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Green me up
Randwick Council is hosting their annual Eco-Living Fair on Sunday 13 September 2015 from 10.00am to 3.00pm, and boy is it jammed packed with great, eco activities.

Randwick Eco Fair
Welcome to Randwick Eco-Living Fair credit: www.ecolivingfair.com.au

There will be heaps of live performances throughout the day, with both a main stage and a kids stage. The main stage will feature performances from Q2 Dance Studio, Vendulka Wichta, Victoria Avenue and Uke Junction. Kids will be able to listen to performances and shows from The Vegetable Plot, Madam Zelda, Insektus, the King and Queen of Green and Feathered Friends.

Randwick Eco Fair Kids
Funky, fun, eco shows for kids credit: www.ecolivingfair.com.au

There will be other kids entertainment including a 'kids corner' where there will be some great activities including kids yoga, recycled arts and crafts, edible garden workshop, rock climbing tree, wildlife exhibit, worm farm display, maypole activity, story time readings and a bird show - all for free!

There will also be a Bike Obstacle Course for kids who like to get around on two wheels.

Randwick Eco Fair bike
Have a go on the obstacle course credit: www.ecolivingfair.com.au

You can brush up on your eco knowledge through a series of talks and discussions on various environmental issues. Topics will include an Eco-Futures Discussion with sustainability experts Professor Veena Sahajwalla and Professor Mark Diesendorf and a Kids Panel Discussion with local primary school children.

Make sure you pencil in time for workshops where you will find info on heaps of topics including ethical investing, green cleaning, chemical exposure and toxicity. And don't forget to attend some of the great demonstrations including:

Wood fire pizza workshop, using ingredients from the Community Garden
Gardening workshops, covering topics such as no-dig gardens, growing veggies from pots and growing your own herbal tea
Composting workshop
Pickling demonstration
Worm farm demonstration
Seed saving demonstration
Information about natural pest management
Information about backyard chickens and bee-keeping.

Eco-info stalls will provide a stack of advice on all sorts of things including solar heating and lighting, water tanks, animal rescue, home energy and eco-friendly products for the home.

Randwick Eco Fair talks
Brush up on your eco knowledge credit: www.ecolivingfair.com.au

Keep your belly happy by visiting the wonderful, selection of local food vendors. Food options will include organic street food from Agape, vietnamese street food, vegetarian meals, chorizo rolls and Spanish fare and cheeseburgers and cuban sandwiches. There will be organic coffee and chai, fresh lemonade, ice cream and juice.

Importantly, all food providers will serve local and seasonal produce.

Randwick Eco Fair food
Tuck into some wonderful, local food credit: www.ecolivingfair.com.au

And you can start to get ready for Christmas by stocking up on a range of hand-made and cool, local products including jewellery, clothes, home-wares, vintage antique collectibles, woven baskets and more!

There will also be a book exchange so bring your old favourite and swap it for one you haven't read yet at the Library Book Exchange.

And lastly, make sure you check out the exciting range of bike activities at the Eco-Living Fair including the Bike Clinic and Bike Valet. This year, you can come and make your own free smoothie using a human powered Bike Blender!

Randwick Eco Fair bike blender
Make your own smoothie credit: https://www.facebook.com/events/860548997368079/

You'll be pleased to know the event is powered by renewable forms of energy including wind, solar and bio-diesel and the Council are giving away over 3,000 trees to visitors to help offset the carbon used. All food scraps will be collected and composted and left-over food collected for donation.

The Fair will be held at the Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick. The Council is strongly encouraging everyone to consider green transport options. They are offering a free shuttle bus service and a bike valet who will park your bike - how cool is that! So why not hop on a bus or hop on a bike and get dropped off right at the door. Further details on transport and parking can be found on their website.

Check out their website or facebook page for more details or contact them on (02) 9399 0792 or events@randwick.nsw.gov.au

If the Fair inspires you to make some green changes, be sure to check out our listing of Eco Resources in Sydney.
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Why? Great, free, eco day out for the whole family
When: 13 September 2015
Phone: (02) 9399 0792
Where: Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick
Cost: Free
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I'm all about Eco and green living...be great to check this out!
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 1757 days ago
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