Calling Sustainable Stallholders

The Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival is calling for environmentally friendly focused businesses and community groups to get on board.

Held this year the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi on Sunday, 29 March, the Festival will feature stalls with sustainable and eco-friendly products and information.

Bass Coast Shire Council’s Acting General Manager Sustainable Development and Growth, Peter Francis, encouraged anyone interested in holding their own stall to get in contact with Council.

“A stall at the Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival can be a valuable way for businesses and community organisations to interact with the public,” Mr Francis said.

“The Festival is free and you can be assured that there will be plenty of people in attendance exploring the different displays.”

Mr Francis said the event has been growing steadily, with the 2014 event held at Coal Creek in Korumburra attracting over 2,500 visitors, and the event advertised state-wide.

The Festival alternates between South Gippsland and Bass Coast.

“The Festival is proving to be a very popular attraction across Bass Coast and South Gippsland,” Mr Francis said.

“It aims to provide information and practical skills for residents and visitors to use daily at home, work and in their community.”

Attractions at the Festival include:

  • eco-friendly products
  • practical information on sustainable options, recycling and re-purposing
  • down-to-earth demonstrations and speakers
  • displays of alternative energy
  • local produce
  • self-sufficiency skills
  • sustainable products

If you are a business or community group interested in getting involved, please contact Council’s Economic Development Coordinator, Roslyn Jenzen, on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or find more information on Council’s event calendar at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/events.

You can also keep up-to-date on what’s happening at the Festival by liking the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southerngippslandsustainabilityfestival.