desertSmart EcoFair Sustainability Festival & Eco-Markets
desertSMART EcoFair is in its ninth year and is organised by the Arid Lands Environment Centre, as part of National Science Week. desertSMART EcoFair aims to educate, inspire and activate the community around science and sustainability issues.
Join us for feature event, the Sustainable Living Festival on Sunday 13th August at Snow Kenna Park from 9.30am.
Welcome to Country 9.45am @ Outdoor Stage
Join us for a Welcome to Country with Aunty Doris Stuart.
Presentations at the Totem Theatre:
Learn to Live Desert Smart 10:00am–11:00am
Learn how to make a practical difference in our daily lives. This discussion looks at sustainable fashion, food, water, energy and low-waste living.
Excellent Adventures: 11.15am–12.15pm
Sustaining Tourism in Central Australia 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, explore how tourism is making itself sustainable in the Centre.
Alice Solar City and Beyond 12.30pm–1.30pm
Giles Parkinson - Renew Economy - with RePower Alice Springs and Desert Knowledge Australia. Find out the latest from the clean energy front and learn how Alice Springs can build on it’s Solar City
vision & move towards a target of 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Around Snow Kenna Park:
The Book Swap 10am–1pm
Finished with that book and want a new one? Bring your books down to the book stall and swap it for another one! Bring your books early or drop off in advance to the ALEC Centre.
Make Cloths Nappies11am–11.30am & 1pm–1.30pm @ Birth & Beyond stall
Bike Workshops 11.30am–12.30pm @ Ultimate Ride stall
Learn how to better maintain your bicycle.
TESLA 10.30am–11am & 1pm–1.30pm @ Tesla Vehicle stall
Join the discussion around getting prepared for electronic vehicles.
Significant Tree Tour 1.30pm–2.30pm @ Outdoor Stage Land for Wildlife will lead a loop tour of the significant trees in the CBD.
Workshops at the Over 50s Centre:
Community-Owned Solar in Our Own Backyard - What Will it Take?
Across the world, communities are working together to unlock
community-owned power for the transition to renewable energy systems. Come and join RePower Alice Springs at this forum to find out more about community energy, hear about the potential for Alice Springs and opportunities to get involved.
Closing the Loop on Food Waste in Alice Springs 11.30am–12.30pm
The drive for communities and businesses to reap the rewards of extracting value from food waste is a result of an emerging trend in infrastructure planning. This workshop will discuss the key criteria in determining the feasibility in planning a waste-to-energy project.
Making Bee-Friendly Gardens 12.30pm–1.30pm
Join Geoff Miers from “Garden Solutions” and the Alice Springs Beekeepers to learn more about bee sustainability and how to create a magnificent garden to attract bees to ensure their survival. Dr. Lamorna Osborne representing the NSW Amateur Beekeepers
Association will also be in attendance to answer any questions on Beekeeping.
Eco Kids Space 10am–1.30pm
Activities for kids will be running all day at the kids space.
Bilby Trilogy Readings 10.30am–11.30am
Come and listen as local author Kaye Kessing reads
from the Bilby Trilogy.
Face Painting 12pm
Face painting with Karine Tremblay.
A National Science Week Event supported by Inspiring Australia
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