The Caldera Environment Centre (CEC) will hold a family fun festival to celebrate this year’s World Environment Day as the International Year of Soils.
CEC organising committee member Ari Ehrlich said entertainment on the day would include Bunya, a seven-piece Bellingen group that creates a unique fusion of world music, roots, blues, global percussion, and ‘dance-inducing world drum rhythms’.
‘Entertainment on the day will also include Luna Junction, that performs an eclectic extravaganza of gypsy, world, folk and jazz rhythms’, said Mr Ehrlich.
‘The Pitts Family Circus will perform a hilarious comedy acrobatics and juggling show and Hoopla Circus will also run an activities workshop for the kids.
‘A range of tasty vegetarian food will be available from local sustainable business stalls, along with freshly-baked cakes, biscuits, chai and coffee.
‘Other stall holders will include Tweed Landcare, Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers, Tweed Climate Action Now, Solar Tek, Sunbeam Solar, Birdlife Northern Rivers, Northern Rivers Guardians and Farmer’s Choice Organics.’
Council’s Bushland Officer John Turnbull said Council’s Water Unit would also be at the event giving away water-saving hose end attachments.
‘Council stalls will focus on sustainable agriculture, waste minimisation, water saving and bushland management’, said Mr Turnbull.
‘The Koala Connections Project will also feature a koala feed tree competition display.’
The Tweed Shire Council-sponsored event will also feature guest speakers: Dave Forrest from Tweed Richmond Organic Producers Organisation, Gerard Wedderburn Bishop on soil health and sustainable land use, Vincent Selleck from Solar Tek and Tweed Climate Action Now President Greg Reid.
The environmentally-friendly event, at Murwillumbah’s Knox Park on Sunday June 7 from 10am to 3pm, not only spreads the word about environmental initiatives but is also energy and waste efficient.