowl, Juice Power, Spud The Food Truck, Twisted Toppings and Rolls Pho Mi to all make an appearance.

Organisers are encouraging everyone to bring a re-useable water bottle and coffee cup, because drinking out of Styrofoam at a sustainability festival will raise some serious eyebrows. You’ve been warned.

The Details

What: Green Heart Fair
Where: 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
When: Sunday 2 June, 9am – 3pm
For more info, click here.

Need more green in your life? There's a huge indoor plant sale on this weekend.

Image credit: Tourism Queensland 

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