Had a busy week but needed to tell you all about the Sustainability Festival in Melbourne. SustainAlike went to the expo and enjoyed pottering around the stalls – as well as eating some yummy vegetarian/organic food washed down by locally produced craft beer and cider!
It was fantastic to see so many people there, and that there was a festival dedicated to sustainability celebrated in the heart of Melbourne as well as all over regional Victoria. Our only concern was that ‘sustainability’ may have been located in the heart of Melbourne but it is still in some ways a ‘fringe’ event. We need to keep up pressure to make ‘sustainability’ a central concern in everyone’s lives – not just as something seen as an ‘alternative lifestyle’.
We were particularly interested in the following stalls:
SevenCanaries.com.au – an online shopping site with sustainable, organic and ethical products.
GardenBox – using permaculture principles for gardening in small spaces.
Fifteen Trees – reduces your carbon footprint by planting trees on your behalf.
Oxfam GROW campaign – their suggestions for how to help our planet eat more sustainably – so we can tackle global hunger (just a small issue!). We really recommend checking our their tips.