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Eco Living Expo Empowers Locals to Make a Change

By Siriol Dafydd on August 27, 2019 in News

Feel better about your future, by Sue Stainable.

Despite what the mutant tangerine currently in charge of America might say, environmental sustainability is a huge concern for all of us. Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past five years, chances are you’re already well aware that we need to make some changes. From single use plastic to energy consumption and waste management, we need to make significant adjustments to our daily habits if our planet has any hope of survival.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to do it alone. The good folk at Randwick Council are once again throwing their annual Eco Living Expo to educate and support us through these changes. Taking place at the Randwick Community Centre on Sunday, September 22, it will feature some of Australia’s top sustainability experts as well as market stalls, workshops and wonderful entertainment. Whether you’re looking for some tips and advice on a greener lifestyle, or just want a fun day out with the kids, the Eco Living Expo will have something for everyone.
Dr Karl will be back again this year to deliver more talks and presentations. He will be looking at Australia’s 2030 zero emissions target and exploring if and how we can reach it. Other sessions in the new Eco Living Expo Speaker Series will tackle some of the big questions facing us and look at how we can move forward. These include Camille Reed exploring the circular fashion trend, Tim Washington & Geoff Mewing on electric vehicles and driverless cars, and a presentation on Al Gore’s Climate Reality project. Yes, that is the Al Gore, former vice president of the US and subject of the Oscar winning film An Inconvenient Truth.
If the thought of lectures and presentations makes you doze off like a narcoleptic in a bed store, there are plenty of other options to keep you entertained. For hands-on learning you can try some workshops and demonstrations about de-cluttering and saving energy. If you just fancy perusing the market stalls you can discover some fantastic environmentally friendly homewares and products from all over Sydney. Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy some nature play, a native wildlife and bird show, recycled arts and crafts workshops, a rock climbing wall and much more.
“Our Eco Living Expo is not just for sustainability experts and passionate environmentalists but for anyone with an interest in looking after our Earth and making better choices,” Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson told The Beast.
“Each of us can make a change, whether big or small, that will have an impact on our environment, and the expo will empower people to know what choices are right for them,” she said.
“The expo isn’t just about making different purchasing decisions. Our speaker series, featuring the likes of Dr Karl and Camille Reed, will give people a dose of hope, inspiration and plenty to think about. The fun, carnival atmosphere of the expo will ensure everyone leaves feeling better about our future.”
If you’re looking for a free day out with friends and family or want to learn more about how you can help save the planet, pack your reusable water bottle, grab your keep cup and pop down to Randwick Community Centre on Sunday, September 22 between 10am and 4pm. For more information, please visit