Festival Helps us Make a Difference

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The Sustainable Living Festival is back for 2017 and this year the festival offers you the chance to make a difference to one of our much loved community assets – the Coffs Creek.

Kicking off the summer festival season on Saturday 18 November at the Coffs Harbour Showground this year’s event takes place as part of National Recycling week and focuses on the key themes of Do it, Love it, Make it, Swap it.

The Seaside Scavenge crew will be on hand to drive a massive clean-up of the Coffs Creek Estuary where you can swap trash for exciting rewards while helping to clean up and care for this unique place.

With Christmas just around the corner there will also be free workshops where you can make your own Christmas cards, gift tags, decorations, body scrubs, potted plants and pallet furniture from natural and recycled materials.

Renowned Indigenous band OKA are taking time from their busy touring schedule to headline the event, performing on the solar powered main stage.

The kids will be kept busy all day in the kids craft and recycled adventure play space, complete with fairy garden and ocean-themed cardboard cubby kingdom.

There will also be sustainability walks and talks including the ‘You can ask that’ pop up where the important questions about where your coffee cup lid goes are answered by local waste experts.

So come along with a picnic or enjoy the diverse and delicious local food on offer and take part in a fun filled day of activities. It all kicks off at 9am with Yoga on the Green.

“The Sustainable Living Festival is a real hands on do-fest with something to keep the whole family entertained. We are on the verge of summer, the silly season and being held in recycling week this is the perfect time to find fun, new ways to gift, dispose of rubbish, recycle and look after our environment.

As a community we love walking, riding, running, kayaking, fishing and engage in many other activities along the Coffs Creek . You might however be shocked to discover how much rubbish is in our beautiful Creek so let’s come together to care for and celebrate this magnificent part of our city during this event,” Said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

Entry to the Festival is via gold coin donation which covers all the activities and events on the day. There is plenty of onsite parking available or park and stroll from the Castle Street carpark.

Details:

Location: Coffs Harbour Showground

Date: Saturday 18 November 2017

Time: 9am – 2pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

More Info: www.ourlivingcoast.com.au/slf

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