Sunday, May 6, 2012

Boonah’s World Environment Day Festival 2012

All the event photos have been uploaded to facebook.

Boonah’s third  World Environment Day Festival showcases a huge range of exhibitors, talks, workshops, demonstrations, art and performances celebrating and inspiring sustainable communities.

The event kicks off at 9am Saturday June 2 at the Outlook, Boonah.

With over 70 exhibitors, there’s something for everyone, from aquaponics to zumba, electric bikes, Madam Mulch, a moving welcome to country, delicious home made fare, lots of local organic produce and more, all showcasing the global Green Economy theme and providing practical and innovative ways to tread more lightly on our earth.

Live entertainment all day includes Brisbane pop / folk/ rock band Pop Properly headlining some great local talent including a performance of Save our Scenic Rim, a song written to highlight the potential impacts of CSG on our community. See below for the entertainment program.

There’s plenty of focus on local wildlife with Furry Maclean and his Crocodiles and Dragons workshop, and Scenic Rim Wildlife who’ll also be celebrating Wildlife Queensland’s 50th anniversary with Wild Poetry of the Scenic Rim at 4.30pm.

Greening Australia and Queensland Bush Foods will be in attendance offering advice to support keen gardeners who want to grab a bargain at the BOSS plant stall. The rare Xanthorrhoea grass tree plants, the emblem of the former Boonah Shire, will also be available. 

Other highlights include sourdough and raw food demonstrations, a discussion on industrial ecology, Boonah’s bulk buy community, and a clothes swap where preloved good quality clothes can be swapped for ‘new’ items.

Recycling features heavily in the sculptural displays by Christopher Trotter and Mark Paddick, the Junk Orchestra interactive workshops, the community weaving table, market stalls with repurposed furniture, jewellery and clothing, together with innovative recycling bays.  
Old runners are collected for the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Campaign where 100% of old athletic shoes are recycled into Nike Grind and used in the making of new shoes, running tracks and playground surfaces.

Unwanted new and second hand bras can be donated for Project Uplift which provides bras for women in third world countries who have difficulty in obtaining or affording them.

Baby and toddler winter clothes can be donated for the Mornington Island indigenous children who participate in the Drumley Walk.

Visitors can also bring along their corks which are recycled for the Girl Guides, phones and accessories for the Mobile Muster, and old plastic store cards to be refashioned into guitar picks on the day.

Thanks to community generosity, the multi prize raffle has some excellent prizes including a Mt Barney interpretive Eco Walk, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard wines, an Italian cooking class pass, lots of gift vouchers, gift packs and a local produce hamper.

This year’s event is proudly supported by event sponsor  NRMA Insurance, the Scenic Rim Regional Council through their Environmental Program, and the Department of Communities, the Outlook who are again partnering with BOSS to stage the event.

BOSS looks forward to sharing this fabulous day with our great community.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Julie via email on or phone 0435 992 798.

You can also keep up to date with BOSS activities at our facebook page or on the World Environment Day Festival event page.

Live Entertainment Program
   9.45am     Traditional Acknowledgment
 10.00am      Official Opening
 11.00am      Fleur Wade
 11.20am      Boonah Zumba
 11.40pm      Huon MacKinnon
 12.00pm      Scotty Wilton
 12.20pm      The Cameron Complex
 12.40pm      Marky’s Old Time Thang
   1.00pm      Kym and Kylie
   1.20pm      Earth Mama Belly Dance
   1.40pm      Matt Wright
   2.00pm      Eat Them Like Apples
   2.20pm      Pop Properly
   2.50pm      Rob and Jo
   3.10pm      Pop Properly

Workshops, Demonstrations and Talks

Sustainability Talks in the Conference Room
The Rim Journey    10.15am – 11.00am
Industrial Ecology  11.00am – 11.30am

Demonstrations in the Undercover Area
Raw Food  
11.00am - 11.30am
1.00pm - 1.30pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm
2.00pm - 2.30pm

Altered Art in the Conference Room
1.00pm – 3.30pm

Record Stencilling on the Grassed Entrance Area
10.30am – 1.30pm

Community Weaving in the Courtyard

Junk Orchestra in the Large White Marquee
10.15am – 11.00am
11.30am – 12.15pm

Native Wildlife in the
Grassed Entrance Area
10.30am – 11.30am

Wild Poetry of the Scenic Rim in the Conference Room
4.30pm - 6.30pm

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