Renew Fest have announced three festival ambassadors for Renew Fest 2020, who are calling on the community to back the festival via their all-or-nothing crowdfunding blitz which is currently running.
The campaign needs to reach its target of 600 early bird pledges by Monday February 17, to be able to go ahead on May 8–10 at the Mullum Showground.
The Renew Fest 2020 ambassadors are local Arakwal custodian, Delta Kay, director of the award-winning film 2040 Damon Gameau, and Love Out Loud young social entrepreneur and author, Nicole Gibson.
Renew Fest director Ella Rose Goninan says, ‘The challenge of full system regenerative change is to humbly renew all the ways we interact with the Earth and each other.
‘We do this by learning from and honouring Aboriginal people and their ancient connection to country, embracing the hearts, vision and leadership of young people, and welcoming in all the current innovations for better ways of living across the world.
‘That’s what our ambassadors represent, and it’s an honour to have them on board.’
‘The crowdfunding campaign offers discounted early bird tickets, and other rewards, and must be successful for the festival to proceed,’ says Ella.
Delta Kay says, ‘Jingi walla blaggenmere Arakwal jugan. Welcome everyone to Arakwal country. We are honoured to host Renew Fest 2020 in the beautiful Mullumbimby. We ask you to walk soft and listen to the land of our ancestors. Garimaa respect,’ said.
Damon Gameau says, ‘Renew Fest couldn’t come at a better time this year.
‘It provides a meeting place for those who want to discuss and shape a new story for humanity and how we interact with all living systems.’
Nicole Gibson says, ‘Until we understand how to live in harmony with each other and the planet, suffering will remain. Through gatherings like Renew Fest, we are able to unify and educate ourselves on more effective solutions to a spectrum of global challenges, that requires a much different level of thinking than institutionalised thinking. Ella is creating something truly profound – Renew is not to be missed.’
Pledge your early bird ticket now, to ensure the festival happens this year. Deadline, February 17.
For more information visit www.renewfest.org.au.
Ambassadors invite support for Renew Fest