EnviroFEST 2016 promises eco-fun for everyone

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Whiteman Park’s popular EnviroFEST event is on again on Sunday 10 April, promising more attractions to help visitors learn more about the environment and achieve a sustainable lifestyle.

A family-friendly event, EnviroFEST has grown from small beginnings in 2010 into an event that now attracts more than 3,000 people keen to learn more about how they can help protect the environment.

EnviroFEST 2016 will feature plenty of eco-themed activities for children and adults alike and more than 40 stalls showcasing environmental services, products and local conservation groups.

Whiteman Park Manager, Steve Lowe said EnviroFEST is an important event on the Park’s calendar that allows visitors to learn more about its conservation values and importance as a conservation reserve, in a practical way.

“The environmental festival is a way for the community to engage with the Park on a different level and help people to achieve a sustainable lifestyle,” he said.  

“EnviroFEST is for all ages, with the whole family able to enjoy a fun-filled day out while learning more about local environmental issues and hearing from sustainability experts and local groups on a range of topics.”

A series of workshops will run on the day, allowing visitors to actively participate and learn about a number of topics, including how to reduce your waste at home, retrofitting your home for energy efficiency and living plastic free. Sustainability advocate Chris Ferreira will also speak at the event  about the importance of trees.

Children are also encouraged to learn more about green issues at the event through activities such as decorating their own reusable bags, planting, storytelling and crowd favourite – the Children’s Forest Treasure Hunt with Fairy Sandie.

Other attractions include native animal and fauna displays, organic and native seedlings for sale, waste reduction at home, eco cleaning products, raw honey, solar energy, environmentally-friendly funerals, sustainable living products and local conservation groups.

EnviroFEST 2016 will be held in the Village at Whiteman Park from 11am to 4pm.

For more information contact Whiteman Park on 9209 6000 or visit online at www.whitemanpark.com