Randwick Family Friendly Eco-Living Expo ReturnsGreat news for those of you who have shared The Beast’s many previous grumblings about society’s recklessness when it comes to the environment – the Randwick Eco-Living Expo (formerly known as the Randwick Eco-Living Fair) is back!
This year’s event will be held at the Randwick Community Centre on Sunday, September 16, which, coincidentally (or not), is also national Sustainable House Day.
The expo will feature various experts and valuable information on sustainable living for anybody who wants to make lifestyle changes, however big or small, to benefit the environment. Packed with all the latest innovations, it will focus on sustainable improvements for homes and gardens, as well as offering tips on small changes that will make a big difference.
There will also be a Sustainable Demonstration House this year, which will showcase water and energy saving initiatives. Industry experts and a few familiar faces will be on hand to provide ideas and advice on waste avoidance and minimisation.
“The Eco-Living Expo first started out as a fair 13 years ago and has been a huge success,” Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey told The Beast.
“It’s designed to educate, inspire and enable residents to make sustainable choices that help preserve and protect our environment.”
“It’s fantastic to see how it has grown every single year and been embraced by the community… it’s a day that the whole family can look forward to.”
Aussie radio and television favourite Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will also be sharing his knowledge and insight, along with ABC’s War on Waste host Craig Reucassel.
“The environment is what nurtures us, but it is so complex that we need knowledge,” Dr Karl said.
“Randwick City has lots of good people trying to spread this knowledge and I want to help them.”
Dr Karl also told The Beast that his presentation will depend largely on whatever’s current and topical at the time, but a big focus will be on demonstrating where the planet will or could be by 2050 if we continue the way we are. He will discuss how we can change or reduce these effects and make the world a better place through our own day-to-day actions.
The Eco-Living Expo is 100 per cent family friendly and includes everything from live bird and reptile shows to a craft tent that allows kids to create art from reusable materials. They can also make pedal-powered smoothies at the Bike‘n’Blend stand (pictured), or get their hands dirty while exploring the magic of nature in the awesome Edible Kids Garden. There will also be live entertainers roaming around the expo to delight and inspire on-the-go. And last but not least, a rock climbing wall will keep even the most energetic of children entertained throughout the day.
There’ll also be plenty to keep the adults informed and entertained including workshops, displays and demonstrations on everything from beekeeping and green cleaning tips to creating your own compost!
The overall point of this event is to inspire and encourage local residents to invest in and improve the future of the planet by making small lifestyle changes and re- thinking their personal and household impact on the environment. The good people at Randwick Council have once again put their hearts and souls into the event, so it is bound to be a fun and educational day out for the whole family.
Go on – grab your keep cups and head on down!
The Eco-Living Expo takes place on Sunday, September 16 from 10am at Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick. For more information, head to Randwick Council’s website, www.randwick.nsw.gov.au.